Varnish is a web accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, as it can increase the load speed of any website, at times even by 100%, based on the content itself. This tool is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to lower the overall load on the physical server and to accelerate the browsing speed for the website visitors. Anytime a visitor loads a page on a certain Internet site, the browser request is processed by the web server and the requested content is returned as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the web pages that the visitor browses and if any of them is accessed once again, it’s fetched by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The boost in the overall performance is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests substantially faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the users. In case any content is modified meanwhile, the cached pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone tries to open them.
Varnish in Cloud Hosting
Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with all our Linux cloud hosting packages. You can add it to your account from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with all shared hosting plans and you will get a truly easy-to-use GUI, which will grant you full control over the data caching platform. Using 1-click quick-access controls, you can reboot or terminate any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer work for a specific website. You can also check an elaborate system log or clear the cache associated with any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your shared web hosting plan, you’ll be able to select the maximum amount of memory that will be available to you for content caching purposes and the number of the sites that will use Varnish. You can always add more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for top performance, you can allocate a dedicated IP address to the sites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to get the most out of your Internet sites and to have a lot of satisfied site users.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
When you need a more powerful hosting solution and you acquire any of the dedicated servers hosting packages that we’re offering, you can use the Varnish caching platform to optimize the overall performance of your sites at no extra charge as long as the dedicated server is ordered with our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel. Its easy-to-navigate interface will enable you to keep an eye on platform processes, to delete the cache or to reboot any instance with a click. The minimum amount of memory that the caching platform can employ to cache Internet site content is three gigabytes, which is more than enough for an immense collection of traffic-consuming sites, so your dedicated server will be able to handle a gigantic system load while your site visitors are having a seamless browsing experience. Since your dedicated machine will come with a number of dedicated IP addresses, you’ll be able to make use of Varnish’s full potential.