Learn about Varnish, learn more details on web accelerators and find out exactly what it is that they do.
Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web application accelerator tool that can accelerate the load speed of a site by up to one thousand percent, based on the content itself. Each time a visitor accesses any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server in case the visitor accesses it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will load substantially faster, since Varnish can deliver data many times faster than any web server software. The result will be a significantly faster loading website, which means a much-improved visitor experience. If any of the cached pages is updated on the live Internet site, the content that Varnish keeps in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the users will not end up seeing old info.
Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting
Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each of our cloud web hosting plans
. You can add it to your account through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared plans and you will get an amazingly intuitive interface, which will give you full control over the data caching platform. Using 1-click fast-access controls, you can reboot or turn off any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer be enabled for a specific Internet site. You can also see an exhaustive log or clear the cache for any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your web hosting package, you’ll be able to select the maximum amount of memory that will be available to you for content caching purposes and how many websites will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for top performance, you can set a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use Varnish. This will permit you to get the most out of your sites and to have plenty of gratified visitors.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated plans
offered by us will allow you to employ Varnish as soon as your new account has been activated, since the data caching platform is offered by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the second your account is activated, so you can use this workload distribution software once you launch your website. In case you need more memory, you can order 32 MB at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated server in an instant. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly tied to the amount of system memory that you use, which goes to say that you’ll have more flexibility. The caching platform will considerably reduce the server load that your websites cause, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-loading web pages. You’ll be able to manage Varnish with ease from your Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access buttons. You’ll be able to start/discontinue any of the instances that you have, to clear the cached content for any of your sites or to view system log files.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can take full advantage of the workload balancing potential of Varnish with all our VPS hosting plans
in case you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The platform is available by default and the system memory that it’ll be able to utilize to cache your site content depends upon the given plan that you’ve chosen, but even with the lower-end plans, you will have at least several hundred megabytes of system memory at your disposal exclusively for content caching purposes. This amount is sufficient enough to optimize the performance of numerous websites. It will take a little time for you to distinguish the results, as the Varnish platform caches the content that site visitors access, but after that you will notice the considerably less load on the machine and the increased Internet site load speed. Varnish will permit you to make use of a lower-end plan for sites that would normally require a more pricey web hosting service.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
You can use Varnish to boost the loading speed of any site that’s hosted on a dedicated server
from us if the Hepsia Control Panel is pre-installed on the machine. Not only will you get the caching platform ready for use at no extra cost, but you’ll also have total control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-work-with graphical interface. It will take only one single click of the mouse to start or deactivate an instance or to clear the cached data for any site that’s using Varnish and in case you are more proficient, you can also browse the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 gigabytes of virtual memory for content caching purposes, so even in case you run plenty of sites on your server and they all use the platform, the difference in their overall performance will be perceivable. You’ll only have to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever content the visitors open on their end. The Varnish platform performs best when the sites use a dedicated IP address, but since our dedicated servers come with 3 charge-free IPs, you will have all that you need.