Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a website accelerator that can increase the speed of a site by up to one thousand percent, based on its content. Whenever 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 handled by the server and the web page will open substantially faster, as the Varnish caching platform can serve information many times faster than any server software. The result is a substantially faster loading website, which means a greatly improved browsing experience. If any of the cached web pages is updated on the live site, the information that Varnish caches in its system memory is updated as well, so the users will not end up seeing old info.
Varnish in Shared Web Hosting
We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each and every shared web hosting plan and if you want to use it, you can add it to your shared hosting account using the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. There’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one pertains to the number of the sites that you wish to employ Varnish for and the second one, which is offered in increments of 32 MB, pertains to the maximum amount of content that the content caching platform can cache at any given time. Hepsia’s time and effort saving interface will allow you to disable or to restart any instance, to check elaborate logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just a click. For best results, you can employ a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will open considerably faster, which means more satisfied site users and potential clients.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can use the workload balancing capabilities of Varnish with each of our VPS hosting plans in case you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The Varnish data caching platform comes by default and the amount of memory that it will be able to use to cache the content of your websites depends upon the specific Virtual Private Server package that you’ve selected, but even with the less powerful plans, you will have no less than several hundred megabytes of system memory at your disposal only for caching purposes. This amount is sufficient to optimize the overall performance of multiple sites. It will take some time for you to observe the effects, as the Varnish platform caches the content that visitors open, but after that you will notice the significantly decreased load on the virtual machine and the accelerated site loading speed. The Varnish platform will allow you to use a lower-end package for websites that would usually require a more costly web hosting service.