Varnish can significantly improve the performance of your websites. Find out how to take full advantage of its power.
Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web app accelerator that can accelerate the load speed of a site by up to one thousand 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 when the visitor loads it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will load tremendously faster, since Varnish can serve information many times faster than any web server software. The end result will be a much faster loading page, which leads to an immensely improved browsing experience. If any of the cached web pages is updated on the live Internet site, the info that Varnish keeps in its memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the website visitors will never end up seeing old information.
Varnish in Hosting
Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux hosting
. You can add it to your account via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is available with all shared plans and you will get a really easy-to-use graphical interface, which will give you full control over the caching platform. Using one-click fast-access buttons, you can restart or terminate any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be activated for a particular site. You can also view an elaborate system log or delete the cache associated with any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your shared web hosting package, you will be able to choose the total amount of memory that will be available to you for content caching purposes and how many sites will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for best performance, you can get a dedicated IP for the sites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to take full advantage of your sites and to have lots of satisfied website users.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Varnish caching platform is an essential part of the default service set that you’ll get when you decide to host your websites under a semi-dedicated server
account. You can configure it for any of your sites via our leading-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default memory that Varnish can use to cache data is 64 MB, but in case you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this amount from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the Internet sites that can use this caching platform simultaneously. As these two things are not tied to each other, you can use several instances with the default memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for one single Internet site. Varnish works best when you use a dedicated IP for the websites that utilize its power. Hepsia will offer you a simple means of restarting any instance. Also, you’ll be able to clear the cached data with just one single click of the mouse.
Varnish in Dedicated Hosting
When you want a powerful website hosting solution and you get any of the Linux dedicated hosting
that we are offering, you’ll be able to use the Varnish platform to boost the overall performance of your websites at no extra cost as long as the dedicated server is ordered with our avant-garde Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its easy-to-navigate graphical interface will enable you to monitor system processes, to delete the cached content or to restart any instance with one click. The minimal amount of memory that the Varnish caching platform can employ to cache website content is 3 gigabytes, which is more than enough for an enormous selection of large-sized sites, so your dedicated server will be able to handle a massive load while your visitors are enjoying a seamless web browsing experience. As your dedicated server will come with several dedicated IP addresses, you’ll be able to use Varnish’s full potential.