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How to save on the Internet?

pass the World to rails of broadband Internet access. Russia too not an exception: ADSL - access pleases more and more sufferers to feel pleasure from a touch to a well of world information, or from banal swings category " website contents; XXX .

However, as it usually also happens, in a flank of honey there is a place and for a spoon know what. The matter is that the people who are made happy high-speed the Internet - connection, still it is not enough. Even the most optimistical estimates say what the people using dialup access (dial - up), is more than 50% of total number of Internet surfers. And it is much more.

For users of the Network who are forced to use the ordinary modem the main problem is the small speed of loading at the solid price of access. For the same who is lucky enough to use fast Internet the speed of loading is less actual. For them the cost of services of provider is more important. Conclusion: for the first it is important to accelerate work on the Internet (usually the payment is raised during the time spent in the Network), and for the second - to reduce the paid information volume. Generally, wishes to save both those, and others.

There is a certain quantity of the methods allowing to reduce time of stay in the Network or to reduce a traffic. Let`s consider technical methods.

Way first (elementary).

Tell whether often you pay attention to advertizing banners? And pop-up windows with advertizing do not irritate you? If your answers is not present and yes you have chance to save time and money, having got rid of importunate advertizing of goods which will never be useful to you.

The essence of this way is that graphic filling of the websites is practically always more volume than text. At the same time the lion`s share of graphics just is also made by banners (in the form of pictures or flash - rollers). Neither that, nor another, most likely, is required to you, but at the same time will slow down work, having increased both time of downloading, and a traffic. Therefore I suggest to get rid of advertizing.

It is necessary just to install a ban on loading of graphics in the browser. However, it will become more difficult to be guided by parts of the websites as quite often designers do beautiful menus which are not perceived without the pictures used in them at all.

The way second is (slightly more difficult).

We include blocking of advertizing in the browser. The benefit, now almost all browsers have this function. As option - we use the external program - the lock, the loading of advertizing windows and banners allowing to forbid. At the same time it is possible to save up to 25 - 30% of a traffic. One of the best products in the field is the AdsCleaner program. Fans freebies it is forced to afflict at once - AdsCleaner - the program not free.

The way third (advanced).

At access to the Network the TCP/IP protocol having a number of parameters which can be changed is used. Windows is not always possible to adjust this protocol optimum therefore volume transferred (or accepted), as a rule, is more than information, than could be. The reasons of it that the communication quality at modem connection is not considered, the network parameters set the Internet - provider, etc.

can Optimize connection, in principle, and independently, without application of any programs, however this option is rather difficult, and without the corresponding qualification is almost unrealizable. Use of programs - optimizers who taking into account model of the concrete modem and characteristics of a communication channel will make communication faster will be more convenient. An example of similar programs (who can be found in the Internet hundreds, if not thousands) is, for example, SwiftNet3000.

The way fourth (advanced).

There is such thing as compression or a compression of information. I will not go into technical detail, I will tell only that the essence of a compression is that by means of special algorithms information is coded so that its volume decreases. In case of need the squeezed information it is possible to decipher having returned it readability and former volume.

When using a compression information is transferred to the special server providing similar services, but not directly on web - the server with a required page. At the same time the transmitted data contracts the special client program on the user`s computer, and the server - the " compressor; deciphers also transfers her to the necessary web - the server in a usual look. As the provider traces only the data transferred from the user to the server - to the compressor, the user receives solid economy of a traffic.

Services differ from each other in methods of compression of information. The most widespread is the gzip method, the most effective for compression of texts and web - pages. More advanced services use the so-called CSC method (from English Content Sensitive Compression - the compression sensitive to contents). This method provides more effective compression as the algorithm is applied to each type of content. For pictures - one, for music - another, for the text - the third.

On the Internet there are a lot of servers which are engaged in compression of data. Among them is both paid, and free. It is enough to make the corresponding request in any searcher. Not to be unfounded, I give an example of one of such services - TrafficCompressor.

For use of similar services it is enough to download the appropriate program - the client of the program which will communicate with the service - the server, sending and obtaining the squeezed data, coding and decoding information.

It would seem, everything is very simple, but this simplicity allows to save money. And as one clever person told: Saved - means earned! . So, I wish all a pleasant ekonomlenye!