Learn just what Varnish is. Get to know more about web accelerators and their purpose.
Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web application accelerator tool that can increase the speed of a website by up to 1000%, based 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 when the visitor opens it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will load considerably faster, as the Varnish caching platform can deliver information many times faster than any server software. The result is a considerably faster loading page, which leads to a greatly improved browsing experience. If any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual site, the information that Varnish saves in its system memory is updated as well, so the website visitors will not see out-of-date data.
Varnish in Shared Website Hosting
Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with all our shared website hosting plans
. You can add it to your web hosting account via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is available with all shared web hosting plans and you will get a pretty user-friendly interface, which will give you complete control over the data caching platform. Using 1-click fast-access controls, you can restart or disable any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be enabled for a specific site. You can also view an elaborate log file or clear the cache for any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your web hosting plan, you will be able to select the maximum amount of system memory that will be at your disposal for caching purposes and the number of the websites that will use Varnish. You can always add more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for maximum performance, you can assign a dedicated IP to the websites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to get the most out of your Internet sites and to have numerous satisfied site users.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our semi-dedicated hosting plans
include Varnish by default, so you can make use of the website accelerator tool and boost the loading speed of any site that you host on our platform. You will get 64 megabytes of memory particularly for the Varnish accelerator at no extra cost and you can activate an instance with no more than a couple of clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated plans. In case you need more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 MB in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be available to you instantaneously. You can also order more instances as an upgrade, so you can choose whether a lot of data will be cached for a single site or whether the available memory will be used by multiple Internet sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to reboot or to remove any instance, to see the system log file for it or to clear the cached content using single-click buttons. To take full advantage of the Varnish accelerator, you can assign a dedicated IP address to the websites which will employ it.