Hostway Launches Content Delivery Network for Drastically Reduced Web Page Load Times

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Edge Caching uses patent-pending technology to reduce Web site abandonment by cutting the time it takes for Web pages with large images or multimedia files to load.

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User expectations for immediate access to greater content on the Web continue to increase

Hostway Corporation, the global Web hosting leader, released Edge Caching, a CDN, or content delivery network that makes image and media-heavy Web pages load in seconds.

Study after study has shown that people simply click away from a Web site that takes more than a few seconds to load. Edge Caching improves the user experience by speeding content to the visitor's browser. It is especially good for online stores with hundreds of product images, multimedia-heavy Web sites and social media sites with many user-generated profiles.

The Edge Caching content delivery network is a group of servers strategically deployed in data centers across four continents (North America, Europe, Asia and Australia). The servers work together to determine the fastest path to speed the data to the user's screen.

For example, without Edge Caching, a Web page displaying multiple product images might take 3 to 30 seconds to load, depending on the distance between the user and the server. That's even if it's sent over a high-speed Internet connection. The same page using Edge Caching will load in less than .5 seconds, regardless of the distance from server to user. That time differential may be all it takes to lose a prospective customer to the dreaded back button.

"User expectations for immediate access to greater content on the Web continue to increase," said John Enright, Hostway's vice president of sales and marketing. "Hostway's Edge Caching offering is our answer to the market demand for the technology to meet these expectations."

Hostway adds Edge Caching to a full line of enterprise-level hosting products that includes dedicated servers, managed servers, colocation, data backup and much more. To find out more about Edge Caching and other enterprise services, visit Hostway's Web site, or call 1-888-874-1893.

About Hostway Corporation
Hostway Corporation provides domain name registration, Web hosting and ecommerce, colocation, managed dedicated hosting, SaaS hosting, Web design and online marketing services to more than 600,000 customers worldwide. It operates state-of-the art data centers that reduce the complexity and cost of Web-based technologies for small businesses and large enterprises. Founded in 1998, Hostway is one of the three largest Web hosting companies in the world with a direct presence in 11 countries, 15 worldwide operation centers and more than 700 employees. Hostway franchises include: Affinity Internet, Bigstep, DiscountDomains, Hostway UK, Hostway Netherlands, Hostway Korea, Hostway Australia, Hostway Denmark, NetNation, PowerMedium, RegistryPro, Server Service, Service Over Internet, ValueWeb and WinSave.

Lyza Swearingen Latham
Director of Marketing
Hostway Corporation


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