Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web accelerator that can increase the load speed of a website by up to one thousand percent, based on the content itself. Every time a visitor opens any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server in case the visitor accesses it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will open considerably faster, since the Varnish platform can deliver information many times faster than any web server software. The end result is a considerably faster loading page, which means an enormously improved website browsing experience. When any of the cached webpages is updated on the live site, the content that Varnish keeps in its system memory is updated as well, so the website visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date information.
Varnish in Web Hosting
You can unleash Varnish’s full potential and boost your websites’ speed irrespective of the web hosting package that you have chosen and you can enable and configure the platform with several clicks of the mouse using the intuitive interface offered by our next-generation Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the procedure, you’ll be able to select two different things – how many websites will employ Varnish, in other words – the number of instances, and how much info will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can use more instances with less memory and the other way around. In case you have a lot of content on a particular website and you receive many site visitors, more memory will give you a better result. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the Varnish caching platform. Hepsia will provide you with easy 1-click buttons for shutting down or rebooting any instance, for clearing the cache associated with any site and for checking exhaustive system logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
Varnish is offered as standard with all Linux semi-dedicated servers that we are offering and you can use it for workload balancing purposes. It is available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can use it with any website that you host in the semi-dedicated server account. If you’re 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 exact same Upgrades section will permit you to activate more instances too, if you wish to use the Varnish caching platform with multiple Internet sites. The two things can be ordered separately – you can cache the content of a single frequently visited website or run several Internet sites with the default memory allocation. You can get the most out of the Varnish platform if you’ve got a dedicated IP address and you can get one with your semi-dedicated server package as well. Hepsia will give you full control over the platform and, with no more than a click, you will be able to clear the cache, to see a log or to reboot an instance.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can take advantage of Varnish with all our VPS server plans at no additional charge, since the content caching platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The one and only requirement is that the Virtual Private Server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your websites with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. Each Virtual Private Server package features a different amount of system memory for data caching purposes, but you’ll get no less than several hundred MB, which is sufficient even for several traffic-consuming Internet sites. Soon after you enable the Varnish platform, it will begin caching the content that your website visitors access, so you’ll notice the substantially faster site load speeds and the decreased load on your VPS server very soon. Varnish will permit you to use a less costly Virtual Private Server, as you will not need that much power to guarantee the uninterrupted operation of your sites even if you have large-size websites with a lot of visitors. Optimum results are achieved if the sites that use Varnish use also a dedicated IP.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
All dedicated web hosting plans that are ordered with the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed software platforms that you’ll get with the machine. The Varnish data caching platform can be enabled and administered with no effort from Hepsia’s easy-to-work-with interface and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you can view a detailed log, create or reboot an instance, clear the cache associated with any website and much more. Soon after you activate Varnish for a certain domain or sub-domain, it will begin caching the web pages loaded by your website visitors and once it has cached enough content, you will witness a significantly better site performance and a reduced load. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at three gigabytes, you will be able to use the software platform for load balancing purposes even if you host lots of sites on the dedicated server.