Understand what specifically web accelerators are and exactly how you can take advantage of them to improve your site’s efficiency.
A web accelerator is a server-side app which quickens a website. Such a piece of software could function in different ways depending upon the site content, but in the general situation all such apps cache content and deliver it instead of the server. That is valid for both dynamic and static sites as the cached content may be simple text or database responses and the advantage of using a web accelerator isn't only the faster loading website, but also the reduced overall load on the hosting server. This way, you may employ a lower-end hosting plan that will also cost less while your visitors could still enjoy fast browsing speeds. Handful of service providers provide web accelerators with their hosting packages and they often offer just 1, while we offer 3 different ones which will permit you to enhance the performance of any type of Internet site noticeably.
Web Accelerators in Cloud Hosting
Our cloud hosting plans come with 3 web accelerators which you can employ depending on the sites that you'd like to run. Memcached is used to cache database or API calls and responses, which could significantly enhance the performance of dynamic websites. Varnish is a popular HTTP accelerator which caches web pages and delivers them to the site visitors much faster than the web server after the first time they open them. Node.js is an event-driven platform used for scalable real-time applications for example booking websites. Depending on the web hosting solution you choose, these 3 apps may already be included or could be optional upgrades. In any case, you will be able to pick how many instances of every one of them will be at your disposal and how much memory they ought to use. These accelerators are offered only by a handful of Internet hosting companies, including ours, and they could raise the speed of your web applications substantially.
- Web Accelerators in Semi-dedicated ServersYou shall be able to use Memcached, Varnish or Node.js for the websites hosted inside your semi-dedicated server account based on the nature of the website content. Memcached, for instance, caches database requests, therefore it is a fantastic choice for any script application such as WordPress or Joomla™. This way, the database hosting server will not have to process the exact same request if a number of users open a website with the same content. Varnish is similar, but it is a general-purpose accelerator since it caches any kind of content the first time a visitor opens a site. In case this web page is opened again by the same visitor, it shall be delivered by Varnish at a much better speed compared to the web server. Using this web accelerator shall minimize the load produced by your websites significantly. Last, but not least, Node.js will enable you to produce scalable web apps like hotel booking websites or chats. Its advantage over comparable platforms is that it doesn't wait for a client to submit a large piece of data, but processes whatever the user is typing in real-time. The 3 web accelerators are available inside the Hepsia CP and you shall be able to select how many instances of every one of them will run and the maximum amount of memory they may use.
- Web Accelerators in VPS ServersIf you obtain a VPS server with the Hepsia CP, you will be able to employ Memcached, Varnish and Node.js for your Internet sites. All 3 accelerators are included in our packages by default and offer dedicated memory of several hundred megabytes. Node.js is employed to create scalable apps where real-time interaction is necessary - booking Internet sites, online games, chats, etcetera. It processes the info in smaller bits as the end user is entering it, as a result it functions faster than other platforms that wait for the users to submit one big bit of data. Varnish is a general-purpose accelerator which works as an HTTP proxy. It caches content and delivers it in the event that the same visitor opens the same webpage again, which can easily speed any website several times since Varnish operates faster than any web server. Memcached is used for caching API and database responses, therefore it is suitable for script-driven Internet sites such as WordPress and Joomla™. This web accelerator can reduce the load on your web server because it'll decrease the amount of database queries your sites make.
- Web Accelerators in Dedicated ServersIn case you select Hepsia as the hosting Control Panel for your new dedicated server, you will have Memcached, Varnish and Node.js readily available for accelerating your sites. Memcached can easily reduce the load on the web server by lowering the queries your script-driven websites make as it caches database responses. This web accelerator is perfect for dynamic sites created with WordPress, Joomla™ and very similar scripts. Varnish, which is often called an HTTP reverse proxy, caches whole webpages the first time a new visitor opens them. It could be used to speed up any type of website because it provides the cached content much quicker than the hosting server every time a guest opens the same page again. You can use Node.js for online apps which require real-time server-client interaction like online chats or booking sites. Different from other platforms which await the user to input everything on a form, Node.js processes the information gradually as the user fills every box, so it works considerably quicker and more effectively. All dedicated server solutions feature several gigabytes of memory dedicated to those three web accelerators.
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