Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web accelerator that can improve the load speed of a website by up to 1000 percent, based on the content itself. Whenever 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 opens it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will open much faster, as the Varnish platform can serve content many times faster than any web server software. The end result is a significantly faster loading site, which leads to a greatly improved visitor experience. In case any of the cached pages is updated on the actual Internet site, the information that Varnish keeps in its memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the website visitors will never end up seeing old information.
Varnish in Website Hosting
If you host your websites in a website hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to activate Varnish with a couple of clicks of the mouse via your Control Panel. The platform is offered as an upgrade with all our shared packages and you can choose how many websites will use it and the maximum storage space that will be available for the cached content. The two upgradeable features in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the amount of memory and the number of instances and they are not linked directly to each other, so you can choose if you need a lot of memory for a single large-sized website or less memory for several smaller ones. You can make use of the full potential of the Varnish platform in case the websites use a dedicated IP. With the Control Panel, you can effortlessly start/reboot/disable an instance, clear the cached contents individually for each website that employs Varnish or see a comprehensive log file.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Varnish data caching platform is part of the basic set of services that you will get in case you decide to host your Internet sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can activate it for any of your sites via our avant-garde Hepsia Control Panel. The default memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache content is 64 megabytes, but if you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this memory from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the websites that can use this caching platform simultaneously. Since these two things are not linked to each other, you can use a few Internet sites with the default memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for one single website. The Varnish platform performs best if you allocate a dedicated IP to the Internet sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with a simple means of rebooting any instance. What’s more, you will be able to delete the cached data with only one single mouse click.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
If you need the most powerful web hosting solution and you buy any of the dedicated servers that we’re offering, you can use Varnish to boost the performance of your Internet sites at no extra cost on the condition that the server is ordered with our next-generation Hepsia Control Panel. Its simple-to-navigate GUI will permit you to keep track of platform processes, to clear the cache or to reboot any instance with one single mouse click. The minimal amount of memory that the platform can use to cache Internet site content is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough for an immense collection of resource-heavy Internet sites, so your dedicated server will be able to cope with a massive system load while your site visitors are having a seamless web browsing experience. Since your dedicated server will include several different dedicated IPs, you will be able to make use of Varnish’s full potential.