We have been in the web hosting service since 2009 and over the years we have struggled to provide the fastest possible web hosting environment for our clients. Since 2011 we have been working on our own engine called Halcyon. The engine has been reworked over the years and its currently in its 6th version.
The most usual issue with web hosting is that there are numerous web apps that although are easy to work with have not much or even not at all been designed to serve the ever growing number of visitors today's web sites gather.
Our plan from the start was to identify the specific issues with each framework and code heavily optimized services that will reduce the visitors wait time to the minimum possible.
Halcyon is extremely fast, especially on medium to heavy web sites it will outperform a standard web server by at least 180%, even in light loads it will be at worse up to 60% faster than any other app engine in the market.
We have been testing our engine in realtime for the last 8 years by hosting the same content in competitors and getting continuous metrics. Even in the cases of specialised hosting we still deliver content at least 85% faster.
It is of the utmost importance for us to keep the page load under the 3.5 second mark in every possible case.
The engine will monitor every part of your web site from the development phase, testing and final deployment. It monitors technologies, identifies frameworks and leverages its optimization engines to compact, cleanup and serves the content.
When it identifies a known framework it will deploy server side optimizations automatically, it will monitor the database queries, the code bottlenecks and substitute them automatically without modification of the sites files/structure. In case the framework is not known it will start learning your code to identify points that would benefit from machine optimization and in case of bottlenecks that degrade the sites performance it will notify our engineers to investigate optimization options.
The learning period never ends, during the full life of the site it will keep monitoring and applying new solutions that will bring either more performance or more visitor capacity.
Halcyon is 100% compatible with Joomla® since version 2.5 and up to version 4 Alpha 4. It does not require any setup from the user and provides speed, storage and security optimizations for the platform.
Halcyon will also fully support any application build on top of the Joomla! Framework natively.