A web accelerator is a server-side application that speeds up a site. Such a piece of software may function in different ways depending upon the website content, but in the general situation all such programs cache content and deliver it instead of the hosting server. This is valid for both static and dynamic sites because the cached content can be simple text or database responses and the reward of using a web accelerator isn't only the faster loading website, but also the minimized overall load on the web server. This way, you may employ a lower-end hosting package that will also cost less while your website visitors will be able to still enjoy superior browsing speeds. Several companies supply web accelerators with their hosting packages and they often offer only 1, while we offer 3 different ones that will permit you to improve the performance of any kind of website substantially.
Web Accelerators in Website Hosting
Our website hosting packages include three web accelerators that you will be able to employ depending on the sites that you'd like to run. Memcached is used to cache database or API calls and responses, which could drastically boost the performance of dynamic sites. Varnish is a popular HTTP accelerator which caches web pages and delivers them to the site visitors considerably quicker than the web server after the first time they open them. Node.js is an event-driven platform employed for scalable real-time programs such as booking sites. Depending upon the hosting plan you choose, these three applications could already be included or may be optional upgrades. Either way, you will be able to pick how many instances of each one of them shall be at your disposal and what amount of memory they ought to use. These accelerators are provided only by several hosting service providers, including ours, and they can easily raise the speed of your web apps considerably.
Web Accelerators in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to use Memcached, Varnish or Node.js for the sites hosted in your semi-dedicated hosting account depending on the nature of the website content. Memcached, for example, caches database requests, therefore it's an excellent choice for any script app like WordPress or Joomla. This way, the database server won't have to process the same request if many users open a page with the same content. Varnish is very similar, but it is a general-purpose accelerator as it caches any sort of content the first time a visitor opens a site. If this page is opened again by the same website visitor, it'll be provided by Varnish at a much higher speed compared to the hosting server. Using this web accelerator will reduce the load generated by your websites drastically. Last, but not least, Node.js will allow you to create scalable web applications like hotel booking websites or chats. Its advantage over very similar platforms is that it doesn't wait for a client to submit a large piece of data, but processes whatever the client is entering in real-time. The 3 web accelerators are available in the Hepsia CP 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 use.
Web Accelerators in VPS
All virtual private servers which are incorporated with the Hepsia CP come with Varnish, Memcached and Node.js already included and you shall receive several hundred MBs of dedicated memory for them by default. Varnish, which is also referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy, caches webpages the first time a website visitor opens them and delivers them if that visitor opens them again, hence the web server shall not need to perform any action. Because Varnish works much faster than any web server, a website employing this accelerator will work several times quicker. Memcached is a platform that caches database calls and responses and it is used for WordPress, Joomla and other script-driven applications which store their content inside a database. Node.js is a powerful platform for creating scalable web apps. Any information on a site that employs Node.js is processed in real time, which makes it a fantastic choice for dining and accommodation booking websites, web-based chats, browser games, etcetera.
Web Accelerators in Dedicated Hosting
In case you acquire a dedicated server from our firm and you choose Hepsia as the hosting CP, you'll be able to employ Node.js, Memcached and Varnish for your websites. All plans come with several gigabytes of memory dedicated to these accelerators and the exact amount depends on the plan that you select. Node.js is employed for scalable online apps such as browser games or hotel booking and it processes the information in real time as the user enters it, which makes it much faster than very similar platforms. Memcached caches database and API responses, so if you use it for a script-driven site, not only will the site work faster, but also the load on the server will decrease as there will be less database queries to be processed. Varnish also caches content, but it's not limited to databases. Rather, it caches entire web pages once a guest opens them and provides them instead of the server whenever the same visitor opens them later on. Since Varnish processes web requests considerably faster than any web server, the performance of a website using this accelerator could increase as much as 300%.