Determine what exactly web accelerators are and exactly how you'll be able to take full advantage of them to enhance your site’s performance.
A web accelerator is a server-side program that quickens an Internet site. Such a piece of software could work in different ways based on the website content, but in the typical case all such applications cache content and deliver it instead of the server. That's valid for both static and dynamic websites since the cached content could be simple text or database responses and the benefit of employing a web accelerator is not just the faster loading site, but also the minimized overall load on the server. This way, you can employ a lower-end hosting solution which will also cost less while your visitors can still enjoy high browsing speeds. Handful of firms offer web accelerators with their hosting packages and they usually offer just 1, while we offer three different ones that'll permit you to improve the performance of any sort of site significantly.
Web Accelerators in Web Hosting
If you host your websites within a web hosting
account from our firm, you'll have three popular web accelerators to select from if you would like to improve the sites' performance. Memcached is used for database-driven Internet sites and it caches the calls and requests between a site and its database, so it can easily reduce the load of such sites drastically. Varnish caches entire webpages the first time a visitor opens them and provides them from there on if the same visitor opens them again. It does that much faster than the server, so it can easily increase the loading speed of any website approximately 300%. Node.js is an object-oriented platform for real-time apps that works on the hosting server and not within the visitor's web browser. It's employed for holiday accommodation booking, chats and other programs where lots of data needs to be processed in real time. The availability of the accelerators depends on the hosting plan that you select - they might come by default or as an upgrade. In both cases, you will be able to include 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 sites hosted within your semi-dedicated server
account based on the nature of the site content. Memcached, in particular, caches database requests, therefore it is a superb choice for any script app such as WordPress or Joomla™
. This way, the database server will not need to process exactly the same request if a number of users open a webpage 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 guest opens a site. If this webpage is opened again by the very same guest, it shall be provided by Varnish at a greater speed compared to the web server. Using this web accelerator can lessen the load created by your Internet sites tremendously. Last, but not least, Node.js shall enable you to produce scalable web apps like hotel booking websites or chats. Its advantage over very similar platforms is that it does not wait for a client to submit a large piece of information, but processes whatever the customer is entering in real-time. The 3 web accelerators are available inside the Hepsia CP and you will be able to choose how many instances of each and every one of them will run and the maximum amount of memory they can employ.
Web Accelerators in Dedicated Servers
In the event that you buy a dedicated server
from our firm and you opt for Hepsia as the hosting CP, you will be able to employ Node.js, Memcached and Varnish for your websites. All plans come with several gigabytes of memory dedicated to those accelerators and the exact amount depends on the package deal that you select. Node.js is used for scalable online apps such as browser games or hotel booking and it processes the information immediately as the client enters it, which makes it considerably faster than comparable platforms. Memcached caches database and API responses, so if you employ it for a script-driven site, not only will the Internet site speed up, but also the load on the web server will decline as there will be fewer database queries to be processed. Varnish also caches content, but it isn't limited to databases. Instead, it caches whole webpages once a visitor opens them and provides them instead of the web server each time the same visitor opens them later on. As Varnish processes web requests much faster than any hosting server, the efficiency of a site using this accelerator may increase as much as 300%.