Learn about Varnish, understand more details on web accelerators and find out exactly what is they do.
Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web application accelerator tool that can accelerate the loading speed of a website by up to 1000%, based on the content itself. Every 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 when the visitor accesses it again. In this way, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will open much faster, since the Varnish caching platform can deliver information many times faster than any server software. The result is a considerably faster loading website, which means a much-improved visitor experience. If any of the cached pages is updated on the actual site, the content that Varnish saves in its system memory is updated as well, so the visitors will not end up seeing out-of-date information.
Varnish in Hosting
Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux hosting
. You can add it to your hosting account from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with all shared hosting plans and you will get an exceptionally simple-to-work-with GUI, which will give you complete control over the data caching system. Using 1-click fast-access buttons, you can restart or stop any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer work for a specific website. You can also check an exhaustive log or erase the cache for any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your web hosting plan, you’ll be able to select the maximum amount of memory that will be at your disposal for caching purposes and the number of the websites that will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for optimal performance, you can set a dedicated IP for the websites that will use Varnish. This will permit you to get the most out of your Internet sites and to have numerous pleased site visitors.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting
come with Varnish by default, so you can take full advantage of the web app accelerator and accelerate any site that you host on our platform. You will get 64 megabytes of system memory exclusively for the Varnish accelerator at no extra charge and you’ll be able to create an instance with no more than a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated server plans. If you need more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be available to you straight away. You can also add more instances as an upgrade, so you can choose if lots of content will be cached for a single site or whether the memory will be utilized by several sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to restart or to disable any instance, to check the system log associated with it or to delete the cached data using 1-click buttons. To take full advantage of Varnish, you can set a dedicated IP for the websites which will use it.
Varnish in VPS Web Hosting
You can take full advantage of the load balancing potential of Varnish with each of our Linux VPS web hosting
in case you select Hepsia as your Control Panel. The data caching platform is available by default and the system memory that it’ll be able to use to cache your website content is dependent upon the given VPS plan that you have picked, but even with the lower-end packages, you’ll have at least several hundred megabytes of memory at your disposal solely for caching purposes. This amount is enough to boost the overall performance of multiple Internet sites. It will take some time for you to notice the results, since the Varnish platform caches the content that visitors browse, but shortly after that you will notice the significantly decreased server load and the increased site browsing speed. The Varnish caching platform will allow you to make use of a lower-end VPS package for Internet sites that would typically need a more pricey web hosting service.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting
All Linux dedicated servers hosting
which are ordered with the tailor-made Hepsia website hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is among the pre-installed software platforms that you’ll get with the machine. The Varnish caching platform can be set up and managed without any effort via Hepsia’s easy-to-navigate GUI and, with no more than one single click of the mouse, you can check a comprehensive log, add or reboot an instance, delete the cached files associated with any Internet site and much, much more. Shortly after you activate the Varnish platform for a certain domain or sub-domain, it will begin caching the web pages opened by the site visitors and once it has cached enough content, you will observe a significantly faster site performance in addition to a lowered load on the machine. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at 3 GB, you will be able to use the software platform for load balancing purposes even if you host a vast number of sites on the machine.