Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web application accelerator that can accelerate the speed of a website by up to one thousand percent, based on the content itself. Anytime 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. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will load significantly faster, since Varnish can serve information many times faster than any server software. The end result will be a substantially faster loading website, which means a much-improved website browsing experience. When any of the cached web pages is updated on the live Internet site, the data that Varnish keeps in its memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the users will never end up seeing out-of-date info.
Varnish in Shared Hosting
Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with all our Linux shared hosting packages. You can add it to your hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with all shared web hosting packages and you’ll get a truly easy-to-work-with GUI, which will grant you complete control over the caching system. Using one-click fast-access buttons, you can reboot or deactivate any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer work for a particular website. You can also see an elaborate log file or clear the cache associated with any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your hosting package, you will be able to select the total amount of memory that will be at your disposal for data caching purposes and the number of the websites that will use Varnish. You can always add more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for best performance, you can get a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to take full advantage of your websites and to have many satisfied website visitors.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Varnish is a feature, which is included by default with all semi-dedicated packages that we are offering and you can use it for workload balancing purposes. It is available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can use it with any site that you host in your semi-dedicated account. If you’re in need of more, you can increase the system memory allowance. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 megabytes through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The exact same Upgrades section will enable you to enable more instances as well, in case you wish to use the Varnish platform with multiple Internet sites. The two things can be added separately – you can cache the content of one single traffic-heavy site or run several websites with the default memory allocation. You can take full advantage of Varnish in case you have a dedicated IP address and you can order one with your semi-dedicated package as well. Hepsia will give you complete control over the caching platform and, with no more than one single click, you’ll be able to clear the cache, to view a log or to restart an instance.
Varnish in VPS
The Varnish caching platform comes by default with all Linux VPS that we offer on the condition that the VPS server is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can boost the performance of your websites with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. The more powerful the package, the more memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a less powerful plan, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you own a handful of Internet sites, you’ll notice a noticeable decrease in the overall server load and a substantially faster page load speed. The Varnish caching platform will need to work for a while while the users navigate the site and once the website content has been cached, you’ll perceive the result. One of the advantages of employing Varnish is that a lower-end and less high-priced VPS plan will do the same job as a more expensive one without the platform, so not only will your Internet sites perform better, but you’ll also save some cash.
Varnish in Dedicated Hosting
All dedicated servers hosting packages that are ordered with the custom-built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed software platforms that you’ll get with the dedicated server. The Varnish caching platform can be activated and administered without efforts from the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with interface and, with no more than one single mouse click, you can view an in-depth system log, create or restart an instance, delete the cached files for any website and much more. Shortly after you set up Varnish for a given domain or subdomain, it will begin caching the pages opened by the website visitors and as soon as it has cached enough content, you will observe a tremendously faster site performance in addition to a decreased load on your dedicated server. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at 3 GB, you will be able to use the platform for load distribution purposes even if you run multiple sites on the dedicated machine.