Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web accelerator tool that can accelerate the speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, based on the content itself. Each time a visitor accesses any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor opens it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will load substantially faster, as Varnish can deliver information many times faster than any web server software. The end result will be a considerably faster loading page, which leads to an enormously improved website browsing experience. If any of the cached webpages is updated on the live site, the data that Varnish keeps in its memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the website visitors will not see old info.
Varnish in Shared Website Hosting
You can make use of Varnish’s full potential and boost the load speed of your sites regardless of the shared website hosting package that you have picked and you can enable and set up the content caching platform with several mouse clicks using the simple-to-use graphical interface offered by our advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be able to select two separate things – how many Internet sites will use Varnish, in other words – the number of instances, and how much data will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 megabytes and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can order more instances with less memory and vice versa. In case you have plenty of content on a given Internet site and you receive a lot of website visitors, more memory will give you a better result. You may also consider using a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use Varnish. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with easy one-click controls for removing or rebooting any instance, for clearing the cache for each website and for viewing exhaustive logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated plans offered by our company will allow you to use Varnish as soon as your brand new semi-dedicated account has been set up, as the caching platform is offered by default. 64 MB of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the second your account is enabled, so you can make use of this workload balancing software once your website has been published on the Internet. In case you need more system memory, you can add 32 MB at a time from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated machine in an instant. You can also increase the number of the sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not linked directly to the amount of memory that you use, which goes to say that you’ll enjoy more flexibility. The Varnish platform will noticeably decrease the load on the semi-dedicated machine generated by your websites, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-opening pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish platform without efforts through the Control Panel using fast-access buttons. You will be able to start/shut down any of the instances that you have, to delete the cache for any of your websites or to view system logs.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
All dedicated web hosting plans that are ordered with the tailor-made Hepsia hosting Control Panel feature Varnish, which is among the pre-installed software platforms that you will get with the server. The Varnish platform can be enabled and managed effortlessly via the Hepsia Control Panel’s time and effort saving interface and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you can view an in-depth log, add or reboot an instance, delete the cached files associated with any Internet site and much more. Shortly after you activate Varnish for a specific domain or subdomain, it will start caching the pages requested by the website visitors and once it has cached enough web content, you will observe a considerably faster site performance in addition to a lowered load on the server. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at 3 GB, you will be able to use the software platform for workload distribution purposes even if you run a lot of sites on your machine.