Learn what specifically web accelerators are and how you are able to make the most of them to boost your site’s performance.
A web accelerator is a piece of software that accelerates an Internet site typically by caching content and providing it instead of the server. Such applications could be used for both dynamic and static sites since there are various accelerators that can cache both static content and database calls and responses. The best thing about employing a web accelerator is that a given Internet site shall perform considerably faster without using more system resources. Just the opposite, such a site will require much less resources to work as the web accelerator will take care of most requests rather than the server. Unlike many companies that don't offer web accelerators with their plans or offer just one, we offer three different ones that will enable you to speed up your sites irrespective of their kind or content.
Web Accelerators in Cloud Hosting
In case you host your sites inside a cloud hosting
account from our firm, you'll have three popular web accelerators to choose from if you would like to boost the sites' functionality. Memcached is employed for database-driven Internet sites and it caches the calls and requests between a website and its database, so it can easily minimize the load of such websites substantially. Varnish caches entire pages the first time a site visitor opens them and provides them from there on if the same website visitor opens them again. It does that much more quickly than the web server, so it can boost the loading speed of any website as much as 300%. Node.js is an object-oriented platform for real-time apps which functions on the hosting server and not in the visitor's Internet browser. It is used for accommodation booking, chats and other programs where loads of data should be processed in real time. The availability of the accelerators depends upon the hosting package which you select - they may come by default or as an upgrade. In both cases, you will be able to add more instances or more memory for each of them.
Web Accelerators in VPS Servers
If you obtain a VPS server
with the Hepsia CP, you shall be able to employ Memcached, Varnish and Node.js for your websites. All 3 accelerators are integrated in our plans by default and feature dedicated memory of a few hundred megabytes. Node.js is used to create scalable programs where real-time interaction is necessary - booking websites, online flash games, chats, and so on. It processes the information in small pieces as the end user is entering it, thus it functions faster than other platforms that wait for the users to enter one massive bit of info. Varnish is a general-purpose accelerator that works as an HTTP proxy. It caches content and delivers it in case the same site visitor opens the same website again, which can easily speed any site several times due to the fact that Varnish works faster than any web server. Memcached is used for caching API and database responses, therefore it's suitable for script-driven websites such as WordPress and Joomla™
. This web accelerator can minimize the load on your hosting server as it'll reduced the amount of database queries which your Internet sites make.