Why PPPshar ?
PPPshar Versions - Pro and Accelerator
PPPshar is available in two versions - PPPshar Pro and PPPshar Accelerator. PPPshar Accelerator differs from PPPshar Pro in two significant areas: features & configurability. PPPshar Accelerator has advanced features like web page caching, site filtering, privacy options, traffic logging and so on and does all the functions of the Pro version. PPPshar Accelerator and Pro versions are available in 1, 5, 10, 20 and unlimited user licenses. PPPshar Lite version has been discontinued.
PPPshar can share any type of Internet connection - be it standard dialup, AOL, DirecWay, any satellite, DSL or cable modem connection. PPPshar is small, light weight, very easy to setup and use. All Internet services are preconfigured for ease of use.
Accelerator on a single computer not connected to a network:
PPPshar Accelerator in a networked environment:
Accelerator - How does it speed-up your web browsing and file download
Browser Cache: When a Web page is requested, it is saved to disk. If it is required again, the disk copy is used. This technique is used in all web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer.
PPPshar Accelerator Cache: In a proxy cache like PPPshar Accelerator, users request pages from a local server (the computer where PPPshar Accelerator is installed) instead of direct from the remote webserver. PPPshar Accelerator gets the page, saves it on disk and forwards it to the user. Subsequent requests from other users of the cache get the saved copy, which is much faster and does not consume Internet bandwidth. The real benefits accrue from using a proxy cache on a LAN with many users. Any new page accessed by anyone is stored in the PPPshar Accelerator cache. The next person to access that page gets the cached copy, at full LAN speed, rather than going to the remote source. Using a cache speeds up Web browsing & file downloading significantly. This may be a thousand times faster, or more.
Evaluation version of PPPshar Pro & Accelerator is a 1 user version. Depending on how you configure the browser in the gateway machine, you can use one one client & gateway machine simultaenously using a 1-user license or configure proxy settings in the gateway machine's browser to use the 1-user license. To connect more machines, you have to purchase additional licenses.
Cable modem & DSL connection sharing, AOL satellite & DSL connection sharing, one-way/telco return connection sharing, two-way satellite connection sharing, PPPoE and PPPoA connection sharing and more possible with PPPshar.
PPPshar runs on a single Windows (all versions) computer which does not have to be dedicated to the purpose. PPPshar can share a single Internet connection with nearly any type of client computer running TCP/IP.
Benefits: PPPshar saves you money by removing the need for getting a separate Internet account, phoneline and modem for each user who wants to access Internet in your LAN. PPPshar offers an unbeatable connectivity solution enabling organisations, Home/SOHO networks, SMEs, educational institutions to connect their LAN to the Internet securely and cost effectively.
Applications: It is ideal for setting up public Internet booths/cafes, corporates, educational/training institutes & hospitals and whereever there is a need for multi-user Internet access.