Learn about Varnish, understand more about website accelerators and learn what it really is that they can do.
Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web accelerator that can boost the load speed of a site by up to 1000%, depending on the content itself. Whenever 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 accesses it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will load much faster, since Varnish can deliver information many times faster than any web server software. The result will be a substantially faster loading website, which leads to an improved visitor experience. In case any of the cached pages is updated on the live Internet site, the information that Varnish keeps in its memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the visitors will not see out-of-date data.
Varnish in Hosting
Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each of our hosting
. You can add it to your account via the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared hosting plans and you will get a really easy-to-use GUI, which will grant you full control over the data caching system. Using 1-click fast-access buttons, you can restart or turn off any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer work for a particular website. You can also check a detailed system log or clear the cache for any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your web hosting package, you will be able to select the total amount of memory that will be available to you for content caching purposes and the number of the websites that will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for best performance, you can get a dedicated IP for the sites that will use Varnish. This will permit you to get the most out of your sites and to have many happy website users.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Varnish is part of the basic service set that you’ll get in case you decide to host your websites under a semi-dedicated server
account. You can set it up for any of your websites through our avant-garde Hepsia Control Panel. The default memory that Varnish can use to cache data is 64 megabytes, but in case you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this amount from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the Internet sites that can use this platform simultaneously. As these two features aren’t linked to each other, you can use a couple of Internet sites with the default memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for one single website. The Varnish platform performs best if you use a dedicated IP for the websites that utilize its power. Hepsia will provide you with an easy means of rebooting any instance. In addition, you’ll be able to clear the cached files with only a click.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
If you need a powerful hosting solution and you buy any of the Linux dedicated web hosting
that we offer, you can use the Varnish platform to improve the overall performance of your sites at no extra charge on the condition that the server is ordered with our advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its user-friendly GUI will enable you to keep track of platform processes, to delete the cache or to restart any instance with one click. The minimum amount of system memory that the platform can employ to cache Internet site content is 3 gigabytes, which is more than enough for an enormous selection of large Internet sites, so your server will be able to deal with a tremendous system load while your website visitors are enjoying a smooth web browsing experience. Since your server will include several dedicated IP addresses, you will be able to use Varnish’s maximum potential.