accelerator : Java Glossary

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Google web accelerator logo  accelerator
Usually refers to software to speed up web access. Sometimes it is provided by your ISP (Internet Service Provider) at extra cost. Google once offered the Google Accelerator that worked only with Internet Explorer and Firefox. It only works in W2K, XP, W2003, Vista, W2008, W7-32, W7-64, W8-32, W8-64, W2012, W10-32 and W10-64. The Google Accelerator on the client end is a plug into your browser and the server end is a massive farm of caching servers.

Google’s accelerator used several tricks:

Upside

Downside

Preparing To Use the Google Accelerator

To use the system, an end-user had to download and install the Google accelerator. A website should review the freshness dates they apply to all documents served. If they are too short Google can’t cache them. If they are too long, the Google will be serving old pages on you.


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