Varnish can immensely improve the performance of your websites. See how to make best use of its power.
Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web accelerator that can accelerate the speed of a website by up to one thousand percent, depending on the content itself. Whenever a visitor opens any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if the visitor opens it again. Thus, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will load considerably faster, since the Varnish caching platform can serve content many times faster than any web server software. The result is a significantly faster loading website, which leads to a greatly improved visitor experience. When any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual Internet site, the information that Varnish saves in its memory is updated as well, so the website visitors won’t see old info.
Varnish in Shared Website Hosting
You can use Varnish’s full potential and increase your sites’ loading speed regardless of the shared website hosting
package that you’ve selected and you can activate and configure the data caching platform with several mouse clicks using the user-friendly graphical interface offered by our advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be able to choose two different things – how many websites will employ the Varnish platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much info will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 MB and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can order more instances and less memory and vice versa. If you’ve got plenty of content on a given Internet site and you draw numerous site visitors, more memory will give you a better result. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the Varnish caching platform. Hepsia will offer you easy 1-click buttons for turning off or rebooting any instance, for deleting the cache associated with each site and for checking in-depth system logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Varnish comes by default with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages
offered by our company and you can use it for workload distribution purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can use it with any site that you host in the semi-dedicated server account. In case you need more, you can increase the system memory allocation. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 MB through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The very same section will allow you to activate more instances as well, in case you want to use the Varnish caching platform with more websites. The two things can be added separately – you can cache the content of one single resource-hungry website or run a number of sites with the default memory allowance. You can get the most out of the Varnish caching platform if you use a dedicated IP address and you can get one with your semi-dedicated server package as well. Hepsia will grant you full control over the platform and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you will be able to delete the cached data, to view a log or to reboot an instance.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting
You can employ Varnish to optimize the load speed of any website that is hosted on a dedicated server
with us when the Hepsia Control Panel is pre-installed on the machine. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready for use at no additional cost, but you will also exert complete control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-work-with graphical interface. It will take only one mouse click to start or cancel an instance or to delete the cache associated with any website that is using the Varnish platform and if you are more proficient, you can also see the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 GB of memory for website content caching purposes, so even if you host an enormous number of sites on your server and they all use the caching platform, the improvement in their overall performance will be noticeable. You’ll just need to wait for a little while until Varnish caches whatever webpages the website visitors load on their end. The platform works best when the Internet sites use a dedicated IP address, but due to the fact that our servers come with three free-of-charge IPs, you’ll have everything you need.