A2 Swift vs A2 Turbo

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Click play on the video below to see the actual performance difference between a website hosted on an A2 Hosting Swift account versus one hosted on an A2 Hosting Turbo Server. While our Swift package performs quite well, the site hosted on our Turbo server loads 173% faster by comparison. These results were generated by the third party performance testing site WebPagetest.org.

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Whether you want to develop with MySQL, MSSQL or both, rest assured that your databases come fine tuned for the best performance at A2 Hosting.

Turbo Servers (Up To 20X Faster)
  • More Resources Per User
  • Fewer Users Per Server
  • Faster Performance vs. Apache

An Aberdeen Group study shows a 1-second page load delay causes a 7% decrease in conversion rates, 16% decrease in visitor satisfaction and 11% fewer page views. Don't fall victim to a slow host.

Our Turbo servers provide a drop-in Apache replacement that load pages up to 20X faster page loads compared to standard hosting. What makes our Turbo servers so fast?

  • Fewer users per server
  • A2 Optimized - Powered By APC/OPcache & Turbo Cache
  • Uses less CPU and memory than Apache
  • Handles connections faster and more efficiently
  • Provides enhanced stability

Learn more about how our Turbo Servers can make your site fly!

WordPress LiteSpeed Cache

Communicates with your Turbo server and LSCache to statically cache your dynamic WordPress pages and greatly reduce your site's page load time

A2 Optimized Site Accelerator - Pre-Configured Site Caching
  • Powered by Turbo Cache
  • Powered by APC/OPcache
  • Powered by Memcached

Our exclusive A2 Optimized Site Accelerator is a cPanel plugin providing pre-configured caching for your applications from a single interface for even faster page loads. Caching options include:

  • Turbo Cache - The entire HTML contents of a page is stored by Turbo Cache and served without running PHP for up to 20X faster page loads.
  • OPcache/APC – Tests show OPcache can cut PHP page response time in half. OPcache comes pre-configured with PHP 5.5 and later version. APC is available on earlier PHP versions.
  • Memcached - Increases the speed of your MySQL databases by keeping your most important data in memory for quicker retrieval.
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Railgun Optimizer (Up To 143% Faster HTML Load Times!)

Not only will you get up to 143% faster HTML load times with Railgun, our SSDs load pages up to 300% faster than standard hard drives! With Railgun turned on, you'll also get the added benefit of Cloudflare's content delivery network! With Cloudflare, your website loads up to 200% faster for your visitors.


Turbo Hosting FAQs

Learn more about our Swift and Turbo servers below as well as what makes them different below.

Just like a restaurant doesn't give their recipe away for their secret sauce, we can't give away all of our secrets. However, a big reason why our Turbo servers are so fast are that they use a speed-enhanced, drop in replacement for Apache. Other features that make our Turbo Servers faster are they include more resources than other shared hosting packages, the server has fewer users and of course our A2 Optimized Site Accelerator.

The A2 Optimized Site Accelerator is our exclusive cPanel plugin that provides you with pre-configured caching for your Turbo Hosting account. This tool plays a large role in why our Turbo Servers are so much faster than competing services. You're not going to find too many Shared Hosting services that offer caching solutions on their shared servers let alone help you configure the solutions with a few clicks of your mouse. A2 Optimized features Turbo Cache, Opcache/APC and Memcached, each playing a part in the blazing fast performance you'll experience with our Turbo Servers.

  • Turbo Cache is a huge factor in offering up to 20X faster page loads compared to competing services by serving your site's HTML content without having to run PHP. 
  • Tests have shown that the OpCache/APC solutions can cut PHP response time by half.
  •  Memcached stores your most important MySQL data in memory so that it can be retrieved quickly.

Websites are viewed many times over the course of a day, month and year. Each time a site is visited, the server the site is hosted on has to run a request and convert all of the pieces that comprise the site to make it appear properly in a web browser. This can be quite complex and time consuming while actually causing your site to run slowly. The reality is that your site likely isn't changing very much from visitor to visitor. This is where caching is helpful. When caching is turned on, your site's files are stored within the much faster RAM (memory). This means that when each visitor accesses your site, your site's server doesn't have to do all the complicated and potentially slow processes necessary to have your site show properly. The server instead just has to send the stored HTML file of your site to your visitor's browser for a quick page load. Most caching solutions can even empty the stored cache when new content is created allowing visitors to see the most recent page when the site has been updated.

Think about the last slow loading site that you visited. Did you wait for it to load or did you hit the back button to go to the next result or search for your information elsewhere? You likely ended up visiting a competing site. You're not alone! Studies show that a mere 1-second delay in your page load can reduce your site's conversions by 7%, reduce the satisfaction with your site by 16% and reduce the number of pages they view by 11%. Whether you're an eCommerce site or a content site, having a fast loading site is crucial. The bottom line is that choosing the right hosting provider can go a long way in ensuring that your site performs well for your visitors.

Visit our Swift vs Turbo knowledgebase article to read more about the granular details that make Turbo outperform our Swift Hosting accounts.

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