Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web accelerator tool that can boost the speed of a website by up to 1000 percent, depending on the content itself. Whenever a visitor opens any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor opens it again. In this way, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will open considerably faster, since the Varnish platform can serve data many times faster than any web server software. The end result will be a substantially faster loading website, which means an enormously improved visitor experience. If any of the cached pages is updated on the actual Internet site, the info that Varnish keeps in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the users will never see outdated data.
Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting
If you host your sites in a cloud website hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to add Varnish with a couple of clicks through your hosting Control Panel. The caching platform is offered as an upgrade with all our web hosting packages and you can select how many sites will use it and the maximum amount of system memory that will be used for the cached data. The two upgradeable features in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the amount of system memory and the number of instances and they aren’t linked directly to each other, so you can choose if you want a lot of memory for one large site or less memory for several smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of Varnish if the sites use a dedicated IP. With the Control Panel, you can quickly start/restart/remove an instance, delete the cached contents individually for each website that uses the Varnish platform or view an in-depth system log.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
Varnish is a feature, which comes as standard with all Linux semi-dedicated servers offered by us and you can use it for load distribution purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can use it with any website that you host in your semi-dedicated account. In case you are in need of more than that, you can increase the memory allowance. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 megabytes through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The very same Upgrades section will enable you to activate more instances as well, if you wish to use Varnish with multiple Internet sites. The two upgrades can be added independently – you can cache the content of one single resource-hungry website or run several different sites with the default memory allowance. You can get the most out of Varnish if you have a dedicated IP address and you can get one with your semi-dedicated plan as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will grant you total control over the platform and, with no more than one single click of the mouse, you’ll be able to clear the cached files, to view a log or to reboot an instance.
Varnish in VPS Servers
We provide Varnish with all of the Hepsia-managed Linux VPS servers, so if you buy a VPS with this hosting Control Panel, you’ll be able to make full use of the caching platform at no extra cost. Varnish can utilize different amounts of memory for caching purposes depending on the specific configuration that you have picked during the order process, but in any case, this amount won’t be less than several hundred megabytes. This is more than enough to optimize the overall performance of a number of traffic-hungry Internet sites, so the better site loading speeds and the lowered load on your virtual machine will be noticeable. The effect may not be obvious straight away, as the Varnish platform will require some time to cache the site content that users open, but soon after you enable it, you’ll witness its full capacity. This platform will allow you to use a less powerful VPS server and to give less cash to get the very same performance you would get with a more powerful machine without Varnish.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
You can use Varnish in order to optimize the load speed of any website that’s hosted on a dedicated server with our company when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the platform ready to be used at no extra cost, but you’ll also exert complete control over it via Hepsia’s easy-to-work-with GUI. It’ll take only one click to start or deactivate an instance or to clear the cached data associated with any Internet site that’s using the Varnish platform and if you’re more sophisticated, you can also see the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least three gigabytes of system memory for web content caching purposes, so even in case you run a lot of Internet sites on your machine and they all use the caching platform, the difference in their performance will be detectable. You will simply have to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever webpages the visitors open on their end. The Varnish platform performs best when the sites use a dedicated IP address, but since our servers come with three charge-free IP addresses, you will have all that you need.