Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web accelerator that can increase the load speed of a website by up to 1000%, based on its content. Each time a visitor accesses 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 browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will load significantly faster, as the Varnish caching platform can deliver data many times faster than any web server software. The result is a substantially faster loading page, which means an improved visitor experience. If any of the cached webpages is updated on the actual Internet site, the data that Varnish saves in its memory is updated as well, so the users won’t see out-of-date info.
Varnish in Cloud Hosting
In case you host your websites under a cloud hosting account with us, you will be able to activate Varnish with a couple of clicks of the mouse through your Control Panel. The content caching platform is available as an optional upgrade with all our hosting plans and you can choose how many websites will use it and the maximum storage space that will be available for the cached content. The two features that can be upgraded in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the number of instances and the amount of memory and they are not linked directly to each other, so you can choose if you want lots of memory for one large-sized website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of the Varnish caching platform if the sites use a dedicated IP. With the Control Panel, you can swiftly start/reboot/cancel an instance, delete the cached files individually for each site which employs Varnish or see an in-depth log.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
Varnish comes as standard with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting service that we are offering and you can use it for workload distribution purposes. It is available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The Varnish content caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can employ it with any site that you host in your semi-dedicated account. In case you need more, you can increase the memory allowance. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 MB in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The exact same section will allow you to create more instances too, if you’d like to use the Varnish platform with more websites. The two upgrades can be ordered independently – you can cache the content of a single large-sized Internet site or run several different sites with the default memory allowance. You can take full advantage of the Varnish caching platform in case you use a dedicated IP address and you can get one with your semi-dedicated server plan as well. Hepsia will give you full control over the platform and, with no more than a click, you’ll be able to delete the cached contents, to check a system log or to restart an instance.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can use the workload balancing capabilities of Varnish with all our Linux VPS hosting service in case you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The caching platform is available by default and the amount of memory that it’ll be able to utilize to cache your website content is dependent upon the specific Virtual Private Server package that you’ve picked, but even with the less powerful packages, you will have no less than several hundred MB of system memory at your disposal solely for content caching purposes. This amount is sufficient enough to enhance the overall performance of multiple sites. It’ll take some time for you to notice the effects, since the Varnish platform caches the content that site visitors browse, but after that you’ll notice the significantly decreased load on the machine and the accelerated Internet site loading speed. Varnish will permit you to make use of a less powerful VPS plan for sites which would typically need a more high-priced web hosting solution.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
You can employ Varnish to increase the load speed of any website that is hosted on a dedicated server from our company if the Hepsia Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the content caching platform ready for use at no extra cost, but you’ll also have total control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s intuitive graphical interface. It’ll take just one mouse click to start or cancel an instance or to delete the cached data associated with any Internet site that’s using the Varnish platform and in case you are more sophisticated, you can also see the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 GB of system memory for site content caching purposes, so even if you host many websites on your server and they all use the caching platform, the difference in their performance will be detectable. You will simply need to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever content the site visitors browse on their end. The Varnish platform performs best if the sites use a dedicated IP address, but owing to the fact that our servers come with three free IP addresses, you will have all that you need.