Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web accelerator that can increase the speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, based on its content. Anytime a visitor accesses any page on a website 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, since the Varnish platform can serve data many times faster than any web server software. The end result will be a significantly faster loading page, which leads to a greatly improved browsing experience. In case any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual Internet site, the info that Varnish stores in its memory is updated too, so the visitors will not end up seeing old content.
Varnish in Shared Website Hosting
You can unleash Varnish’s full potential and optimize the loading speed of your websites regardless of the shared website hosting package that you have chosen and you can add and configure the content caching platform with a few mouse clicks via the easy-to-use graphical interface offered by our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel. During the procedure, you will be able to select two separate things – how many websites will employ the Varnish caching platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much info will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 MB and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can use more instances with less memory and vice versa. In case you’ve got lots of content on a certain website and you win lots of website visitors, more system memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with simple one-click controls for turning off or restarting any instance, for clearing the cache associated with any website and for seeing exhaustive logs.
Varnish in VPS Hosting
The Varnish platform is included by default with all Linux VPS hosting offered by us as long as the VPS is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can improve the performance of your sites with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. The more powerful the plan, the more system memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a lower-end package, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you run several different Internet sites, you’ll notice an immense decrease in the overall server load and a considerably faster page loading speed. The Varnish caching platform will have to work for a little while while the visitors browse the web pages and once the site content has been cached, you’ll notice the result. One of the pros of using Varnish is that a lower-end and less high-priced VPS package will accomplish the same job as a more high-priced one without the platform, so not only will your websites perform substantially better, but you’ll also spare some money.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you will get the Varnish data caching platform at no extra fee and you’ll have complete control over it via an amazingly time and effort saving graphical interface – you will be able to start, to terminate or to reboot an instance, to browse an exhaustive log, to clear the cached files associated with any Internet site and much, much more. The Varnish caching platform will have several GB of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you manage resource-demanding sites with a huge number of visitors, you’ll notice the significantly faster web page load times and the less load on the dedicated machine. This will happen soon after you begin using the Varnish platform, as it will need some time to cache the site content that visitors access. You can take full advantage of the platform’s capabilities if the websites that are using it use also a dedicated IP address, but owing to the fact that your server includes a few IPs by default, you will not have to pay anything on top of your monthly fee for the server itself.