Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a website accelerator tool that can accelerate the load speed of a site by up to 1000%, depending 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 if the visitor opens it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will open considerably faster, since Varnish can serve information many times faster than any server software. The result will be a considerably faster loading website, which means an enormously improved website browsing experience. When any of the cached webpages is updated on the actual site, the content that Varnish saves in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the visitors will not see out-of-date information.
Varnish in Shared Hosting
Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux shared hosting. You can add it to your web hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with all shared plans and you will get a quite easy-to-use GUI, which will give you full control over the content caching platform. Using one-click fast-access controls, you can restart or deactivate any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer be activated for a particular site. You can also view an exhaustive log file or delete the cache for any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your shared hosting package, you will be able to choose the total amount of memory that will be available to you for content caching purposes and the number of the sites that will use Varnish. You can always add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for top performance, you can get a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to take full advantage of your Internet sites and to have many pleased website visitors.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Varnish platform is part of the default set of services that you will get if you decide to host your websites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can activate it for any of your Internet sites through our advanced Hepsia Control Panel. The default amount of system memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache data is 64 MB, but in case you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this amount of memory from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the sites that can use this platform simultaneously. As these two things are not bound to each other, you can use a couple of websites with the default memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for one single website. The Varnish caching platform performs best when you set a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with an easy way of restarting any instance. Also, you’ll be able to clear the cached contents with only a click.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
When you want a powerful hosting solution and you order one of the Linux dedicated web hosting offered by our company, you can use the Varnish platform to improve the work of your websites at no additional fee as long as the server is ordered with our avant-garde Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its simple-to-navigate interface will permit you to monitor system processes, to clear the cache or to restart any instance with one single click of the mouse. The minimum amount of system memory that Varnish can use to cache content is 3 GB, which is quite enough for a large number of popular websites, so your dedicated server will be able to handle an enormous system load while your site visitors are enjoying a smooth web browsing experience. Since your server will include several different dedicated IP addresses, you will be able to use Varnish’s maximum capacity.