Learn just what Varnish is. Discover more about web accelerators and their goal.
Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a website accelerator tool that can improve the load speed of a website by up to 1000 percent, based on its content. Every 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 if the visitor accesses it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will load much faster, since the Varnish platform can deliver information many times faster than any web server software. The result will be a much faster loading site, which means an enormously improved browsing experience. In case any of the cached webpages is updated on the actual website, the content that Varnish caches in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the site visitors won’t end up seeing outdated content.
Varnish in Shared Web Hosting
Our company offers Varnish as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux shared web hosting package
and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your shared web hosting account via the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two different things that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one depends on the number of the Internet sites that you’d like to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 32 MB, shows the total amount of data that the data caching platform can store at any given moment. Hepsia’s simple-to-use GUI will enable you to switch off or to restart any instance, to check comprehensive logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For optimum results, you can employ a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your site will load substantially faster, meaning more satisfied website users and potential clients.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All our Linux semi-dedicated packages
come with Varnish by default, so you can make use of the web accelerator tool and improve the speed of any site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You will get 64 megabytes of memory exclusively for Varnish at no extra cost and you’ll be able to activate an instance with no more than a few clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated server packages. If you need more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 MB in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be at your disposal instantly. You can also add more instances as an upgrade, so you can decide if plenty of content will be cached for a single website or whether the memory will be used by multiple websites. The Hepsia Control Panel will enable you to reboot or to disable any instance, to check the system log for it or to delete the cached data using single-click controls. To take full advantage of the Varnish accelerator, you can set a dedicated IP for the websites that will employ it.
Varnish in Dedicated Hosting
All Linux dedicated servers hosting packages
that are ordered with the in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is among the pre-installed software platforms that you will get with the machine. The Varnish content caching platform can be enabled and managed with ease from Hepsia’s user-friendly graphical interface and, with no more than a click, you can view a comprehensive system log, create or reboot an instance, delete the cached data associated with any website and much more. Soon after you set up the Varnish platform for a certain domain or sub-domain, it will begin caching the pages loaded by the website visitors and as soon as it has cached enough content, you will observe a significantly faster site performance plus a lowered load on the server. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you will be able to use the software platform for load distribution purposes even if you host numerous websites on the dedicated machine.