Learn just what Varnish is. Discover a lot more about web accelerators and their role.
Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a website accelerator tool that can boost the loading speed of a site by up to one thousand percent, 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 in case 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 load substantially faster, as Varnish can serve information many times faster than any server software. The result is a considerably faster loading site, which leads to an immensely improved website browsing experience. If any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual website, the content that Varnish stores in its memory is updated as well, so the users will never end up seeing out-of-date data.
Varnish in Shared Hosting
Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each Linux shared hosting
and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your account via the Upgrades section in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There are two different features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one pertains to the number of the websites that you would like to employ Varnish for and the second one, which comes in increments of 32 megabytes, refers to the total amount of data that the platform can store at any given time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with interface will permit you to stop or to restart any instance, to view detailed system logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just click of the mouse. For optimum results, you can use a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your website will load much faster, which means more satisfied users and prospective customers.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Varnish caching platform is an essential part of the basic service set that you’ll get if you choose to host your websites under a semi-dedicated server
account. You can enable it for any of your websites via our next-generation Hepsia Control Panel. The default memory that Varnish can use to cache data is 64 MB, but if you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this amount of memory from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the Internet sites that can use this caching platform simultaneously. Since these two features aren’t linked to each other, you can use several instances with the default memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for one single website. The Varnish platform performs 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. What’s more, you will be able to delete the cached data with just one mouse click.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
All Linux dedicated web hosting
that are ordered with the custom Hepsia web hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed software platforms that you’ll get with the dedicated server. The Varnish platform can be configured and administered effortlessly from Hepsia’s simple-to-work-with interface and, with no more than one mouse click, you can see an in-depth system log, add or reboot an instance, clear the cached data for any Internet site and much more. Shortly after you set up Varnish for a certain domain or subdomain, it will start caching the web pages opened by your site visitors and once it has cached enough web content, you’ll observe a considerably better website performance in addition to a reduced load. With Varnish-dedicated system memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the platform for load balancing purposes even if you host an immense number of sites on the server.