Find out what specifically web accelerators are and in what ways it is possible to benefit from them to supercharge your website’s performance.
A web accelerator is a server-side program that speeds up a site. Such a piece of software can function in different ways based on the website content, but in the typical situation all such applications cache content and deliver it instead of the server. That's valid for both dynamic and static Internet sites because the cached content could be simple text or database responses and the benefit of using a web accelerator is not simply the faster loading Internet site, but also the lessened overall load on the web server. That way, you can employ a lower-end hosting package that'll also cost less while your site visitors could still enjoy fast browsing speeds. Handful of firms offer web accelerators with their hosting packages and they usually offer only 1, while we offer 3 different ones that will allow you to enhance the performance of any kind of Internet site significantly.
Web Accelerators in Shared Hosting
We offer 3 of the most popular web accelerators with our shared hosting solutions and depending on what plan you shall pick when you sign up, they could already be available or they might be an optional upgrade. Varnish is the most well-known one of them and it may be employed for any kind of site. It caches the pages the first time a visitor opens them and delivers them at a much faster speed compared to the server every time that a visitor opens them again. Memcached is used to cache API and database calls, so it can boost the speed of dynamic websites such as online stores, discussion boards or social networks. Node.js is employed for scalable web apps and it works in real-time, which makes it suitable for server-side data processing - chats, browser games, booking portals, etc. You will be able to select the amount of memory these accelerators will employ and how many instances of each shall run from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel.
- Web Accelerators in Semi-dedicated ServersYou'll be able to use Memcached, Varnish or Node.js for the Internet sites hosted within your semi-dedicated server account depending on the nature of the website content. Memcached, in particular, caches database requests, so it is a fantastic option for any script app like WordPress or Joomla™. This way, the database hosting server shall not have to process the exact same request if many users open a site with the same content. Varnish is similar, but it is a general-purpose accelerator since it caches any sort of content the first time a visitor opens a site. In case that webpage is opened again by the very same website visitor, it'll be delivered by Varnish at a much higher speed compared to the hosting server. Using this web accelerator will minimize the load produced by your sites drastically. Last, but not least, Node.js will allow you to produce scalable web apps such as hotel booking Internet sites or chats. Its advantage over comparable platforms is that it does not wait for a user to submit a sizable piece of info, but processes whatever the user is typing in real-time. The three web accelerators are available inside the Hepsia Control Panel and you'll be able to pick how many instances of each and every one of them will run and the maximum amount of memory they'll use.
- Web Accelerators in VPS ServersIf you get a VPS server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you will be able to use Memcached, Varnish and Node.js for your sites. All three accelerators are included within our packages by default and come with dedicated memory of a few hundred MBs. Node.js is employed to create scalable programs where real-time interaction is necessary - booking sites, online games, chats, etcetera. It processes the data in little bits as the user is entering it, therefore it works faster than other platforms that wait for the end users to input one large bit of data. Varnish is a general-purpose accelerator that works as an HTTP proxy. It caches content and delivers it if the same website visitor opens the same website again, which can speed any Internet site several times since Varnish works quicker than any hosting server. Memcached is employed for caching API and database responses, therefore it is suitable for script-driven Internet sites like WordPress and Joomla™. This web accelerator will be able to decrease the load on your hosting server because it'll reduced the number of database queries which your Internet sites make.
- Web Accelerators in Dedicated ServersMemcached, Varnish and Node.js come with all dedicated servers ordered with the Hepsia hosting CP and in accordance with the plan that you opt for, you'll also have several gigabytes of dedicated memory for them. Memcached can reduce the hosting server load by lowering the number of queries that have to be taken care of since it caches database calls and responses. You'll be able to use it on any website which uses an API or a database - as an example, any website developed with WordPress or Joomla™. Varnish can enhance the performance of any sort of Internet site by caching whole webpages the first time a guest opens them. The accelerator provides the pages if the exact same visitor opens them afterwards and given that it does that much quicker than the hosting server, the visitor will be able to surf your Internet site at least a few times faster. This is why Varnish is oftentimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. Node.js is an innovative platform that'll permit you to develop booking websites, web chats and other programs where real-time server-user interaction is needed. It processes the info in small bits as the user fills different boxes and does not wait for all boxes to be filled and processed as one substantial piece of info, which makes Node.js much quicker than similar applications.
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