Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a website accelerator tool that can increase the speed of a website by up to 1000 percent, based on its content. 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 if the visitor opens it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will open much faster, since the Varnish platform can deliver content many times faster than any web server software. The end result will be a much faster loading website, which means a much-improved website browsing experience. In case any of the cached webpages is updated on the actual Internet site, the information that Varnish keeps in its memory is updated as well, so the website visitors will never end up seeing old content.
Varnish in Shared Website Hosting
If you host your websites in a shared website hosting account with us, you’ll be able to activate Varnish with a few mouse clicks through your hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform comes as an optional upgrade with all our shared web hosting plans and you can select how many websites will use it and the total amount of system memory that will be used for the cached data. The two features that can be upgraded in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the amount of system memory and the number of instances and they aren’t directly tied to each other, so you can decide whether you need lots of memory for one single large-scale website or less memory for several smaller ones. You can use the full potential of the Varnish platform in case the sites use a dedicated IP address. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can quickly start/restart/cancel an instance, clear the cached contents independently for each website which uses Varnish or view an in-depth system log file.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Linux semi-dedicated hosting offered by our company will permit you to employ Varnish as soon as your brand-new semi-dedicated account has been set up, as the content caching platform comes by default. 64 MB of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the second your account is activated, so you can make use of this workload distribution software once your website has been published to the web. If you are in need of more memory, you can add 32 megabytes at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated server straight away. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly linked to the amount of memory that you use, which suggests that you’ll have more versatility. The Varnish caching platform will considerably reduce the load on the semi-dedicated machine produced by your sites, so your visitors can enjoy fast-opening pages. You’ll be able to manage Varnish without any effort from your Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access buttons. You will be able to start/cancel any of the instances that you have, to delete the cache for any of your websites or to check system logs.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting
If you need a powerful web hosting solution and you obtain any of the Linux dedicated servers hosting offered by our company, you can use the Varnish platform to optimize the overall performance of your websites at no additional cost on the condition that the dedicated server is ordered with our innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its intuitive interface will permit you to keep track of platform processes, to delete the cache or to restart any instance with one single click. The minimal amount of system memory that the Varnish platform can employ to cache content is three gigabytes, which is quite enough for an immense collection of large sites, so your server will be able to cope with a colossal system load while your visitors are having a smooth browsing experience. As your dedicated server will include a number of dedicated IP addresses, you will be able to use Varnish’s full capacity.