Varnish can significantly improve the general performance of your sites. Learn how to take full advantage of its power.
Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web application accelerator tool that can accelerate the loading speed of a website by up to 1000 percent, depending on its content. Anytime a visitor accesses any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor accesses it again. Thus, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will open substantially faster, as Varnish can serve data many times faster than any server software. The end result is a substantially faster loading page, which leads to an enormously improved website browsing experience. When any of the cached pages is updated on the live Internet site, the content that Varnish saves in its memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the users will not end up seeing out-of-date information.
Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting
You can use Varnish’s full potential and enhance your websites’ speed irrespective of the cloud web hosting
plan that you have picked and you can activate and set up the platform with a couple of mouse clicks from the simple-to-use interface offered by our next-gen Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be able to select two separate things – how many websites will employ 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 tied to the number of instances, so you can order more instances and less memory and the other way around. If you’ve got plenty of content on a certain website and you get numerous website visitors, more memory will guarantee you a better result. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the Varnish platform. Hepsia will offer you simple 1-click controls for shutting down or rebooting any instance, for clearing the cache associated with any website and for seeing elaborate logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our semi-dedicated servers
include Varnish by default, so you can make full use of the website accelerator tool and improve the loading speed of any site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You will get 64 MB of system memory particularly for the Varnish accelerator at no extra cost and you will be able to add an instance with no more than a few mouse clicks via the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated packages. If you need more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be available to you momentarily. You can also order more instances as an upgrade, so you can choose whether lots of data will be cached for a single site or if the memory will be used by several Internet sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will enable you to restart or to discontinue any instance, to check the system log associated with it or to delete the cached data using 1-click buttons. To take full advantage of Varnish, you can get a dedicated IP for the websites that will employ it.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
In case you order a dedicated server
with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll acquire Varnish at no extra cost and you’ll have total control over it through an exceptionally time and effort saving GUI – you’ll be able to start, to deactivate or to restart an instance, to check an in-depth system log, to clear the cached content associated with any website and much, much more. Varnish will have several gigabytes of system memory at its disposal, so even if you have high-demand sites with numerous visitors, you will notice the tremendously better web page load speeds and the less load on your dedicated server. This will happen soon after you start using the Varnish platform, since it will require a certain amount of time to cache the web pages that visitors browse. You can take full advantage of the platform’s capacity if 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 the monthly charge for the machine itself.