Learn just what Varnish is. Discover more about web accelerators and their purpose.
Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a website accelerator tool that can accelerate the speed of a website by up to one thousand percent, based on the content itself. Each time a visitor opens any page on a website 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 load much faster, since the Varnish caching platform can serve content many times faster than any web server software. The result is a considerably faster loading site, which leads to a much-improved website browsing experience. In case any of the cached webpages is updated on the live Internet site, the data that Varnish caches in its memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the users will never see out-of-date info.
Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting
Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with all our cloud web hosting
. You can add it to your account via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is available with all shared plans and you’ll get a truly intuitive graphical interface, which will grant you full control over the content caching platform. Using one-click fast-access controls, you can reboot or terminate any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer work for a certain Internet site. You can also see a detailed log file or erase the cache for any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your shared web hosting plan, you’ll be able to choose the maximum amount of system memory that will be at your disposal for caching purposes and how many sites will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for optimal performance, you can allocate a dedicated IP to the sites that will use Varnish. This will permit you to get the most out of your websites and to have plenty of gratified website visitors.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Varnish is a feature, which comes as standard with all semi-dedicated services
that we offer and you can use it for load distribution purposes. It is available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The Varnish content caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can employ it with any Internet site that you host in your semi-dedicated server account. In case you are in need of more, you can increase the memory allocation. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 megabytes in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The exact same Upgrades section will enable you to create more instances as well, in case you wish to use Varnish with more websites. The two upgrades can be added separately – you can cache the content of one large site or use a number of Internet sites with the default memory quota. You can get the most out of Varnish in case you’ve got a dedicated IP address and you can order one with your semi-dedicated plan as well. Hepsia will grant you complete control over the platform and, with no more than one single click, you will be able to delete the cached contents, to check a system log or to restart an instance.
Varnish in VPS Hosting
You can take full advantage of the load balancing potential of Varnish with any of our VPS hosting services
when you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The caching platform is available by default and the amount of system memory that it will be able to utilize to cache the content of your sites depends upon the particular plan that you’ve chosen, but even with the lower-end packages, you’ll have at least several hundred megabytes of memory at your disposal only for caching purposes. This amount is enough to optimize the performance of numerous sites. It will take a little time for you to detect the effects, since the Varnish platform caches the content that website visitors request, but soon after that you’ll notice the significantly less load on the virtual machine and the accelerated site browsing speed. Varnish will permit you to make use of a less powerful Virtual Private Server package for Internet sites which would typically need a more costly web hosting solution.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
All dedicated hosting services
that are ordered with the custom Hepsia website hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you will get with the dedicated machine. The Varnish caching platform can be configured and administered without effort via Hepsia’s easy-to-navigate interface and, with no more than one single mouse click, you can browse a comprehensive log, add or reboot an instance, clear the cached data for any site and much, much more. Shortly after you enable the Varnish platform for a specific domain or subdomain, it will start caching the pages requested by your website visitors and once it has cached enough content, you’ll observe a considerably better site performance and a decreased load on the machine. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the software platform for workload balancing purposes even if you host a large number of Internet sites on the server.