Learn just what Varnish is. Discover more about web accelerators and their function.
Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web application accelerator that can improve the loading speed of a website by up to 1000 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 if the visitor opens it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will load tremendously faster, since the Varnish platform can deliver data many times faster than any web server software. The end result will be a much faster loading website, which leads to a much-improved browsing experience. When any of the cached web pages is updated on the live website, the information that Varnish caches in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the website visitors will not end up seeing outdated info.
Varnish in Hosting
You can use Varnish’s potential and increase the speed of your sites irrespective of the hosting
plan that you’ve picked and you can activate and set up the content caching platform with a few clicks of the mouse using the intuitive graphical interface offered by our leading-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be able to select two different things – how many sites will use the Varnish platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much data will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can add more instances with less memory and vice versa. In case you have a lot of content on a certain site and you gain numerous site visitors, more system memory will guarantee you a better result. You may also consider using a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you simple one-click buttons for cancelling or restarting any instance, for clearing the cache associated with each Internet site and for viewing in-depth logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated servers
offered by our company will allow you to use Varnish as soon as your brand-new semi-dedicated server account has been activated, as the data caching platform is available by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the moment your account is activated, so you can take advantage of this load distribution software once your website has been launched online. If you’re in need of more system memory, you can add 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated machine momentarily. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly bound to the amount of system memory that you use, which means that you will have more versatility. The platform will considerably decrease the server load caused by your sites, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-loading web pages. You will be able to manage Varnish with ease through your Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access buttons. You will be able to start/shut down any of the instances that you have, to clear the cache associated with any of your Internet sites or to see system logs.
Varnish in VPS Servers
Varnish comes by default with each of the VPS servers
offered by us as long as the VPS server is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can boost the performance of your websites with only a few clicks. The more powerful the package, the more memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a low-end package, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you have a handful of websites, you will notice a noticeable decrease in the server load and a substantially faster webpage load speed. The Varnish platform will need to work for a little while while the users browse the pages and as soon as the site content has been cached, you’ll notice the results. One of the pluses of using Varnish is that a less powerful and less expensive VPS plan will do the very same job as a more costly one without the platform, so not only will your Internet sites work much better, but you will also save a certain amount of money.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
In case you order a dedicated server
with the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll acquire the Varnish caching platform at no additional fee and you will exert full control over it via a very simple-to-use graphical interface – you’ll be able to start, to remove or to restart an instance, to view an elaborate log, to clear the cache for any site and much more. The Varnish caching platform will have several gigabytes of memory at its disposal, so even if you own busy websites with numerous visitors, you will notice the tremendously faster site load times and the decreased load on the server. This will become a fact shortly after you begin using the Varnish platform, since it will require a certain amount of time to cache the website content that users open. You can make the most of the platform’s capabilities in case the Internet sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP address, but considering the fact that your server includes a few IP addresses by default, you won’t need to pay anything on top of your monthly charge for the server itself.