Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a website accelerator tool that can increase the load speed of a site by up to 1000%, depending on its content. 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 when the visitor accesses it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will load significantly faster, since the Varnish platform can deliver data many times faster than any server software. The result will be a much faster loading website, which means a much-improved visitor experience. In case any of the cached webpages is updated on the live Internet site, the data that Varnish saves in its memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the visitors will not see old information.
Varnish in Shared Website Hosting
Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each Linux shared website hosting and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your account via the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one depends on the number of the Internet sites that you would like to use Varnish for and the second one, which comes in increments of 32 MB, pertains to the maximum amount of data that the platform can store at any given time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s intuitive GUI will allow you to deactivate or to reboot any instance, to see in-depth system logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For maximum results, you can employ a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your site will load substantially faster, which means more happy website users and potential clients.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Varnish platform is included in the default set of services that you will obtain when you choose to host your sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can set it up for any of your sites via our leading-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default system memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache data is 64 megabytes, but if you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this amount from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the Internet sites that can use this caching platform at the same time. As these two things are not tied to each other, you can use a few instances with the default amount of memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for one single site. The Varnish platform performs best when you use a dedicated IP address for the websites that utilize its power. Hepsia will offer you a simple way of rebooting any instance. In addition, you will be able to delete the cached content with only one single click of the mouse.
Varnish in Dedicated Hosting
If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll acquire Varnish at no extra charge and you’ll have total control over it via a pretty simple-to-use interface – you will be able to start, to terminate or to restart an instance, to see a detailed system log, to clear the cache associated with any website and much, much more. The Varnish platform will have several GB of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you run heavy Internet sites with a large number of visitors, you will notice the tremendously better page load times and the less load. This will become a fact soon after you start using the Varnish platform, as it will need some time to cache the web pages that users browse. You can get the most out of the platform’s capacity if the sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that your dedicated server includes several IPs by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of your monthly charge for the machine itself.