Learn about Varnish, learn more about website accelerators and find out precisely what it is that they can do.
Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web application accelerator that can accelerate the loading speed of a website by up to 1000%, 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 in case 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 open substantially faster, as the Varnish caching platform can deliver information many times faster than any server software. The result will be a significantly faster loading page, which means a greatly improved browsing experience. In case any of the cached pages is updated on the live site, the information that Varnish keeps in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the users will not see old information.
Varnish in Website Hosting
In case you host your sites under a website hosting
account with us, you will be able to add Varnish with a couple of clicks from your Control Panel. The caching platform is available as an upgrade with all our plans and you can choose how many sites will use it and the total storage space that will be available for the cached content. The two features that can be upgraded in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the number of instances and the amount of system memory and they’re not directly linked to each other, so you can decide whether you need plenty of memory for a single large-size site or less memory for several smaller ones. You can take advantage of the full potential of Varnish if the sites use a dedicated IP. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can swiftly start/restart/terminate an instance, delete the cached data independently for each site which employs the Varnish platform or view an elaborate system log.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Varnish data caching platform is included in the default set of services that you’ll get in case you choose to host your websites under a semi-dedicated server
account. You can set it up for any of your sites through our advanced Hepsia Control Panel. The default system memory that Varnish can use to cache data is 64 MB, but if you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this amount from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the websites that can use this caching platform at the same time. Since these two features aren’t linked to each other, you can use a few Internet sites with the default memory or you can order more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for a single Internet site. The Varnish platform works best when you get a dedicated IP for the sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will give you an easy means of rebooting any instance. Also, you will be able to delete the cached content with just one click.
Varnish in VPS Hosting
You can take advantage of Varnish with any of our virtual private server
packages at no extra charge, since the caching platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The sole condition is that the virtual machine must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your websites with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. Each Virtual Private Server package comes with a different amount of memory for caching purposes, but you will have minimum several hundred MB, which is sufficient enough even for several resource-demanding Internet sites. Soon after you activate the Varnish platform, it will start caching the content that your visitors browse, so you will notice the substantially faster page loading times and the lowered load on your VPS server in no time. The Varnish platform will permit you to use a less pricey VPS, as you won’t need that much power to guarantee the correct operation of your Internet sites even if you run large-sized sites with multiple visitors. Best results are accomplished if the Internet sites that use the Varnish platform also use a dedicated IP address.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
If you need the most powerful web hosting solution and you order one of the Linux dedicated hosting services
that we’re offering, you can use the Varnish data caching platform to optimize the overall performance of your sites at no additional charge on the condition that the dedicated machine is ordered with our leading-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its simple-to-use GUI will permit you to keep track of system processes, to delete the cached data or to restart any instance with one single click of the mouse. The minimal amount of memory that the Varnish caching platform can employ to cache site content is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough for a vast selection of resource-absorbing Internet sites, so your dedicated server will be able to handle an immense load while your Internet site visitors are having a smooth browsing experience. Since your machine will include a number of dedicated IPs, you will be able to use Varnish’s maximum potential.