What's Railgun?
Railgun is a WAN optimization solution that we provide to our hosting clients in collaboration with CloudFlare.

Railgun is a CloudFlare technology that significantly accelerates the delivery of non-cached web pages. 65% of a page's resources are automatically cached by CloudFlare, while 35% cannot be cached since they are dynamically produced or set as 'do not cache' This 35 percent is often the HTML that must be downloaded first. CloudFlare Railgun accelerates the remaining 35 percent.

 

What are Railgun's advantages?

Railgun-powered websites demonstrate a 143% increase in HTML load speeds and a 90% reduction in Time To First Byte (TTFB) replies.

 

How does Railgun work?

Railgun establishes a secure, tunnelled connection between the CloudFlare network and your host's origin server in which only the changes from the previous request are sent. This is comparable to how video encoding works.

The markup of webpages does not vary much from request to request. Instead of transmitting the complete request between CloudFlare and the origin server, Railgun will just communicate the markup changes between requests. This reduces bandwidth, transfer time, and page load times overall. Railgun stores these differences in memory to facilitate the quickest possible page processing.

 

What kind of websites may use Railgun?

Any website may benefit from Railgun's performance enhancements, particularly dynamic websites.

 

What is the cost of Railgun?

We've teamed with CloudFlare to make Railgun accessible and inexpensive. When purchased straight from CloudFlare, Railgun costs $200 per month.

 

What if I am unable to enable Railgun?

Please contact [email protected] if you have any troubles with activating Railgun.

 

I'm not a CloudFlare subscriber, can I still use Railgun?

No. Railgun may only be used if you are a CloudFlare client.

 

What should I do if I believe Railgun to be the cause of a problem on my website?

If you are using Railgun via cPanel, you may disable it straight from the control panel. Otherwise, go into your CloudFlare account and navigate to Performance Settings to disable Railgun. Please provide a thorough description of the issue here.

 

What is CloudFlare, again?

CloudFlare is an external service that we provide to our hosting clients. CloudFlare offers online assets with performance, security, and availability. CloudFlare operates a worldwide dispersed network in which static material is automatically cached, malicious traffic is filtered, and traffic spikes are mitigated. A site often loads twice as quickly, consumes 65% less server resources, and has an extra layer of protection.

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