Thursday, May 05, 2005

Google Web Accelerator Launched

Google Web Accelerator is an application that uses the power of Google's global computer network to make web pages load faster. Google Web Accelerator is easy to use; all you have to do is download and install it, and from then on many web pages will automatically load faster than before.

Google does this by:

  • Sending your page requests through Google machines dedicated to handling Google Web Accelerator traffic.

  • Storing copies of frequently looked at pages to make them quickly accessible.

  • Downloading only the updates if a web page has changed slightly since you last viewed it.

  • Prefetching certain pages onto your computer in advance.

  • Managing your Internet connection to reduce delays.

  • Compressing data before sending it to your computer.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Earthlink has something like this. I can tell a difference at home.