What is Railgun?
Added: 05.06.2015 19:06:16 Last updated: 09.09.2016 11:50:00
Railgun accelerates the connection between the server your website is on and the CloudFlare servers, which results in even faster page loading of your websites if you are using CloudFlare. You cannot use Railgun without having CloudFlare on first.
CloudFlare basic services caches automatically about 65% of the resources used on a website, but 35% of the content cannot be cached because its dynamically generated content or marked "do not cache".
These 35% is often the HTML code of a website that is first loaded.
Railgun accelerates these remaining 35% of the content by creating a secure connection between CloudFlares network and our web hosting servers. The dynamic content is rarely altered, so Railguns servers delivers only the changes in the code which again reduces traffic and then general page speed of the website.
As the first norwegian Optimized Hosting partner with CloudFlare we have experience using Railgun and recommend our clients using CloudFlare to also use Railgun for even faster page load. Railgun is available for most all of our web hosting on norwegian and european servers.
More information can be found here: https://www.cloudflare.com/railgun