Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a website accelerator tool that can boost the load speed of a website by up to 1000%, based on its content. Anytime a visitor opens any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server in case the visitor opens it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will load much faster, since the Varnish caching platform can deliver content many times faster than any web server software. The end result will be a significantly faster loading page, which means an improved website browsing experience. In case any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual Internet site, the data that Varnish stores in its memory is updated as well, so the visitors will not end up seeing outdated data.
Varnish in Shared Hosting
In case you host your websites in a shared hosting account with us, you will be able to add Varnish with a few mouse clicks through your Control Panel. The content caching platform is offered as an optional upgrade with all our web hosting plans and you can select how many websites will use it and the maximum amount of system memory that will be used for the cached data. The two features that can be upgraded in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the number of instances and the amount of system memory and they’re not directly tied to each other, so you can choose whether you need lots of memory for one single large-size website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can take advantage of the full potential of the Varnish platform in case the sites use a dedicated IP. With the hosting Control Panel, you can easily start/restart/disable an instance, delete the cached content independently for each site that employs Varnish or view an in-depth log file.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Varnish data caching platform is included in the default service set that you will obtain in case you choose to host your Internet sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can set it up for any of your sites via our leading-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default amount of system memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache data is 64 megabytes, but in case you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this memory from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the sites that can use this platform at the same time. Since these two features aren’t bound to each other, you can use a few instances with the default amount of memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for one single web site. The Varnish platform performs best when you assign a dedicated IP to the websites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you a simple way of rebooting any instance. Also, you’ll be able to clear the cached data with just one single click of the mouse.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
If you want a more powerful hosting solution and you order one of the Linux dedicated service offered by us, you’ll be able to use the Varnish data caching platform to optimize the performance of your Internet sites at no additional cost as long as the dedicated machine is ordered with our avant-garde Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its easy-to-navigate graphical interface will permit you to monitor system processes, to clear the cache or to restart any instance with one single click. The minimal amount of memory that the caching platform can employ to cache site content is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough for a vast collection of large-sized sites, so your dedicated server will be able to deal with an immense load while your website visitors are enjoying a seamless web browsing experience. Since your machine will come with a number of dedicated IP addresses, you’ll be able to use Varnish’s maximum capacity.