Web accelerator


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Web accelerator

(1) See CDN.

(2) Software that speeds up the retrieval of Web pages. Anticipating that a user might click a link on the current page, it downloads the linked pages in the background. Most of these utilities require nothing more than the browser, while others require a counterpart component in the server.
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When Google's 19 million daily users look up a long-lost classmate, send email or bounce around the web more quickly with its new Web Accelerator, records of that activity don't go away.
SlipStream's web accelerator technologies compress, optimize and streamline web content after it leaves the server, providing a dramatic improvement in web-surfing speed, which is important for dial-up users who either don't have access to high-speed cable or DSL services, or don't want to pay the higher prices charged for broadband services.
Modem Booster 3.0, is a Web Accelerator designed to increase modem speed and performance to achieve up to 300% increase.