Joomla Speed Accelerator | JTurbo
JTurbo is the best upgrade for any Joomla! website. Ensure your visitors have the best experience while browsing your website and increase sales, all with JTurbo!
JTurbo is the best upgrade for any Joomla! website. Ensure your visitors have the best experience while browsing your website and increase sales, all with JTurbo!
- SuperCharge up to 50x - Safely and effortlessly supercharge your website up to 50x the original speed without modifying any of your original site files through the use of various idustry leading optimization techniques.
- Parallel Download Optimization - Overcome web browser limitations by spreading your files across multiple hostnames. Learn more about this feature...
- Utilize the Power of Cloud Computing - Effortlessly offloads your static files to the ultrafast cloud network for supercharged delivery.
- Routine Database Optimization - Keeps your database optimized regularly for peak performance.
- Exclude certain files or folders - Exclude any files or folders that you do not want JTurbo to include in it's scanning and syncing process.
- Automatic Scan and Sync - Have JTurbo automatically scan and sync your new or modified website files on an interval basis.
- Webserver Level Integration - Optionally integrate JTurbo and offload files to the cloud network at the webserver level using mod-rewrite. Supports Apache, .htaccess, Lighttpd, and Nginx!
- Professional user-friendly interface - An easy, professional interface to help get you setup quickly.
- Easy & quick installation - No technical knowledge required, you can be all setup within a few minutes! Couple clicks and that's it, you're all done.
- Supports many languages, including: English, Spanish, Czech, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Urdu, Hindi, Italian, Indonesian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Romanian, Malay, Polish...
- Compatible with all platforms - Compatible with all platforms including Windows, Mac, and Linux!
- Exclusively for Joomla! - This application was exclusively developed for Joomla!
- JTurbo is Completely FREE!
Licensing OptionsJTurbo is FREE to download and use!
Please refer to our third party cloud network webpage for cloud usage pricing.
What is Cloud Computing?You may have heard the term cloud computing or 'the Cloud,' but could you describe what it is? There are so many definitions flying around that you wouldn't be alone if you struggled to define it. Cloud computing is simply a set of pooled computing resources and services delivered over the web. When you diagram the relationships between all the elements it resembles a cloud.
Cloud computing—not to be confused with grid computing, utility computing, or autonomic computing—involves the interaction of several virtualized resources. Cloud servers connect and share information based on the level of website traffic across the entire network. Cloud computing is often provided "as a service" over the Internet, typically in the form of infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), or software as a service (SaaS).
Cloud computing customers don't have to raise the capital to purchase, manage, maintain, and scale the physical infrastructure required to handle drastic traffic fluctuations. Instead of having to invest time and money to keep their sites afloat, cloud computing customers simply pay for the resources they use, as they use them. This particular characteristic of cloud computing—its elasticity—means that customers no longer need to predict traffic, but can promote their sites aggressively and spontaneously. Engineering for peak traffic becomes a thing of the past.
The 101 Guide to The Cloud
Using Cloud ComputingCloud computing delivers flexible applications, web services, and IT infrastructure as a service, over the Internet, using a utility pricing model. Cloud computing allows businesses to instantly scale their technology requirements to meet new demands. The Cloud is a cost-effective approach to technology because businesses don't need to make usage predictions, upfront capital investments, or over-purchase hardware or software to meet the demands of peak periods.
With the right approach, cloud computing can work for any size organization. The industry has seen the highest uptake from startups and tech savvy developers, however, enterprises are starting to adopt cloud computing. Examples of this include pharmaceutical companies using the Cloud to perform drug research analysis and online retailers trying a new strategy for surges in seasonal website traffic.
As you move into any new technology, it's important to understand the benefits or use cases it offers. It's imperative to carefully plan the implementation of cloud technology to ensure maximum ROI.
Steps to Implementing The Cloud
1. Plan and Be RealisticThe most important first step when implementing a cloud solution is to establish clear and realistic goals. Approach the planning process with patience—don't try to do too much too soon. Also, you should consult key internal stakeholders at the outset of any cloud implementation. This includes legal advisors and indemnity insurers to ensure full protection if a data breach occurs. Other internal stakeholders, including those who sign off on technology purchases (e.g., the CEO in a small or medium business and the IT Director in a larger organization) must also be consulted.
2. Identify the ProblemOnce the objectives have been outlined, take inventory of your applications and consider which ones should be moved first. Next, identify the in-house expertise available to support the migration. A thorough assessment of the applications to be migrated to the Cloud is crucial before any investment is made. Consider which applications are best suited for the Cloud and why.
One approach is to determine where you have the most IT pain today and where you stand to gain the biggest benefit from the Cloud. Another approach is to migrate less "risky" applications-those that are not core to the business or customer facing first. You may want to start testing the Cloud with a low risk or legacy application that needs to be refreshed. This will give your team time to learn more about working with the Cloud.
Implementing cloud does not have to be a complex project. Complexity, or simplicity for that matter, will be dictated by the planning that goes into the project prior to start, the chosen cloud provider's approach to migration and setup, and the type of applications to be migrated.
3. Choose the Right PartnerChoosing the right cloud partner is another key component for ensuring a successful and long-term partnership. Be sure that the Cloud provider is going to support you. They should care about your success and share in both your achievements and your challenges.
Key questions to ask a cloud provider during the selection process include:
- How long has the company been offering cloud services?
- Is the company profitable? If so, for how long has the company been profitable?
- Does the company provide a reliable and secure service? What compliance and controls are in place for the service?
- Does the company provide 24/7 technical support? Are there additional costs associated with the support provided? What is included in the company's technical support? How many support techs are on the support team?
- What technologies does the company's Cloud service support?
- Does the company have a product roadmap they can share?
- What is the service level agreement associated with the service?
- Does the company require a long-term contract to sign up for the service? Are there any setup costs associated with sign up?
- Are discounts available for high volume usage? If so, at what volume levels?
- Does the company require a minimum monthly spend?
- Is there a free trial period offered with the service?
- Does the service enable mobile access?
4. Implement "The Cloud"After you've selected your cloud provider, and identified which applications you want to migrate first, it's time to begin your implementation. Email is usually a good place to start because it is one of the most painless IT applications to migrate. You can also try your email in the Cloud in a phased approach starting with a handful of users to pilot the program before fully committing. The Cloud is painless to try before you buy because the purchasing process is simple and there are no long-term commitments.
After the pilot program, reassess how the Cloud is working for your business needs. If everyone is happy with the performance and cost benefits, it is time to work with your cloud provider and begin a broader deployment.
Remember to evaluate your needs over time to see where you can gain new benefits from the Cloud. The Cloud is not a static technology and, as such, will continue to evolve and change. Because cloud provider-vendor relationships are fluid, you can move to better technologies without penalty.
Remember, the Cloud is a complement to your current IT investment. It is not an all-or-nothing solution, but something that can be adopted over time with careful consideration and planning. Each cloud implementation should be based on your company's individual IT needs.
5. The Time is NowThe time has never been better to start experimenting with the Cloud. The tightening economy means businesses have a greater need to get value for money and this is one of the primary benefits of cloud computing. It enables businesses to match costs directly to revenues to scale up and down very quickly. Experimenting now with the Cloud will put businesses in the best possible position to not only survive, but flourish when the recession ends.
Myths About The Cloud, And the Truth Behind ThemMyth: Cloud is just a fad.
Truth: Cloud as a term is new, but the concepts and requisite technologies have been evolving for years (many years in some cases). Cloud computing continues to emerge as a game-changing technology, with high adoption rates and investment. Gartner Research predicts that by 2012, 80% of Fortune 1000 enterprises will be paying for some form of cloud computing services. Cloud computing is here to stay.
Myth: The cloud is not secure.
Truth: Public clouds are fundamentally multi-tenant to justify the scale and economics of the cloud. As such, security is a common concern. Whereas the traditional security perimeter is a network firewall, the cloud security perimeter now becomes the hypervisor and/or underlying cloud application. So far, security in the cloud has been good, but this is very cloud-dependent and requires a solid design and operational rigor that prioritizes security. Also, handing your data and systems to someone else requires proper internal controls to ensure that not just anyone has access. Be sure to ask potential cloud computing providers about security from technical, operational, and control perspectives, as well as what experience they have being stewards of customer systems and data. If the public cloud is fundamentally not secure enough, consider an on-premise cloud, virtual private cloud, or some sort of hybrid cloud solution (see Truth #10) that allows you to maintain the level of security you require.
Myth: The cloud is not reliable.
Truth: No system has 100% uptime, and neither does the Cloud. Given the scale, however, cloud computing services are typically designed to provide high redundancy and availability. While this same level of redundancy/availability is possible to achieve in-house or with dedicated hosting, it's generally cost prohibitive except for the most critical systems. The cloud enables a higher level of reliability at a fraction of the cost.
Myth: Performance is a problem in the cloud.
Truth: It depends. There are different types of clouds and use cases. In many instances, performance is higher in the cloud because there is more available capacity and scalability. In other cases (most notably running a database server), performance may be less than a traditional server. It's best to benchmark your application in the cloud to determine any performance impact (good or bad). If performance is an issue, consider a hybrid solution (see Truth # 10) that allows you to synergize the best of both worlds: the scalability and cost efficiencies of cloud computing and the performance of dedicated servers.
Myth: Customers lose control in the cloud and get locked-in.
Truth: There are different types of clouds that offer different levels of customization and flexibility. Clouds that implement standard technology stacks and are participating in cloud standardization efforts are your best bet to enable application mobility. Traction for open clouds is gaining momentum and the future will involve federation between public-to-public as well as public to on-premise/hosted private clouds. Ask your cloud computing provider about their participation in and vision for cloud standardization and federation.
Myth: The cloud is too complex.
Truth: Again, there are different types of clouds that have differing levels of complexity. Many clouds simplify management and involve little to no change in your application to move it to the cloud. Other clouds offer more power and control, but involve a change in application architecture. Simplicity and control are often at odds and the cloud is no different. Depending on your needs, the cloud can offer you a good balance.
Myth: Pay as you go cloud pricing will cost me more.
Truth: Cloud computing has huge economies of scale that get passed on to the consumer. In addition, cloud computing transfers what is typically CapEx (large upfront expenditures) into OpEx (ongoing operational costs) and enables pricing to be commensurate with usage. If pricing variability and budgeting are a concern, consider a pricing plan that offers a predictable price. Also, don't just look at raw cost. Generally, best value solutions are superior to lowest cost. Consider all the factors including support, customer service, reputation, reliability, etc. when measuring value.
Myth: The cloud is hard to integrate with existing systems.
Truth: Many applications are stand-alone and can be moved independent of other existing systems. For integrated applications that are service oriented, integration is relatively simple. For non-service oriented applications that require tight integration, hybrid solutions (see Truth #10) are designed to simplify integration with the cloud. As with all integration considerations, latency is likely a concern, so transparency about where your cloud application lives is important.
Myth: The cloud is not for enterprises.
Truth: The benefits of cloud computing apply equally to enterprises as they do to SMBs, startups and consumers. Since enterprises are typically more risk averse, new technologies are generally adopted by small business first. That said, overall cloud adoption rates are increasing substantially and we are seeing enterprise adoption today. Expect to see a significant inflection point in the next several years where cloud is a standard enterprise fixture (see Truth #1).
Myth: I should move everything to the cloud.
Truth: Not all applications are suitable for cloud computing. While the Cloud is here to stay, it will not replace traditional hosting or on-premise deployments, but rather complement them. There will always be situations where security requirements, flexibility, performance or control will preclude the cloud. In those cases, a hybrid solution involving both cloud and either traditionally hosted or on-premise servers may make sense. Beware of vendors who promote pure cloud for ALL applications. Instead, look for a cloud provider who can offer you hosting options that best fit your application needs. Also, if you are a Managed Hosting customer, recognize that today, the cloud is "unmanaged," meaning the onus for backups, patching, monitoring, etc. is back on you should you move to the Cloud. If management services are important to you (and they probably are if you are already a Managed Hosting customer), consider the ramifications of a move to the cloud and look for a cloud provider that will provide the level of support and service necessary for you to be successful.
- How much is JTurbo?
JTurbo is FREE! You can download it anytime from our download section.
- Why should I use JTurbo?
Simple. It instantly and effortlessy supercharges your website using all the latest industry leading optimization techniques and even some innovative techniques that are not offerred anywhere else like parallel download optimization and loss-less squish image optimization. JTurbo automatically compresses and optimizes your website which will enhance your visitors overall experience and increase sales. By using JTurbo, you are ensuring that your website will always be running at maximum performance without the need of being a technical expert. That is why JTurbo is the best upgrade for every Joomla! website.
- How does JTurbo Work?
JTurbo ensures your website is running at maximum performance using various industry leading optimization techniques including but not limited to compression, parallel download optimization, loss-less squish image optimization, and utilizing the power of cloud computing. JTurbo compresses and optimizes your website's static files and then offloads them to the cloud network for supercharged delivery.
- How much is the cloud network usage going to cost me?
Not much. Literally pennies a month for the average website. It really depends on your usage. The best part is that you pay as you go, so you can try it out free and then decide whether it's truely beneficial to you.
- Which cloud network does JTurbo use?
JTurbo uses Rackspace Cloudfiles mainly because they offer the most performance and features than any other content delivery network for the purpose of supercharging websites, at this time. We are continously improving and adding new content delivery networks to JTurbo.
- Can I use any other cloud provider with JTurbo?
Unfortuanetly not at this time. We have cherry picked the best content delivery networks that are currently available for JTurbo. The built in content delivery networks have been tested and approved by us to ensure that you get maximum performance.
- Can I customize or extend JTurbo?
Yes. Technically, you can since the underlying PHP files are opensource, however we do not recommend or support any customizations since JTurbo is already an all around polished product and also since any future upgrades may break or overwrite your customizations.
- How do I know if JTurbo will work with my website?
We have developed JTurbo in a way where it will work on every website, platform and scenerio as long as you are using at least Joomla! 1.5.x and PHP 5 or greator with cURL support enabled. Beyond that, the best way to find out is to download it for free and try it for yourself.
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What Others Say About JTurbo Procopycat - 08/04/2011
Must have extension for developers using Joomla!
I have been using Joomla! for a few years now and always hated how the load time of the site would take longer with the more extensions you added. With this nifty little extension I am able to cut loading times in half. If not, even MORE!
nblit - 11/15/2010
Excellent addition to a Joomla website
This extension has allowed our website to recieve the highest rating with YSlow and PageSpeed.
It works as described and designed, installing was easy and the user interface is very intuitive, synching the static files (Images, CSS and JS) was extremely easy and as soon as our site was tested the ranking and response from users was very favorable.
The development and support team get an A++ rating from us, listening to our requests for adding new features was excellent.
This extension is money well spent, boosting a website load time from 15.2s to 6.8s.
D0gSoldi3r - 10/19/2010
Excellent worth the money
Why go Dedicated hosting when you can go cloud hosting, if your running a shared host and getting alot of traffic then this is for you to lower your impact on the server big time.
opwd - 10/03/2010
excellent extension with excellent support
I installed the JTurbo extension and had some issues getting my files to offload onto the cloud network, and I contacted cms fruit, and they quickly replied and helped me solve the issue. This component is so straightfoward and a no brainer, it literally took me a couple clicks to be all setup. Brilliant extension, highly recommended to everyone
dave_logic - 09/05/2010
Wise Investment and a Joomla must have!
Tried this new component as hadn't had any luck with the others out there. The component and plugin installed easily. Couple clicks, few minutes later, my website was running super fast. This extension is a must have. Definetly worth the investment! thank you
frankieb - 09/04/2010
Very nice extension! Instant speed boost
I installed this extension and within a few minutes I had everything all up and running as described. Very easy and straightforward! I'm very impressed! I instantly got a huge increase in speed just by offloading my website files to bluehatnetwork... there is a small fee for usage but it is literally pennies a month! DEFINETLY WORTH IT! I LOVE this extension!!!