Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a website accelerator tool that can accelerate the loading speed of a website by up to one thousand percent, depending on its content. Every time 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. Thus, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will open much faster, since Varnish can deliver information many times faster than any server software. The result is a much faster loading website, which leads to an improved visitor experience. When any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual Internet site, the content that Varnish stores in its memory is updated as well, so the site visitors will never see outdated info.
Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting
You can use Varnish’s full potential and improve the speed of your sites regardless of the cloud website hosting package that you’ve chosen and you can add and configure the data caching platform with a couple of clicks of the mouse using the user-friendly interface offered by our next-gen Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you will be able to select two different things – how many websites will use the Varnish platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 MB and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can order more instances with less memory and the other way around. In case you’ve got lots of content on a specific site and you win plenty of visitors, more memory will give you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use Varnish. Hepsia will offer you easy one-click buttons for discontinuing or restarting any instance, for deleting the cache associated with any site and for checking comprehensive logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Varnish content caching platform is part of the basic set of services that you’ll obtain in case you decide to host your websites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can activate it for any of your Internet sites via our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache content is 64 megabytes, but in case you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this amount of memory from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the sites that can use this platform at the same time. As these two things aren’t linked to each other, you can use a couple of Internet sites with the default amount of memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for one single web site. The Varnish platform works best when you get a dedicated IP for the websites that utilize its power. Hepsia will offer you a simple way of rebooting any instance. What’s more, you will be able to delete the cached files with just one mouse click.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll acquire the Varnish caching platform at no additional cost and you’ll exert total control over it through a truly simple-to-navigate graphical interface – you’ll be able to start, to remove or to restart an instance, to browse an in-depth system log, to delete the cached files associated with any site and much, much more. The Varnish platform will have several gigabytes of memory at its disposal, so even if you’ve got frequently visited websites with a lot of visitors, you will notice the significantly better website load times and the decreased load on your server. This will happen shortly after you begin using Varnish, as it will need a certain amount of time to cache the website content that people access. You can take full advantage of the platform’s capability in case the Internet sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that your server comes with a few IPs by default, you won’t need to pay anything on top of your monthly fee for the server itself.