Google Web Accelerator : Faster Web Surfing

Google Web Accelerator is an application that uses the power of Google’s global computer network to make web pages load faster.

Google Web Accelerator involves a quick download, installation and many web pages will automatically load faster than before. Google Web Accelerator is currently in beta test mode.

How does Google Web Accelerator work?

* Sending your page requests through Google machines dedicated to handling Google Web Accelerator traffic.
* Storing copies of frequently looked at pages to make them quickly accessible.
* Downloading only the updates if a web page has changed slightly since you last viewed it.
* Prefetching certain pages onto your computer in advance.
* Managing your Internet connection to reduce delays.
* Compressing data before sending it to your computer.

Google Web Accelerator is currently optimized to speed up web page loading for broadband connections, so your slow dial up internet connection may not see much difference. Remember that it won’t speed up pages encrypted with the HTTPS: protocol and it only speeds up web pages, not large data downloads such as MP3 and streaming video files. Read more in the detailed support section.

Earlier Google had disabled downloads of its Web Accelerator software less than a week after introducing the service following reports that the software was “caching sensitive content”.

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About the Author: P Chandra is editor of QOT, one of India's earliest tech bloggers since 2004. A tech enthusiast with expertise in coding, WordPress, web tools, SEO and DIY hacks.