Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a website accelerator that can boost the load speed of a site by up to 1000%, depending 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 if the visitor loads it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will open tremendously faster, as the Varnish caching platform can deliver information many times faster than any web server software. The result will be a significantly faster loading site, which leads to an improved browsing experience. If any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual website, the info that Varnish stores in its memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the website visitors will not end up seeing outdated content.
Varnish in Website Hosting
In case you host your sites under a website hosting account with our company, you will be able to add Varnish with several mouse clicks via your hosting Control Panel. The platform is offered as an upgrade with all our shared web hosting plans and you can select the number of the sites that will use it and the maximum storage space that will be used for the cached content. The two upgradeable features in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the number of instances and the amount of memory and they aren’t directly tied to each other, so you can choose whether you want plenty of memory for one single large-sized website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can unleash the full potential of the Varnish platform if the websites use a dedicated IP address. With the Control Panel, you can quickly start/reboot/stop an instance, clear the cached data independently for each website that employs Varnish or check an elaborate log file.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting come with Varnish by default, so you can make use of the web application accelerator tool and enhance the load speed of any site that you host on our platform. You will get 64 MB of system memory dedicated to Varnish at no additional fee and you can enable an instance with no more than a couple of clicks of the mouse through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated server plans. In case you want more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 MB through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be at your disposal straight away. You can also order more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can decide whether plenty of data will be cached for a single website or if the memory will be used by multiple websites. Hepsia will permit you to reboot or to discontinue any instance, to check the system log for it or to clear the cached files using one-click controls. To get the most out of the Varnish accelerator, you can set a dedicated IP for the websites which will use it.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting
When you need a more powerful hosting solution and you get one of the Linux dedicated servers hosting that we offer, you will be able to use the Varnish caching platform to enhance the work of your websites at no additional charge on the condition that the server is ordered with our next-gen Hepsia Control Panel. Its easy-to-use GUI will permit you to monitor platform processes, to delete the cache or to restart any instance with one single click. The minimal amount of system memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache site content is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough for an enormous number of heavy Internet sites, so your server will be able to handle a substantial load while your Internet site visitors are having a smooth browsing experience. As your machine will come with several different dedicated IPs, you will be able to use Varnish’s full capacity.