A web accelerator is an application that speeds up an Internet site, usually by caching its content. There are various types of accelerators, but in the general case such programs cache static content or database responses and deliver them in lieu of the server, as a consequence improving the performance of a website greatly. The latter is achievable because accelerator programs work faster than a hosting server and not simply will a website function better, but the server load will also lessen, which will permit you to run heavy sites with less system resources. We offer three web accelerators with our hosting plans, which will allow you to increase the speed of any sort of Internet site. In comparison, most website hosting service providers do not provide any web accelerators or offer only 1, which limits your choice of web applications if you'd like to employ this kind of software.

Web Accelerators in Website Hosting

If you host your Internet sites in a website hosting account from our company, you shall have 3 popular web accelerators to select from if you'd like to boost the sites' efficiency. Memcached is used for database-driven sites and it caches the calls and requests between a site and its database, so it can easily minimize the load of such sites drastically. Varnish caches whole webpages the first time a visitor opens them and delivers them from there on if the same guest opens them again. It does that faster than the web server, so it can easily boost the loading speed of any site up to 300%. Node.js is an object-oriented platform for real-time applications which operates on the server and not inside the visitor's Internet browser. It's employed for holiday accommodation booking, chats and other apps where a lot of data has to be processed in real time. The availability of those accelerators depends upon the hosting solution that you select - they might come by default or as an upgrade. In each case, you shall be able to add more instances or more memory for each one of them.

Web Accelerators in Semi-dedicated Servers

You shall be able to use Memcached, Varnish or Node.js for the Internet sites hosted inside your semi-dedicated server account depending on the nature of the site content. Memcached, for instance, caches database requests, therefore it is a superb option for any script app like WordPress or Joomla. This way, the database web server won't have to process exactly the same request if a number of users open a website with the same content. Varnish is comparable, but it's a general-purpose accelerator since it caches any kind of content the first time a visitor opens an Internet site. If that webpage is opened again by the exact same website visitor, it'll be delivered by Varnish at a much better speed compared to the server. Employing this web accelerator shall reduce the load created by your sites considerably. Last, but not least, Node.js will enable you to create scalable web apps like hotel booking sites or chats. Its advantage over comparable platforms is that it does not wait for a client to submit a substantial piece of information, but processes whatever the client is typing in real-time. The three web accelerators are available in the Hepsia Control Panel and you shall be able to select how many instances of each one of them will run and the maximum amount of memory they'll employ.

Web Accelerators in Dedicated Servers

In the event that you purchase a dedicated server from our firm and you pick Hepsia as the hosting CP, you shall be able to use Node.js, Memcached and Varnish for your sites. All plans come with several gigabytes of memory dedicated to those accelerators and the actual amount depends on the plan you choose. Node.js is employed for scalable online applications like browser games or hotel booking and it processes the info in real time as the client enters it, which makes it considerably quicker than very similar platforms. Memcached caches database and API responses, so if you use it for a script-driven Internet site, not only will the site speed up, but also the load on the hosting server will decline because there will be considerably less database queries to be processed. Varnish also caches content, but it isn't limited to databases. Rather, it caches whole websites once a visitor opens them and provides them instead of the server whenever the same visitor opens them later on. Due to the fact that Varnish processes web requests considerably faster than any web server, the efficiency of a site using this accelerator may increase as much as 300%.