Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches data for faster access. It is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and a web browser. When a website visitor accesses a certain web page, the content is requested by the browser, and then the web server processes this request and returns the requested data. If Varnish is activated for a specific site, it will cache its pages at the very first request and in case the visitor opens a cached page again, the data will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the web server. The increased loading speed is an end result of the substantially faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers as compared with any server software. Of course, this does not mean that the website visitors will continue being served the exact same content over and over again, as any change on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish stores in its memory.
Varnish in Shared Website Hosting
Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with all our Linux shared website hosting. You can add it to your account via the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared hosting packages and you’ll get a very easy-to-use graphical interface, which will grant you complete control over the data caching platform. Using one-click quick-access buttons, you can restart or shut down any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer work for a certain website. You can also see an elaborate log file or clear the cache associated with any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your shared web hosting package, you’ll be able to select the maximum amount of memory that will be at your disposal for caching purposes and the number of the sites that will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for top performance, you can get a dedicated IP for the sites that will use Varnish. This will permit you to take full advantage of your Internet sites and to have lots of pleased site users.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting
All dedicated servers hosting packages that are ordered with the custom-developed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is among the pre-installed software platforms that you will get with the machine. The Varnish platform can be enabled and managed effortlessly via the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-navigate interface and, with no more than one click, you can check an exhaustive log, create or reboot an instance, clear the cached files for any website and much, much more. Soon after you enable the Varnish platform for a specific domain or sub-domain, it will start caching the web pages requested by your site visitors and once it has cached enough web content, you will perceive a tremendously faster site performance in addition to a decreased load. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at 3 GB, you will be able to use the platform for load balancing purposes even if you host many Internet sites on your machine.