Tag: web accelerator

Google’s Web Accelerator has people yacking

Google’s “web accelerator” has caused quite a stir in the online community. The beta product is supposed to increase download speeds by caching pages at the client and server level, much like some ISP’s similar products do.

Unlike most new Google services, I have not heard a lot of good things about the web accelerator. You would expect people to be raving, as they usually do, but instead the app is being blamed for breaking other applications and having suspect security. Most notable among the security issues are people saying they have been seeing login pages for other website customers (which likely has something to do with the server caching).

What I find most interesting, however, is the speculation regarding what Google’s real intentions are with this accelerator.