What is ShimmerCat Accelerator?
ShimmerCat Accelerator is a disruptive solution that helps improve website speed. Generally speaking, ShimmerCat is divided into two parts:
- A set of programs, including a HTTP/2 web server, installed in a edge server
- A cloud analysis service where an AI engine runs
What does the Accelerator do?
It helps improve website speed in the following ways:
- By leveraging a well-tuned, proprietary HTTP/2 implementation
- By prioritizing and pushing static assets to the browser, first while the backend is preparing the HTML, and then during the rest of the page delivery
- By stopping the most abusive automatic traffic
- By freeing resources in your application server, so that HTML responses can be produced faster
What are the expected results?
The expected results depend on your current setup, but so far we have experienced:
- 30%-60% loading time improvements, defined as time visitor waits to have website ready for first interaction, compared to unaccelerated setups
- Much less bot traffic, and thus enhanced website security