Welcome To ChromeHeadless.ioJanuary 29, 2019
KoolPHP Inc is very happy to start this new line of business. ChromeHeadless.io will utilize Headless Chrome to provide cloud services such as PDF Exporting and Web Crawling. For the first start, we focus on the PDF exporting service.
- Installation problems: Many of our users have difficulty to install PhantomJS on their system. Some of them use shared hosting and do not even have right to do installation.
- Font issue: PhantomJS uses limited set of fonts which is very hard to print PDF with correct font type in the original report.
- Not supported any more: PhantomJs has stopped its development.
- Comsume large resources: PhantomJS is heavy and consume a lot CPU power and RAM to execute.
Headless Chrome savior
By the time PhantomJs ceased its development, Google has released Headless Chrome starting from version 59. Headless Chrome has several advantages compared to PhantomJS:
- Backed by Google: Chrome has taken 60% of browser's usage in the world and Headless Chrome is the stardard.
- Less CPUs and RAM: Testing cases show that Headless Chrome take only half of resources required by PhantomJs to produce same result. Headless Chrome still take alot of resources but at least is better.
- Efficiency: Loading webpage and generating PDF is much faster than PhantomJs.
- Better fonts: Headless Chrome support wider range of fonts.
How our service work?
There are number of advantages of using our system:
- No installation required: You do not have to install PhantomJS or Headless Chrome.
- Off-load heavy task: Headless Chrome or PhantomJS required certain amount of CPUs and RAM which you may reserve for other crucial tasks. Beside your CPUs and RAM may not be optimized for this tasks which may affect the efficiency. Our system contains a farm of servers which is highly optimized so we can perform this tasks faster and better.
- Avoid complicated interface: You may avoid unnecessarily complicated coding to control headless browser.
- Everything works smoothly: We will take care to make sure that your PDFs generated nicely,all fonts are working so that you can spend more time concentrate on your application rather than be bugged with Headless Chrome issues.
Our advantages over other similar PDF cloud services
We have studied well other services before we decided to move on with our services, here are some of our advantages over them:
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