Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web application accelerator tool that can accelerate the load speed of a website by up to 1000 percent, based on the content itself. 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 if the visitor opens it again. Thus, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will load significantly faster, as the Varnish caching platform can serve data many times faster than any server software. The end result is a significantly faster loading website, which leads to an improved website browsing experience. When any of the cached web pages is updated on the live site, the content that Varnish stores in its system memory is updated too, so the website visitors won’t see old information.
Varnish in Website Hosting
Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each of our website hosting plans. You can add it to your website hosting account from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with all shared web hosting plans and you will get a really simple-to-use interface, which will grant you complete control over the caching platform. Using 1-click fast-access buttons, you can restart or stop any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer work for a certain Internet site. You can also check a detailed system log file or erase the cache associated with any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your hosting package, you will be able to choose the maximum amount of memory that will be at your disposal for data caching purposes and how many websites will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for best performance, you can assign a dedicated IP address to the sites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to take full advantage of your Internet sites and to have a lot of satisfied users.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
Varnish is part of the basic set of services that you’ll get if you decide to host your sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can configure it for any of your websites through our avant-garde Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default amount of system memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache data is 64 MB, but if you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this memory from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the websites that can use this platform at the same time. Since these two things are not linked to each other, you can use a few sites with the default memory or you can order more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for one single website. The Varnish platform performs best when you assign a dedicated IP address to the Internet sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will give you an easy means of restarting any instance. In addition, you will be able to clear the cached files with only one click of the mouse.
Varnish in VPS Servers
We provide Varnish with all Hepsia-equipped VPS hosting plans, so if you get a server with this hosting Control Panel, you’ll be able to make use of the content caching platform at no extra fee. The Varnish platform can utilize different amounts of memory for content caching purposes depending on the specific setup that you have picked during the registration process, but at any rate, this amount will not be less than several hundred megabytes. This is more than enough to boost the work of a number of resource-intensive sites, so the better website load speeds and the decreased server load will be noticeable. The effect may not be visible instantly, as the Varnish platform will require some time to cache the site content that visitors request, but soon after you activate it, you’ll perceive its full capacity. This caching platform will permit you to use a lower-end VPS server and to pay less cash to get the very same performance you’d get with a higher-end virtual machine without Varnish.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
All dedicated web hosting plans that are ordered with the in-house developed Hepsia web hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed software platforms that you will get with the machine. The Varnish content caching platform can be set up and administered with no effort through the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with graphical interface and, with no more than one click, you can browse an elaborate system log, create or restart an instance, clear the cached files associated with any site and much more. Soon after you activate the Varnish platform for a given domain or sub-domain, it will begin caching the webpages requested by the website visitors and as soon as it has cached enough web content, you’ll witness a considerably better site performance as well as a lowered load. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at 3 GB, you’ll be able to use the software platform for load balancing purposes even if you host a huge number of websites on the server.