Varnish is a website accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, as it can increase the load speed of any site, at times even by one hundred percent, based on the content itself. This tool is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to lower the overall load on the server and to increase the access speed for the site visitors. Each time a visitor loads a page on a specific Internet site, the web browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested information is delivered as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the web pages that the visitor browses and if any of them is loaded once more, it’s delivered by Varnish and not by the server directly. The improvement in the overall performance comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests tremendously faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. In case any data is updated meanwhile, the cached pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone accesses them.
Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting
In case you host your sites in a cloud website hosting account with us, you’ll be able to add Varnish with a few clicks via your Control Panel. The content caching platform is available as an upgrade with all our web hosting plans and you can select the number of the sites that will use it and the maximum amount of system memory that will be available for the cached data. The two features that can be upgraded in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the amount of memory and the number of instances and they aren’t directly linked to each other, so you can choose whether you need lots of memory for one single large-sized website or less memory for several smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of the Varnish caching platform in case the websites use a dedicated IP address. With the hosting Control Panel, you can effortlessly start/reboot/discontinue an instance, delete the cached data individually for each website that employs Varnish or view an exhaustive log file.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting
If you want a powerful hosting solution and you purchase one of the Linux dedicated servers hosting that we offer, you will be able to use the Varnish content caching platform to enhance the overall performance of your sites at no extra fee on the condition that the dedicated machine is ordered with our avant-garde Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its easy-to-navigate GUI will enable you to keep track of system processes, to clear the cached content or to reboot any instance with one single click. The smallest amount of memory that the platform can use to cache Internet site content is 3 gigabytes, which is more than enough for a huge selection of resource-intensive websites, so your dedicated server will be able to handle a colossal load while your website visitors are enjoying a seamless web browsing experience. As your server will include several dedicated IPs, you will be able to make use of Varnish’s maximum capacity.