Understand what exactly web accelerators are and the way it is possible to take advantage of them to improve your site’s overall performance.
A web accelerator is a server-side app that quickens a site. Such a piece of software can operate in different ways based on the website content, but in the general case all such programs cache content and deliver it instead of the web server. That is valid for both dynamic and static websites since the cached content may be simple text or database responses and the reward of employing a web accelerator isn't simply the faster loading website, but also the decreased overall load on the machine. That way, you could use a lower-end hosting package that will also cost less while your website visitors can still enjoy high browsing speeds. Few companies supply web accelerators with their hosting deals and they usually offer only one, while we offer three different ones that will enable you to enhance the performance of any sort of website considerably.
Web Accelerators in Shared Hosting
Our shared hosting plans include 3 web accelerators that you can employ depending on the sites which you would like to run. Memcached is used to cache database or API calls and responses, which could significantly improve the functionality of dynamic Internet sites. Varnish is a popular HTTP accelerator which caches web pages and provides them to the visitors considerably quicker than the hosting 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. With respect to the web hosting plan you pick, these 3 programs might already be included or may be optional upgrades. In any case, you'll be able to choose how many instances of each one of them shall be at your disposal and what amount of memory they ought to employ. These accelerators are offered only by a few hosting companies, including ours, and they could increase the speed of your web applications significantly.
- Web Accelerators in Semi-dedicated HostingYou'll be able to use Memcached, Varnish or Node.js for the websites hosted in your semi-dedicated hosting account based on the nature of the site content. Memcached, for instance, caches database requests, therefore it's a superb choice for any script app like WordPress or Joomla™. That way, the database server shall not need to process the very same request if multiple users open a page with the same content. Varnish is similar, but it's a general-purpose accelerator since it caches any type of content the first time a website visitor opens an Internet site. If that page is opened again by the very same guest, it shall be provided by Varnish at a greater speed compared to the server. Using this web accelerator will reduce the load created by your sites drastically. Last, but not least, Node.js will enable you to produce scalable web programs such as hotel booking sites or chats. Its advantage over comparable platforms is that it does not wait for a client to submit a big piece of data, but processes whatever the customer is typing in real-time. The three web accelerators are available in the Hepsia CP and you shall be able to choose how many instances of each one of them will run and the maximum amount of memory they'll employ.
- Web Accelerators in VPS Web HostingWe offer Memcached, Node.js and Varnish with all virtual private servers that are obtained with the Hepsia Control Panel. Your web server will also include a few hundred MBs of dedicated memory for these accelerators and the specific amount would depend on the package that you pick. Memcached is employed for script-driven websites because it caches database responses, consequently reducing the number of queries which a script sends to its database. It could be used for any script including WordPress or Joomla™. Node.js is an effective platform for developing web apps for example booking Internet sites and chats. The real-time interaction between users and a server is conducted by processing little pieces of information as soon any user enters anything on the webpage. In comparison, other platforms await users to input loads of information before they process it, consequently they function slowly. Varnish is a multi-purpose accelerator that caches whole web pages and provides them instead of the server at a considerably faster rate. It is also often called an HTTP reverse proxy and it can easily speed up any sort of website.
- Web Accelerators in Dedicated Servers HostingIn the event that you get a dedicated server from us and you select Hepsia as the hosting CP, you will be able to employ Node.js, Memcached and Varnish for your sites. All solutions include several gigabytes of memory dedicated to those accelerators and the specific amount depends on the package that you choose. Node.js is employed for scalable online programs such as browser games or hotel booking and it processes the information instantly as the client enters it, which makes it much faster than comparable platforms. Memcached caches database and API responses, so if you use it for a script-driven Internet site, not simply will the website work faster, but also the load on the hosting server will reduce because there shall be a lesser amount of database queries to be processed. Varnish also caches content, but it is not limited to databases. Rather, it caches whole web pages once a guest opens them and provides them instead of the hosting server whenever the same visitor opens them afterwards. As Varnish processes web requests much faster than any server, the performance of a site using this accelerator could increase up to 300%.
- Web Accelerators in Semi-dedicated Hosting