• Websockify - Websocket for every website
  • Websockify - Websocket for every website


Websocket for every website

Websockify is a website plugin that may transform the web, without changing the existing infrastructure. It is cheap and simple to implement and it offers extraordinary benefits that goes beyond imaginable.

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Prototype v1.0.10Demo / Prototype

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About The Technology

  • Websockify is a product (website plugin) that can be easily added to most websites to improve the load-speed to instant (<1ms) globally (from any location in the world), save up to 99% in document data-transfer per visitor and to enable real-time (live) website content without modification of the server or CMS (without costly investments in infrastructure, software and knowledge).

    The optimization technologies that the Websockify product combines result in the best performance and speed possible using the internet technologies that are available today, also on mobile devices and slow networks where true (stable) instant load-times will provide a new experience.

    The value that the Websockify product will offer is phenomenal. It is secure and very stable (it uses WebSocket networks such as www.firebase.com), it provides the best result out of the box (it is usable for tech dummies) and it allows for unlimited possibilities for developers to create real-time websites and apps.


    At the heart of the Websockify product lies a new internet connection named WebSocket. WebSocket is a new internet protocol. Like http://, WebSocket has the prefix ws://. WebSocket offers a real-time connection between the client and the server allowing 2-way communication with high performance.

    WebSocket offers a great performance benefit over HTTP. It reduces both network traffic and latency. As you can see in the following figure, WebSocket provides a dramatic reduction of unnecessary network traffic compared to HTTP AJAX requests. At 100.000 requests per second WebSocket requires just 1,5 Mbps while HTTP requires 665 Mbps for the same data. That means a huge saving in hosting and hardware costs.

    Use case A: 1,000 clients receive 1 message per second HTTP: 6.6 Mbps, WebSocket: 0.015 Mbps

    Use case B: 10,000 clients receive 1 message per second HTTP: 66 Mbps, WebSocket: 0.153 Mbps

    Use case C: 100,000 clients receive 1 message per second: HTTP: 665 Mbps, WebSocket: 1.526 Mbps

    WebSocket vs HTTP/2

    HTTP/2 uses, at base, the same technology as WebSocket. WebSocket however offers an API that enables sophisticated usage. Compared in website performance, HTTP/2 simply optimizes the client connection while the Websockify product using a WebSocket connection offers the same advantage, while adding advanced optimization such as HTML sharding, React.js DOM optimization, predictive preloading based on Google Analytics traffic analyses (artificial intelligence / prediction of user behaviour) and more, to go far beyond HTTP/2 in website performance.

    Video: HTTP/2 vs Websockify Prototype v1.0.10

    HTTP/2 vs Websockify

Website speed

  • Large internet organisations such as Amazon have conducted studies to research the impact of website load times on aspects such as conversion and profit. Speed has become one of the spearheads within the internet development community with for example Google issuing a public notice in 2010 that website speed has a significant impact on search rankings, and offering a tool to help website owners improve their website speed (Google PageSpeed-score).

    A study by Amazon.com has revealed that a delay of 1 second correlates with a loss of $ 1.6 billion annually. A similar study by Walmart showed that every 1% faster load time is equivalent to 2% greater conversion.

    Example: When a (fast) webshop with 100.000 visitors per day, 100 pages per visit and a load speed of 5 seconds per page would use the Websockify plugin to reduce the load speed to 20 microseconds per page, it would result in a saving of 1,5 year (576 days) of shopping time per day. The previously uselessly lost wait-time would become available to browse products and complete a purchase. In the US the average load speed of the top 2000 retail websites is more then 10 seconds which means that in practice the saving would be much greater, and while users are increasingly shopping via mobile phones while webshops are becomming more complex, the practical advantage will be even much greater.

    Source: dapulse

    Websockify creates a new internet experience: stable physical near-instant website load times, also on mobile devices. In essence Websockify isn't speeding up a website but removing the load time. From load-time / the old internet perspective you could think in terms of 99.99%+ speed improvement but in fact Websockify creates a new internet experience without a load-time.

International website speed

  • While the website speed result of Websockify is phenomenal and unmatched by anything that exists today, a second key advantage is that it offers the same speed in any (major) location in the world at little to no extra costs. This will allow websites to more easily reach markets beyond their geographic area. The Websockify plugin may become a priceless tool for small to medium sized businesses to grow their business internationally and play a role to spur international business.

Data-transfer saving

  • Using advanced and innovative new technologies a saving of up to 90% in data-transfer is achieved (document/HTML data) on top of the immense data-transfer saving by the Websocket connection (see illustration above). Combined, the saving of data-transfer can be Terrabytes of data per day for larger websites.

    Example: 500.000 visitors per day that view an average of 100 pages with an average size of 50KB per document require 2,5 Terrabyte in document data-transfer per day. Websockify is able to reduce that data-transfer to 250 Gigabyte per day, a saving of 2,25 Terrabyte in network and hardware load per day (850 Terrabyte per year).

    In some countries data-transfer is costly for both website providers and internet users. The Websockify product may result in billions of dollars in cost saving for those countries while improving the usability of the internet.

    The data-transfer saving is one of the aspects that enables Websockify to achieve stable near-instant load times on slow networks and mobile devices.

Real-time internet

  • WebSocket is a real-time (always on) 2-way connection that offers unprecedented new opportunities. Websockify provides a platform to easily add real-time live content and features to existing websites.

    The possibilities of real-time content are far-reaching. Imagine 10.000 visitors that are connected to each other and a website-admin in real-time (2-way communication). The website-admin can control the content or experience on the website (for a selected group of visitors) or allow visitors to interact.

    According to several sources the future of the internet is a real-time internet.

    1. http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-future-of-the-internet-is-flow-1443796858
    2. http://www.slideshare.net/momonorway/the-future-of-the-internet-realtimeweb-by-synaptic
    3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real-time_web

    Websockify makes the existing internet real-time. Easy and without high costs for software, infrastructure and knowledge.

    Of course the internet speed is increasing and there are advances in hardware and server technology, however, Websockify is now, Websockify is real-time internet with everything that is already there: WordPress, Magento etc., platforms with tens of millions of users, companies that have build their businesses with it. Websockify can be added with 1 click and enrich the internet.

    Platform for real-time apps

    Custom real-time apps quickly cost more then 10.000 USD. It means that the development and innovation flexability of real-time apps is limited. Websockify will enable developers to easily create and test real-time apps / concepts that offer about the same capacity as custom real-time apps, with the benefits of a large user base and advanced optimization, at low costs, which may prove beneficial to the evolution of real-time app development.

    Via a Websockify app-center similar to Google Play and iTunes, developers will be able to distribute or sell real-time website apps. Websockify-users will then be able to add new real-time features to their websites with almost no technical knowledge.

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Contact info

  • Websockify B.V.

  • Brouwhuissteeg 1
    7241BK Lochem
    The Netherlands

  • Email: info@websockify.nl
  • Website: www.websockify.nl

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