Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web accelerator tool that can improve the speed of a site by up to 1000%, based on the content itself. Whenever a visitor opens any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor loads it again. Thus, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will load considerably faster, as the Varnish platform can serve data many times faster than any web server software. The result will be a much faster loading website, which means an improved website browsing experience. When any of the cached pages is updated on the actual Internet site, the data that Varnish saves in its memory is updated too, so the visitors will never end up seeing old data.
Varnish in Website Hosting
You can use Varnish’s potential and improve your websites’ load speed irrespective of the website hosting plan that you’ve picked and you can activate and set up the content caching platform with several clicks of the mouse through the intuitive GUI offered by our avant-garde Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the procedure, you will be able to select two different things – how many Internet sites will use the Varnish platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 MB and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can add more instances and less memory and vice versa. If you’ve got a lot of content on a given Internet site and you draw a lot of site visitors, more system memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use Varnish. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you simple 1-click controls for stopping or restarting any instance, for erasing the cache for any website and for viewing detailed logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we’re offering will permit you to employ Varnish once your new semi-dedicated server account has been set up, since the content caching platform comes by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the moment your account is activated, so you can use this load distribution software once your website has been published to the web. In case you’re in need of more memory, you can order 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated server immediately. 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 means that you will have more freedom. The Varnish caching platform will noticeably reduce the load on the server produced by your websites, so your visitors can enjoy fast-opening pages. You’ll be able to manage Varnish without any effort from your Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access controls. You will be able to start/stop any of the instances that you’ve got, to delete the cache associated with any of your Internet sites or to view system log files.
Varnish in Dedicated Hosting
All dedicated hosting that are ordered with the in-house built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is among the pre-installed software platforms that you will get with the dedicated server. The Varnish data caching platform can be activated and managed without effort via the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-use graphical interface and, with no more than a click, you can browse an exhaustive system log, add or reboot an instance, clear the cached data for any site and much more. Soon after you set up Varnish for a certain domain or subdomain, it will begin caching the pages requested by the website visitors and as soon as it has cached enough content, you’ll perceive a tremendously better website performance plus a reduced load. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you will be able to use the software platform for workload balancing purposes even if you host numerous Internet sites on the server.