Accelerator Subscription

Create a fully customized solution for your e-commerce

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The Accelerator Subscription includes ShimmerCat’s HTTP/2 prioritization with automated ahead-of-time asset delivery - thanks to statistical inference and other machine learning methods. It is made for the specific use case of e-commerce: reducing website loading time is critical for the customer’s bottom line, pages are heavy on images; high availability is a must.

You get the tools that revolutionize the way of creating fast websites, and you can customize it according to your needs.

We have made it easy for you to start using the Accelerator Subscription on your own. There are only three steps to setup and start using the Accelerator, check out the documentation.

  • AI and Automation

    Data about website visitor behavior is collected and analyzed in the AI engine to optimise for performance - automatically

  • HTTP/2 Push

    Optimize the delivery of web resources to browsers by automatically leveraging machine learning and HTTP/2 Push

  • Bot Blocking

    Increase security and allocate more computing resources to human visitors with automatic bot detection and blocking

  • Built-in Monitoring

    To support high availability, measure performance and provide clear indicators about how to improve and grow the business.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why don’t use a CDN?

CDNs can be a good tool for many, but the big problem is that CDNs drop unused content from their cache. Having your own ShimmerCat Accelerator Network means 100% of the content is always in cache, and there are no additional round trips to the origin server.

Why don’t you use Google AMP?

Google AMP only brings benefits when people visit your site from the Google search engine. And since most of the web traffic does not come from Google, AMP doesn’t really solve the problem. In the end it really only benefits Google and nobody else.

Does ShimmerCat replace CDNs?

Yes. The goal of ShimmerCat is that you can get something better than a CDN in terms of final website speed, reliability and cost, and with no integration nightmares.

How to update files?

ShimmerCat accesses files in the same way than your traditional web server, so get to update things in the same way you have been doing it so far.

Does ShimmerCat work with all setups?

Yes. Since ShimmerCat is simply put on top of your stack it can work with any setup and framework including PhP, Magento, Woocommerce, etc.

What compression format does ShimmerCat use?

ShimmerCat uses Brotli by default for compression of static assets, which compared to gzip is well worth the substantial file size savings.

How does ShimmerCat work with cookies?

With HTTP/2 Push, the server can do a good guess of what the client needs already from the first request, and send it to the browser. However, for a user that visits a site not­ for ­the ­first time, the server need to know what contents the browser keeps in cache from previous visits. Todo this, the standard is for the browser to communicate an overview of the contents of its cache explicitly. The mechanism is called “cache digests”, and it complements HTTP/2 Push.

What about SSL Certificates?

ShimmerCat does TLS termination and needs access to a SSL certificate for the served site. ShimmerCat combines the TLS and HTTP/2 fingerprints of the peer to do small adjustments specific to the visitor’s browser, and to help separate human and bot activity.

How does ShimmerCat work with cookies?

With HTTP/2 Push, the server can do a good guess of what the client needs already from the first request, and send it to the browser. However, for a user that visits a site not­ for ­the ­first time, the server need to know what contents the browser keeps in cache from previous visits. Todo this, the standard is for the browser to communicate an overview of the contents of its cache explicitly. The mechanism is called cache digests>, and it complements HTTP/2 Push.

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