Learn precisely what Varnish is. Discover a lot more about web accelerators and their function.
Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a website accelerator tool that can boost the speed of a website by up to 1000%, depending on its content. Anytime a visitor accesses any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server in case the visitor accesses it again. In this way, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will open significantly faster, since the Varnish platform can serve data many times faster than any server software. The result will be a significantly faster loading page, which means an improved browsing experience. In case any of the cached pages is updated on the live website, the information that Varnish keeps in its memory is updated as well, so the site visitors will not end up seeing outdated information.
Varnish in Shared Website Hosting
If you host your sites in a shared website hosting
account with us, you will be able to activate Varnish with several clicks from your hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform is offered as an upgrade with all our shared hosting plans and you can choose how many websites will use it and the maximum amount of system memory that will be available for the cached data. The two features that can be upgraded in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the number of instances and the amount of memory and they’re not linked directly to each other, so you can choose if you need lots of memory for a single large-scale website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of Varnish if the websites use a dedicated IP. Using the Control Panel, you can easily start/reboot/cancel an instance, clear the cached content independently for each site that employs Varnish or check a detailed log.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting
include Varnish by default, so you can make full use of the web app accelerator and improve the speed of any site that you host on our platform. You’ll get 64 megabytes of system memory exclusively for the Varnish accelerator at no extra 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. If you want more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 MB in 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 choose if plenty of data will be cached for a single site or if the memory will be used by different Internet sites. Hepsia will enable you to reboot or to remove any instance, to check the system log file for it or to clear the cached data using single-click buttons. To get the most out of Varnish, you can assign a dedicated IP address to the Internet sites that will employ it.
Varnish in VPS Hosting
The Varnish content caching platform comes by default with each of the Linux VPS hosting
that we offer on the condition that the machine is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can optimize the overall performance of your websites with just a few clicks of the mouse. The more powerful the plan, the more system memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a low-end plan, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you’ve got a handful of Internet sites, you’ll notice a great decrease in the server load and a substantially faster webpage loading speed. The Varnish caching platform will need to work for a while while the users navigate the web pages and once the content has been cached, you will observe the effects. One of the benefits of employing Varnish is that a lower-end and less expensive Virtual Private Server package will do the very same job as a more expensive one without the platform, so not only will your Internet sites perform much better, but you will also spare some cash.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
All Linux dedicated web hosting
that are ordered with the custom-built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel feature Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed software platforms that you’ll get with the machine. The Varnish data caching platform can be configured and administered with no effort through the Hepsia Control Panel’s time and effort saving interface and, with no more than one click, you can browse an in-depth system log, create or reboot an instance, clear the cache associated with any site and much more. Shortly after you set up the Varnish platform for a specific domain or subdomain, it will start caching the webpages browsed by the visitors and once it has cached enough content, you’ll observe a considerably faster website performance plus a lowered load on your dedicated machine. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at 3 GB, you’ll be able to use the platform for load balancing purposes even if you run a huge number of websites on the server.