Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web application accelerator tool that can improve the load speed of a website by up to 1000%, 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 in case the visitor accesses it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will open tremendously faster, as Varnish can serve data many times faster than any server software. The end result will be a significantly faster loading website, which leads to a greatly improved visitor experience. If any of the cached web pages is updated on the live site, the content that Varnish saves in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the website visitors won’t end up seeing old information.
Varnish in Shared Hosting
Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux shared hosting. You can add it to your hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared hosting plans and you’ll get an exceptionally easy-to-work-with graphical interface, which will grant you full control over the data caching system. Using 1-click fast-access controls, you can restart or cancel any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer work for a particular Internet site. You can also check a comprehensive log or delete the cache associated with any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your hosting package, you will be able to select the total amount of memory that will be available to you for content caching purposes and how many websites will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for best performance, you can set a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to get the most out of your Internet sites and to have plenty of happy visitors.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Linux semi-dedicated hosting service offered by us will permit you to employ Varnish once your new semi-dedicated account has been set up, since the data caching platform is available by default. 64 MB of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the second your account is activated, so you can take advantage of this workload distribution software as soon as your website has been launched online. In case you need more memory, you can get 32 MB at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated machine right away. You can also increase the number of the sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly linked to the amount of system memory that you use, which goes to say that you’ll enjoy more flexibility. The Varnish platform will enormously lower the server load produced by your sites, so your site visitors can enjoy fast-opening pages. You’ll be able to manage the Varnish platform without any effort from your Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access controls. You will be able to start/disable any of the instances that you have, to clear the cached content for any of your websites or to see system log files.
Varnish in VPS Servers
The Varnish content caching platform is included by default with all Linux VPS hosting service that we’re offering given that the machine is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can improve the work of your sites with just a few mouse clicks. The more powerful the package, the more memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a low-end plan, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you have several different websites, you will notice a significant decrease in the overall server load and a significantly better site load speed. The Varnish caching platform will have to work for a little while while the visitors browse the site and as soon as the website content has been cached, you’ll observe the results. One of the advantages of using Varnish is that a less powerful and less costly Virtual Private Server package will accomplish the very same job as a more costly one without the caching platform, so not only will your Internet sites work much better, but you will also save a certain amount of money.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
All Linux dedicated service that are ordered with the in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed software platforms that you’ll get with the dedicated machine. The Varnish content caching platform can be enabled and managed without any effort from the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with graphical interface and, with no more than one single click of the mouse, you can see an in-depth log, create or restart an instance, clear the cached data associated with any Internet site and much more. Soon after you enable Varnish for a specific domain or subdomain, it will begin caching the pages browsed by the website visitors and as soon as it has cached enough web content, you’ll observe a tremendously better website performance as well as a reduced load on the machine. With Varnish-dedicated system memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the platform for load balancing purposes even if you host multiple websites on the machine.