Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a website accelerator tool that can increase the speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, based on its content. Anytime 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. Thus, 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 serve information many times faster than any web server software. The end result will be a considerably faster loading site, which means an enormously improved browsing experience. If any of the cached webpages is updated on the live site, the info that Varnish caches in its memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the site visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date data.
Varnish in Cloud Hosting
Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with all our cloud hosting. You can add it to your web hosting account from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is available with all shared packages and you’ll get a quite intuitive GUI, which will grant you full control over the content caching platform. Using 1-click fast-access controls, you can reboot or remove any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer work for a certain website. You can also check an exhaustive system log or erase the cache associated with any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your web hosting package, you’ll be able to select the total amount of memory that will be at your disposal for data caching purposes and how many websites will use Varnish. You can always add more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for best performance, you can allocate a dedicated IP to the websites that will use Varnish. This will permit you to get the most out of your sites and to have numerous gratified site visitors.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
Varnish is a feature, which is included by default with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans that we’re offering and you can use it for load 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 site that you host in your semi-dedicated server account. In case you need more than that, you can increase the memory allocation. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 MB through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The very same section will enable you to enable more instances as well, if you want to use the Varnish platform with multiple websites. The two things can be added independently – you can cache the content of one traffic-heavy Internet site or run a number of Internet sites with the default memory quota. You can get the most out of Varnish in case you use a dedicated IP address and you can get one with your semi-dedicated package as well. Hepsia will give you complete control over the caching platform and, with no more than a click, you’ll be able to clear the cached files, to see a system log or to restart an instance.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can take full advantage of the load balancing capabilities of Varnish with any of our VPS servers in case you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel. The platform is available by default and the system memory that it will be able to utilize to cache your site content is dependent upon the specific Virtual Private Server plan that you’ve chosen, but even with the lower-end packages, you will have at least several hundred megabytes of memory at your disposal solely for caching purposes. This amount is enough to optimize the performance of numerous websites. It will take some time for you to see the effects, as the Varnish platform caches the content that visitors request, but shortly thereafter you will notice the substantially less load on your VPS server and the enhanced Internet site load speed. The Varnish platform will allow you to use a lower-end Virtual Private Server plan for Internet sites which would usually need a more expensive web hosting solution.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
When you want a powerful hosting solution and you obtain one of the dedicated web hosting plans that we are offering, you will be able to use Varnish to improve the overall performance of your Internet sites at no extra charge on the condition that the dedicated machine is ordered with our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel. Its user-friendly interface will permit you to keep an eye on platform processes, to delete the cached files or to restart any instance with one single click of the mouse. The minimum amount of system memory that the caching platform can use to cache website content is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough for a vast number of high-demand websites, so your server will be able to deal with a substantial system load while your site visitors are having a smooth web browsing experience. Since your server will come with a number of dedicated IPs, you will be able to use Varnish’s maximum capacity.