Hostway's New Content Delivery Network Drastically Reduces Web Page Load Times
Edge Caching uses patent-pending technology to reduce website abandonment by cutting the time it takes for Web pages with large images or multimedia files to load.
CHICAGO, Illinois, August 16, 2007 — Hostway Corporation, the global Web hosting leader, released Edge Caching, a content delivery network that makes image and media-heavy Web pages load in seconds.
Study after study has shown that people simply click away from a website that takes more than a few seconds to load. Edge Caching improves the user experience by speeding content to the visitor's browser. It is especially good for online stores with hundreds of product images, multimedia-heavy websites and social media sites with many user-generated profiles.
The Edge Caching content delivery network is a group of servers strategically deployed in data centers across four continents (North America, Europe, Asia and Australia). The servers work together to determine the fastest path to speed the data to the user's screen.
For example, without Edge Caching, a Web page displaying multiple product images might take 3 to 30 seconds to load, depending on the distance between the user and the server. That's even if it's sent over a high-speed Internet connection. The same page using Edge Caching will load in less than .5 seconds, regardless of the distance from server to user. That time differential may be all it takes to lose a prospective customer to the dreaded back button.
“User expectations for immediate access to greater content on the Web continue to increase,” said John Enright, Hostway's vice president of sales and marketing. “Hostway's Edge Caching offering is our answer to the market demand for the technology to meet these expectations.”
Hostway adds Edge Caching to a full line of enterprise-level hosting products that includes dedicated servers, managed servers, colocation, data backup and much more. To find out more about Edge Caching and other enterprise services, visit Hostway's website, or call 1-888-874-1893.
About Hostway Corporation
Hostway Corporation is a leader in Cloud, Managed, and Managed Hosting. Hostway delivers reliable, secure, and scalable Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solutions to over 600,000 customers worldwide. Hostway services its clients from more than 250,000 square feet of state-of-the-art data center space, spanning four continents and 12 countries. Hostway has emerged as one of the largest cloud hosting and Infrastructure-as-a-Service providers in the world due to the company’s expertise in developing secure, multi-tenant hosting environments and is committed to providing SMB's and large enterprises with cost effective business solutions. Hostway’s core products include Managed Hosting, Cloud Hosting, and Email and Applications.
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