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Why use a web accelerator

Web acceleration uses various techniques such as compression and caching to speed up content transfers between a web server and client browsers, this will lead to lower latency and a better overall performance of the website.

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Some functions of our web accelerator

Compression:

A web accelerator compresses image and video files to reduce transfer times of the data. It does this by lowering the quality of the image or by sending only what has changed since the file was last viewed.

Caching

This process caches recently accessed files so that the accelerator can return the file directly to the client on the next request. This means the reply is returned quicker to the client and the webservers dont spend unnecessary processing time on commomnly served content. The time period can also be controlled for how long cached content is held.

Content Rewriting

PageSpeed engine can rewrite content as and when it passes through the accelerator, this makes performing tasks like combining CSS and Javascript or minification of content much easier. It also processes re-encoding of images, and rewrites pages to improve speed.

Customizability

All metrics dispayed within Snapt can be accessed via our API and all the data is stored withing SQL Databases which are openly accessable, this includes writing your own SQL queries and scripts.

Delivering a better experience for users

When running a website you want to make everything on the site more engaging so that you can get an increase in users who visit your website, but with an increase in users, you might experience slow site performance and page downloads.

These issues will lead to the website no longer being appealing to some users and you will begin more people leaving your website within the first few seconds. This is commonly refered to as "Bounce Rate". A web accelerator can help to aleviate many of the common symptoms of a slow website and can drive down your bounce rate drastically.

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