Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web app accelerator tool that can increase the load speed of a website by up to 1000%, based on the content itself. Whenever a visitor opens 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 loads it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will load considerably faster, since the Varnish platform can serve data many times faster than any web server software. The result will be a considerably faster loading page, which leads to an enormously improved visitor experience. In case any of the cached webpages is updated on the live Internet site, the info that Varnish caches in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the users will never end up seeing outdated content.
Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting
If you host your sites in a cloud web hosting account with us, you will be able to add Varnish with several clicks via your Control Panel. The data caching platform comes as an upgrade with all our shared web hosting packages and you can select the number of the websites that will use it and the maximum amount of system memory that will be available for the cached data. The two upgradeable features in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the number of instances and the amount of system memory and they’re not directly linked to each other, so you can choose if you need plenty of memory for a single large-scale site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can use the full potential of the Varnish caching platform if the websites use a dedicated IP. With the hosting Control Panel, you can quickly start/reboot/discontinue an instance, delete the cached data independently for each site which uses Varnish or view an exhaustive log file.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Varnish data caching platform is part of the basic service set that you’ll get if you decide to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can enable it for any of your websites via our leading-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default system memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache content is 64 megabytes, but if you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this amount from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the websites that can use this caching platform simultaneously. As these two features aren’t linked to each other, you can use several websites with the default amount of memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for one single Internet site. Varnish performs best if you assign a dedicated IP to the sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you an easy means of restarting any instance. In addition, you will be able to delete the cached files with only one single click of the mouse.
Varnish in VPS
We offer Varnish with all of the Hepsia-equipped Linux VPS packages, so if you acquire a server with this Control Panel, you will be able to use the content caching platform at no extra charge. The Varnish platform can utilize different amounts of system memory for data caching purposes depending on the specific package that you have selected during the registration process, but at any rate, this amount won’t be less than several hundred megabytes. This is quite enough to optimize the work of a number of traffic-consuming Internet sites, so the faster page loading speeds and the decreased load on the server will be perceptible. The result may not be distinguishable straight away, since the Varnish platform will need some time to cache the website content that people open, but shortly after you activate it, you will observe its full potential. This caching platform will permit you to use a less powerful server and to give less cash to get the very same performance you would get with a higher-end virtual machine without Varnish.
Varnish in Dedicated Hosting
If you want a more powerful hosting solution and you buy one of the Linux dedicated servers hosting packages offered by us, you can use the Varnish content caching platform to improve the performance of your websites at no extra charge as long as the dedicated machine is ordered with our innovative Hepsia Control Panel. Its simple-to-use GUI will enable you to monitor platform processes, to clear the cached contents or to reboot any instance with one single mouse click. The minimum amount of memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache content is three gigabytes, which is more than enough for a vast selection of traffic-heavy Internet sites, so your server will be able to handle an enormous system load while your site visitors are having a smooth browsing experience. Since your machine will come with several dedicated IP addresses, you’ll be able to make use of Varnish’s maximum capacity.