What is Railgun?
Railgun is a WAN optimization technology that we offer our hosting customers in partnership with a company called Cloudflare.
Cloudflare’s Railgun technology greatly speeds up the delivery of non-cached pages. While Cloudflare automatically caches 65% of the resources needed to make up a page, 35% can't be cached because the resources are dynamically generated or marked as 'do not cache'. That 35% is often the initial HTML of the page that must be downloaded first. Cloudflare Railgun speeds this remaining 35%.
Once you have your account setup, within your control panel you can easily setup railgun by navigating to the speed tab and selecting the railgun from your server in the drop down box.
Any website can benefit from the performance improvements Railgun offers, especially dynamic sites.
No. You need to be a Cloudflare customer in order to use Railgun.
Websites running Railgun show a 143% improvement in HTML load times and a 90% decrease in Time To First Byte (TTFB) responses.
We have partnered with Cloudflare to make Railgun both easy and affordable. If you purchase Railgun directly through Cloudflare, it costs $200/month. However, we have partnered with Cloudflare and...