Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a website accelerator that can boost the load speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, based on its content. Each time a visitor accesses 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 web server and the page will load significantly faster, since the Varnish caching platform can serve data many times faster than any web server software. The end result is a substantially faster loading site, which leads to a much-improved browsing experience. If any of the cached pages is updated on the live Internet site, the info that Varnish saves in its memory is updated too, so the site visitors won’t see outdated information.
Varnish in Web Hosting
In case you host your Internet sites under a web hosting account with our company, you will be able to add Varnish with several clicks through your hosting Control Panel. The platform is available as an upgrade with all our web hosting plans and you can select the number of the sites that will use it and the maximum storage space that will be available for the cached content. The two features that can be upgraded in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the number of instances and the amount of system memory and they’re not tied directly to each other, so you can choose if you want lots of memory for one single large-size website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can use the full potential of the Varnish platform in case the websites use a dedicated IP. Using the Control Panel, you can easily start/reboot/deactivate an instance, clear the cached data individually for each website that uses the Varnish platform or see an exhaustive log file.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Varnish data caching platform is an essential part of the basic service set that you will receive in case you choose to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can set it up for any of your websites through our next-generation Hepsia Control Panel. The default memory that Varnish can use to cache content is 64 MB, but if 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 Internet sites that can use this caching platform simultaneously. Since these two features aren’t bound to each other, you can use several Internet sites with the default memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for one single Internet site. Varnish works best when you get a dedicated IP address for the websites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you an easy means of rebooting any instance. On top of that, you’ll be able to clear the cached contents with just one single click of the mouse.
Varnish in VPS Servers
The Varnish content caching platform comes by default with each of the VPS servers offered by us as long as the VPS server is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can improve the overall performance of your websites with just a couple of clicks. The more powerful the plan, the more system memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a low-end package, the platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you own a number of Internet sites, you’ll notice a noticeable decrease in the server load and a considerably faster page loading speed. The Varnish platform will have to work for a little while while the users navigate the site and as soon as the site content has been cached, you’ll notice the results. One of the upsides of using Varnish is that a less powerful and less expensive package will do the exact same job as a more high-priced one without the caching platform, so not only will your sites work better, but you will also save a certain amount of money.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
If you need a powerful hosting solution and you purchase any of the Linux dedicated service offered by our company, you will be able to use the Varnish content caching platform to boost the overall performance of your websites at no extra cost as long as the server is ordered with our leading-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its easy-to-use GUI will allow you to keep track of platform processes, to delete the cached files or to reboot any instance with one click of the mouse. The minimal amount of system memory that Varnish can use to cache website content is 3 GB, which is more than enough for a large number of resource-consuming websites, so your server will be able to handle a colossal system load while your visitors are enjoying a seamless browsing experience. As your dedicated machine will include a number of dedicated IPs, you will be able to use Varnish’s full capacity.