Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches content for the sake of faster access. It is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and a browser. When a visitor accesses a certain webpage, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server handles this request and returns the necessary data. If Varnish is enabled for a specific website, it will cache the pages on the very first request and if the user visits a cached page for a second time, the data will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the server. The improved load speed is a result of the substantially faster response time that Varnish offers compared to any server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the site visitors will continue seeing the very same content over and over again, because any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish keeps in its system memory.
Varnish in Shared Website Hosting
You can use Varnish’s potential and boost the load speed of your sites regardless of the shared website hosting package that you have chosen and you can enable and set up the data caching platform with a few mouse clicks through the easy-to-use interface offered by our next-generation Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be able to choose two separate things – how many sites will employ the Varnish caching platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much data will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory. The latter is available 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. In case you’ve got lots of content on a given Internet site and you draw plenty of website visitors, more memory will guarantee you a better result. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP for the sites that will use Varnish. Hepsia will offer you easy 1-click buttons for disabling or restarting any instance, for deleting the cache for any website and for checking exhaustive logs.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting
You can employ Varnish to optimize the speed of any site that is hosted on a dedicated server with our company if the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the content caching platform ready for use at no additional charge, but you will also exert complete control over it via Hepsia’s easy-to-work-with GUI. It will take only one single click of the mouse to start or delete an instance or to clear the cache associated with any site that is using the Varnish platform and if you’re more tech-savvy, you can also see the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with no less than three gigabytes of memory for caching purposes, so even in case you run plenty of sites on your dedicated server and they all use the Varnish caching platform, the difference in their performance will be obvious. You will just need to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever content the website visitors browse on their end. The Varnish platform works best if the websites use a dedicated IP, but considering the fact that our servers include 3 free-of-charge IP addresses, you’ll have all that you need.