Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web accelerator that can accelerate the load speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, depending on its content. 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 loads it again. In this way, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will load tremendously faster, as Varnish can serve information many times faster than any server software. The result will be a considerably faster loading website, which means an immensely improved website browsing experience. When any of the cached pages is updated on the live site, the info that Varnish caches in its system memory is updated too, so the visitors won’t end up seeing old info.
Varnish in Website Hosting
Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux website hosting. You can add it to your hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with all shared packages and you will get a pretty user-friendly GUI, which will grant you full control over the caching platform. Using one-click quick-access buttons, you can reboot or disable any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be enabled for a given site. You can also view a comprehensive system log file or erase the cache associated with any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your shared web hosting plan, you will be able to choose the maximum amount of system memory that will be at your disposal for content caching purposes and how many websites will use Varnish. You can always add more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for optimum performance, you can allocate a dedicated IP to the websites that will use Varnish. This will permit you to take full advantage of your sites and to have a lot of happy visitors.
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’s available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The Varnish caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can use it with any site that you host in your semi-dedicated account. In case you are in need of more, you can increase the system memory allocation. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 megabytes in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The same Upgrades section will enable you to enable more instances too, if you want to use Varnish with more Internet sites. The two upgrades can be ordered separately – you can cache the content of a single traffic-hungry Internet site or use several sites with the default memory allocation. You can get the most out of the Varnish platform if you have a dedicated IP address and you can order one with your semi-dedicated server plan as well. Hepsia will give you full control over the caching platform and, with no more than a click, you’ll be able to clear the cache, to check a log file or to reboot an instance.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can take full advantage of the workload balancing capabilities of Varnish with any of our VPS web hosting service if you select Hepsia as your Control Panel. The Varnish data caching platform comes by default and the memory that it will be able to utilize to cache the content of your websites is dependent on the given Virtual Private Server package that you have selected, but even with the lower-end plans, you will have at least several hundred MB of system memory at your disposal solely for data caching purposes. This amount is sufficient enough to enhance the overall performance of multiple websites. It will take some time for you to detect the effects, as the Varnish platform caches the content that website visitors request, but shortly after that you will notice the substantially decreased load and the accelerated website load speed. Varnish will permit you to make use of a lower-end Virtual Private Server plan for Internet sites that would typically need a more costly hosting service.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
All dedicated service which are ordered with the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is among the pre-installed software platforms that you’ll get with the machine. The Varnish data caching platform can be set up and managed without any effort through the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-use interface and, with no more than one single mouse click, you can browse a comprehensive log, create or restart an instance, clear the cached data associated with any website and much more. Shortly after you configure the Varnish platform for a particular domain or sub-domain, it will begin caching the web pages accessed by your site visitors and once it has cached enough web content, you’ll perceive a considerably better site performance in addition to a decreased load on the dedicated machine. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at three gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the software platform for load balancing purposes even if you run a vast number of websites on the machine.