Browse Definitions:
Definition

Quick Web

Intel's Quick Web product has been discontinued. The Intel product was two words - Quick Web. There are a number of Internet and software companies with the name QuickWeb.

Quick Web was a product from Intel Corporation that was designed to speed up the delivery of Web pages to users. Quick Web was installed at several major Internet service providers ( ISP s). ISPs who installed Quick Web offered their users the option of subscribing to a faster delivery service for a somewhat larger fee. Quick Web offered to deliver pages faster in two ways:

  1. By compressing the graphic images it sent to the user. (The browser would not uncompress them; they would simply be somewhat lower quality images than you would get without Quick Web.)
  2. By caching the Web pages that users requested most frequently. Instead of a request going all the way to the Web site for a page, if the page has recently been requested through your ISP's server, it will find it and send it to you without your request having to travel all the way to the Web site and back. For example, many of Yahoo's most popular directory pages would probably be requested by many ISP users and would thus be available in the cache at the ISP. The ISP would periodically refresh the pages.

Intel believed that only users with large, high-resolution display monitors would notice the image quality difference. Users in Intel's field trials were apparently satisfied with the system. The Quick Web technology made the ISP server act like a proxy server , screening requests on behalf of the user and acting as a proxy or stand-in in forwarding (or not needing to forward) requests on to the Internet.

Users of Quick Web were able to turn the graphics compression on or off with a small window called a Speed Selector at the start of each browser session. (The window arrived from the server as a Java applet ; it did not have to be installed by the user.) Another applet called a Web-o-Meter popped up occasionally to tell how much performance was being increased.

An issue with Quick Web and page caching in general among sites that count page views for advertising purposes is how views from ISP caches can be counted. Intel said that Quick Web would keep track of page views at the ISP and publishers could be provided with these statistics. Intel said the product itself performed well but, because it wasn't selling well, it was being discontinued. More recently, a number of companies have emerged that provide content delivery services, including page caching, for high-traffic Web sites, and the number of Web users who are able to get Internet access at higher speeds has increased.

This was last updated in April 2005

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

Dateiendungen und Dateiformate

Gesponsert von:

SearchCompliance

  • cyborg anthropologist

    A cyborg anthropologist is an individual who studies the interaction between humans and technology, observing how technology can ...

  • RegTech

    RegTech, or regulatory technology, is a term used to describe technology that is used to help streamline the process of ...

  • conduct risk

    Conduct risk is the prospect of financial loss to an organization that is caused by the actions of an organization's ...

SearchSecurity

  • application whitelisting

    Application whitelisting is the practice of identifying applications that have been deemed safe for execution and restricting all...

  • security

    Security, in information technology (IT), is the defense of digital information and IT assets against internal and external, ...

  • insider threat

    An insider threat is a malicious hacker (also called a cracker or a black hat) who is an employee or officer of a business, ...

SearchHealthIT

  • HIPAA Privacy Rule

    The Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information, commonly known as the HIPAA Privacy Rule, establishes ...

  • HIPAA business associate agreement (BAA)

    Under the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, a HIPAA business associate agreement (BAA) is a ...

  • telemedicine

    Telemedicine is the remote delivery of healthcare services, such as health assessments or consultations, over the ...

SearchDisasterRecovery

  • data recovery

    Data recovery restores data that has been lost, accidentally deleted, corrupted or made inaccessible. Learn how data recovery ...

  • disaster recovery plan (DRP)

    A company's disaster recovery policy is enhanced with a documented DR plan that formulates strategies, and outlines preparation ...

  • fault-tolerant

    Systems with integrated fault tolerance are designed to withstand multiple hardware failures to ensure continuous availability.

SearchStorage

  • data deduplication

    Deduplication retains one unique data instance to reduce storage and bandwidth consumed by remote backups, replication and ...

  • byte

    In most computer systems, a byte is a unit of data that is eight binary digits long. Bytes are often used to represent a ...

  • Secure Digital card (SD card)

    SD cards use flash memory to provide nonvolatile storage. They are more rugged than traditional storage media and are used in ...

SearchSolidStateStorage

  • flash file system

    Flash file systems are designed specifically for memory devices. A well-designed flash device and flash file system ensure ...

  • IOPS (input/output operations per second)

    IOPS measures the maximum number of reads and writes to non-contiguous storage. It is not an actual benchmark since vendor ...

  • eMMC (embedded MultiMediaCard)

    An embedded MultiMediaCard (eMMC) is a small storage device made up of NAND flash memory and a simple storage controller.

SearchCloudStorage

  • RESTful API

    A RESTful application program interface breaks down a transaction to create a series of small modules, each of which addresses an...

  • cloud storage infrastructure

    Cloud storage infrastructure is the hardware and software framework that supports the computing requirements of a private or ...

  • Zadara VPSA and ZIOS

    Zadara Storage provides block, file or object storage with varying levels of compute and capacity through its ZIOS and VPSA ...

Close