Learn about Varnish, understand more about website accelerators and find out what it really is that they can do.
Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a website accelerator that can increase the speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, based on its content. Anytime a visitor opens any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor opens it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will open tremendously faster, since Varnish can deliver information many times faster than any server software. The end result will be a significantly faster loading page, which means an immensely improved website browsing experience. When any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual website, the information that Varnish keeps in its system memory is updated as well, so the site visitors will never see outdated information.
Varnish in Shared Website Hosting
You can use Varnish’s potential and boost your sites’ load speed irrespective of the shared website hosting
package that you have chosen and you can enable and configure the content caching platform with a couple of clicks of the mouse via the easy-to-use graphical interface offered by our advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you will be able to choose two separate things – how many Internet sites will use the Varnish caching platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can add more instances with less memory and the other way around. If you have lots of content on a given site and you receive a lot of site visitors, more memory will guarantee you a better result. You may also consider using a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish caching platform. Hepsia will offer you simple 1-click buttons for turning off or rebooting any instance, for erasing the cache for any website and for checking in-depth system logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting
include Varnish by default, so you can make use of the website accelerator and optimize the speed of any website that you host on our platform. You will get 64 megabytes of system memory exclusively for Varnish at no extra cost and you will be able to add an instance with no more than a few clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated server plans. In case you need more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 MB through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be at your disposal instantly. You can also order more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can decide whether a lot of data will be cached for one site or if the memory will be utilized by multiple sites. Hepsia will allow you to restart or to disable any instance, to see the system log file associated with it or to clear the cached files using 1-click buttons. To take full advantage of the Varnish accelerator, you can allocate a dedicated IP to the sites which will use it.
Varnish in VPS
The Varnish caching platform is included by default with all Linux VPS
that we’re offering as long as the virtual server is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can optimize the work of your websites with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. The more powerful the plan, the more memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a low-end package, the platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you manage a handful of sites, you will notice an immense decrease in the server load and a considerably better site loading speed. The platform will need to work for a while as the users navigate the pages and once the content has been cached, you will see the result. One of the advantages of employing Varnish is that a less powerful and less expensive Virtual Private Server package will accomplish the exact same job as a more pricey one without the platform, so not only will your Internet sites perform considerably better, but you will also spare a certain amount of money.
Varnish in Dedicated Hosting
You can employ Varnish to boost the loading speed of any website that’s hosted on a dedicated server
with our company if the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the caching platform ready for use at no extra charge, but you will also exert total control over it via Hepsia’s intuitive interface. It will take just one single click of the mouse to start or cancel an instance or to delete the cached files associated with any site that’s using the Varnish platform and in case you’re more knowledgeable, you can also browse the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than three gigabytes of memory for website content caching purposes, so even in case you run plenty of sites on your machine and they all use the Varnish platform, the difference in their overall performance will be perceivable. You will simply have to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever web pages the site visitors open on their end. The Varnish platform works best if the websites use a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that our dedicated servers include three charge-free IP addresses, you will have everything you need.