Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a website accelerator that can improve the load speed of a site by up to one thousand percent, based on the content itself. Each time a visitor opens any page on a site 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 web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will open tremendously faster, since Varnish can deliver data many times faster than any server software. The end result is a much faster loading website, which means a greatly improved visitor experience. In case any of the cached web pages is updated on the live site, the data that Varnish keeps in its memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the site visitors won’t see out-of-date data.
Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting
Our company offers Varnish as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux cloud website hosting and if you want to use it, you can add it to your shared web hosting account through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. There’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one pertains to the number of the Internet sites that you would like to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 32 MB, refers to the total amount of content that the platform can cache at any particular moment. The Hepsia Control Panel’s intuitive graphical interface will permit you to switch off or to reboot any instance, to check in-depth logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For optimal results, you can use a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will load considerably faster, which means more happy users and prospective clients.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our Linux semi-dedicated plans include Varnish by default, so you can take full advantage of the accelerator and enhance the speed of any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You’ll get 64 MB of system memory dedicated to the Varnish accelerator at no extra fee and you can add an instance with no more than a few clicks through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated plans. If you want more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 MB in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be available to you immediately. You can also add more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can decide if plenty of data will be cached for one site or if the memory will be utilized by multiple Internet sites. Hepsia will enable you to reboot or to terminate any instance, to check the system log file for it or to clear the cached content using one-click buttons. To get the most out of Varnish, you can get a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use it.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can use the workload balancing potential of Varnish with all our VPS hosting plans in case you select Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel. The Varnish data caching platform comes by default and the amount of system memory that it’ll be able to utilize to cache the content of your websites is dependent upon the specific VPS package that you have picked, but even with the less powerful plans, you will have no less than several hundred MB of system memory at your disposal solely for data caching purposes. This amount is sufficient enough to optimize the overall performance of numerous sites. It will take some time for you to observe the effects, since the Varnish platform caches the content that website visitors access, but shortly after that you’ll notice the substantially decreased load on the server and the accelerated site load speed. The Varnish caching platform will allow you to make use of a less powerful VPS package for sites that would typically need a more costly web hosting solution.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
All dedicated servers which are ordered with the custom-built Hepsia web hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed software platforms that you will get with the dedicated machine. The Varnish caching platform can be configured and managed effortlessly via Hepsia’s easy-to-navigate graphical interface and, with no more than one click, you can see an elaborate log, create or restart an instance, clear the cached data associated with any Internet site and much more. Soon after you activate the Varnish platform for a particular domain or sub-domain, it will begin caching the web pages browsed by your website visitors and as soon as it has cached enough content, you’ll witness a substantially faster website performance in addition to a reduced load on the machine. With Varnish-dedicated system memory starting at three gigabytes, you will be able to use the platform for workload distribution purposes even if you run lots of websites on the server.