Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a website accelerator that can increase the load speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, based on the content itself. Whenever a visitor accesses any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if the visitor loads it again. In this way, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will load considerably faster, since the Varnish platform can serve information many times faster than any server software. The end result will be a substantially faster loading website, which leads to a greatly improved browsing experience. When any of the cached web pages is updated on the live website, the information that Varnish saves in its system memory is updated too, so the website visitors won’t end up seeing out-of-date content.
Varnish in Web Hosting
You can use Varnish’s full potential and optimize your sites’ loading speed regardless of the web hosting package that you’ve picked and you can add and configure the platform with a couple of clicks using the simple-to-use graphical interface offered by our avant-garde Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be able to select two separate things – how many sites will employ Varnish, in other words – the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 MB and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can use more instances with less memory and vice versa. If you have a lot of content on a certain Internet site and you receive lots of visitors, more memory will give you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use Varnish. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with simple 1-click controls for turning off or restarting any instance, for deleting the cache for any site and for viewing exhaustive logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated plans offered by our company will permit you to employ Varnish as soon as your brand new account is active, since the data caching platform is offered by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the moment your account is enabled, so you can make use of this load balancing software as soon as your website has been launched online. In case you need more system memory, you can get 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated machine momentarily. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not linked directly to the amount of system memory that you use, which suggests that you’ll have more freedom. The caching platform will immensely lower the load caused by your websites, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-opening pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish caching platform without efforts via the Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access controls. You will be able to start/discontinue any of the instances that you’ve got, to clear the cached content associated with any of your Internet sites or to check system log files.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
You can employ Varnish to accelerate the loading speed of any website that is hosted on a dedicated server from us when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the content caching platform ready for use at no additional fee, but you’ll also exert full control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-navigate interface. It will take just one click of the mouse to start or deactivate an instance or to delete the cached files for any Internet site that is using the Varnish platform and if you are more trained, you can also check the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 gigabytes of system memory for site content caching purposes, so even in case you run numerous Internet sites on your dedicated server and they all use the caching platform, the difference in their overall performance will be evident. You will only need to wait for a little while until Varnish caches whatever web pages the site visitors load on their end. The Varnish platform works best if the sites use a dedicated IP, but since our dedicated servers come with three charge-free IP addresses, you’ll have all that you need.