Web accelerator software is a proxy server used for web acceleration or reducing the time it takes to access a website. It can be downloaded to a particular device or it can be self-contained. Web accelerators speed up the delivery of content without the use of additional server hardware. Web accelerator software can function through a variety of methods, such as HTTP optimization, caching and prefetching, compression, and SSL/TLS processing. These solutions are used by websites needing to be functional for thousands or tens of thousands of visitors and help keep services running as normal for all patrons.
To qualify for inclusion in the Web Accelerator category, a product must: