Varnish can greatly improve the general performance of your websites. Find out how to make the most of its power.
Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web app accelerator that can improve the load speed of a website by up to 1000%, depending on its content. Every time a visitor accesses 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. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will load tremendously faster, as the Varnish platform can serve information many times faster than any server software. The end result is a much faster loading page, which means an immensely improved visitor experience. When any of the cached pages is updated on the live Internet site, the info that Varnish keeps in its memory is updated too, so the site visitors will never see out-of-date data.
Varnish in Shared Website Hosting
You can use Varnish’s full potential and optimize the loading speed of your sites irrespective of the shared website hosting
plan that you have selected and you can activate and set up the platform with several clicks from the easy-to-work-with graphical interface offered by our next-gen Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the procedure, you will 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 bound to the number of instances, so you can use more instances with less memory and the other way around. If you’ve got plenty of content on a given Internet site and you get plenty of visitors, more memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the Varnish caching platform. Hepsia will offer you simple one-click buttons for terminating or rebooting any instance, for deleting the cache for each website and for seeing exhaustive system logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Linux semi-dedicated hosting
that we offer will allow you to use Varnish as soon as your brand new semi-dedicated account has been set up, as the data caching platform is offered by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the second your account is enabled, so you can use this workload balancing software once your site has been taken online. In case you’re in need of more system memory, you can add 32 MB at a time from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated machine in an instant. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly tied to the amount of memory that you use, which goes to say that you will have more versatility. The Varnish caching platform will considerably reduce the load on the semi-dedicated machine that your websites cause, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-loading web pages. You’ll be able to manage Varnish with no effort from your Control Panel using quick-access controls. You’ll be able to start/disable any of the instances that you’ve got, to clear the cached content associated with any of your Internet sites or to view system logs.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting
All Linux dedicated servers hosting
that are ordered with the in-house developed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is among the pre-installed software platforms that you’ll get with the dedicated machine. The Varnish data caching platform can be enabled and administered with ease from Hepsia’s intuitive GUI and, with no more than one single click of the mouse, you can view an elaborate log, add or reboot an instance, clear the cache for any site and much, much more. Soon after you activate Varnish for a specific domain or subdomain, it will begin caching the webpages loaded by the visitors and once it has cached enough content, you’ll observe a significantly better site performance and a decreased load on the dedicated machine. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the platform for load balancing purposes even if you run an immense number of websites on your dedicated server.