A web accelerator is an application that accelerates a website, typically by caching its content. There are many types of accelerators, but in the typical case this kind of applications cache static content or database responses and provide them instead of the hosting server, hence boosting the performance of a website greatly. The latter is achievable because accelerator applications work faster than a web server and not simply will a site operate better, but the server load shall also decrease, which will allow you to run heavy sites with less resources. We provide three web accelerators with our hosting packages, which will permit you to increase the speed of any sort of Internet site. In comparison, most hosting companies don't offer any web accelerators or offer one, which limits your choice of web apps in the event that you want to use such software.
Web Accelerators in Shared Website Hosting
When you host your sites inside a shared website hosting account from our company, you shall have 3 popular web accelerators to choose from if you would like to enhance the sites' performance. Memcached is used for database-driven Internet sites and it caches the calls and requests between a website and its database, so it can reduce the load of such sites substantially. Varnish caches whole pages the first time a visitor opens them and provides 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 website approximately 300%. Node.js is an object-oriented platform for real-time programs which operates on the hosting server and not within the visitor's world-wide web browser. It is employed for accommodation booking, chats and other apps where lots of data should be processed in real time. The availability of those accelerators depends on the hosting plan that you choose - they might come by default or as an upgrade. In each case, you'll be able to add more instances or more memory for each of them.
Web Accelerators in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to use Memcached, Varnish or Node.js for the Internet sites hosted inside your semi-dedicated server account in accordance with the nature of the site content. Memcached, for instance, caches database requests, so it is a great choice for any script program like WordPress or Joomla. That way, the database server shall not have to process the very same request if many users open a site with the same content. Varnish is comparable, but it is a general-purpose accelerator because 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 visitor, it'll be provided by Varnish at a much higher speed compared to the web server. Employing this web accelerator can reduce the load generated by your websites tremendously. Last, but not least, Node.js shall allow you to produce scalable web applications such as hotel booking sites or chats. Its advantage over very similar platforms is that it does not wait for a user to submit a big piece of info, but processes whatever the user is inputting in real-time. The 3 web accelerators are available in the Hepsia Control Panel and you will be able to pick how many instances of each one of them will run and the maximum amount of memory they may employ.