A web accelerator is a software program that accelerates a website typically by caching content and delivering it instead of the hosting server. Such programs can be used for both static and dynamic sites since there are different accelerators that can cache both static content and database calls and responses. The main advantage of employing a web accelerator is that a given Internet site shall perform substantially faster without employing additional system resources. Just the opposite, this type of a site will require a lesser amount of resources to function as the web accelerator will take care of most requests instead of the hosting server. In contrast to many companies that don't offer web accelerators with their packages or offer only 1, we offer 3 different ones that will permit you to speed up your sites irrespective of their style or content.
Web Accelerators in Cloud Website Hosting
We provide 3 of the most popular web accelerators together with our cloud website hosting services 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 popular one of them and it can be used for any sort of website. It caches the pages the first time a website visitor opens them and provides them at a 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 easily boost the speed of dynamic sites such as online stores, community forums or social networks. Node.js is employed for scalable web applications and it operates in real-time, which makes it perfect for server-side data processing - chats, browser games, booking portals, etc. You'll be able to choose how much memory these accelerators will employ and how many instances of each will run from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel.
Web Accelerators in Semi-dedicated Servers
You shall be able to use Memcached, Varnish or Node.js for the sites hosted inside your semi-dedicated server account depending on the nature of the website content. Memcached, for instance, caches database requests, so it is a great option for any script app such as WordPress or Joomla. That way, the database server won't have to process the very same request if a number of users open a website with the same content. Varnish is comparable, but it is a general-purpose accelerator as it caches any sort of content the first time a visitor opens an Internet site. If that page is opened again by the very same guest, it shall be provided by Varnish at a much better speed compared to the server. Employing this web accelerator can reduce the load generated by your sites drastically. Last, but not least, Node.js shall permit you to create scalable web programs like hotel booking Internet sites or chats. Its advantage over very similar platforms is that it does not wait for a user to submit a substantial piece of data, but processes whatever the client is inputting in real-time. The 3 web accelerators are available within the Hepsia Control Panel and you will be able to choose how many instances of each one of them will run and the maximum amount of memory they may use.
Web Accelerators in VPS Servers
We offer Memcached, Node.js and Varnish with all VPS servers which are purchased with the Hepsia Control Panel. Your web server shall also feature a few hundred MBs of dedicated memory for these accelerators and the particular amount would be determined by the plan that you select. Memcached is used for script-driven websites because it caches database responses, consequently decreasing the number of queries that a script sends to its database. It can be employed for any script such as WordPress or Joomla. Node.js is a powerful platform for creating web apps including booking websites and chats. The real-time interaction between users and a server is performed by processing small pieces of information as soon any user enters anything on the site. In contrast, other platforms await customers to input a lot of info before they process it, consequently they work slowly. Varnish is a multi-purpose accelerator which caches whole pages and delivers them instead of the web server at a considerably faster rate. It's also often called an HTTP reverse proxy and it can effortlessly speed up any kind of website.
Web Accelerators in Dedicated Servers
If you get a dedicated server from our company and you choose Hepsia as the hosting CP, you shall be able to use Node.js, Memcached and Varnish for your websites. All packages include several gigabytes of memory dedicated to these accelerators and the exact amount depends on the package deal that you select. Node.js is used for scalable online programs including browser games or hotel booking and it processes the information right away as the client enters it, which makes it much quicker than very similar platforms. Memcached caches database and API responses, so if you employ it for a script-driven Internet site, not simply will the website work faster, but also the load on the server will decrease because there will be considerably less database queries to be processed. Varnish also caches content, but it's not at all limited to databases. Rather, it caches entire websites once a website visitor opens them and delivers them instead of the web server whenever the same visitor opens them later on. Since Varnish processes web requests considerably faster than any hosting server, the performance of a website using this accelerator may increase around 300%.