Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web accelerator tool that can improve the load speed of a website by up to 1000%, 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 when the visitor opens it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will load significantly faster, since Varnish can deliver data many times faster than any server software. The result will be a substantially faster loading site, which leads to an immensely improved website browsing experience. In case any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual site, the information that Varnish keeps in its memory is updated too, so the users will never see out-of-date data.
Varnish in Cloud Hosting
In case you host your sites in a cloud hosting account with our company, you will be able to activate Varnish with a couple of mouse clicks through your hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform comes as an upgrade with all our hosting packages and you can choose the number of the websites that will use it and the total storage space that will be available for the cached data. The two features that can be upgraded in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the number of instances and the amount of memory and they’re not directly linked to each other, so you can decide whether you want plenty of memory for a single large-scale website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of Varnish in case the sites use a dedicated IP address. With the Control Panel, you can quickly start/restart/cancel an instance, delete the cached data independently for each website that employs Varnish or view an exhaustive system log file.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Varnish platform is included in the basic set of services that you’ll receive when you choose to host your Internet sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can configure it for any of your Internet sites through our avant-garde Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default amount of system memory that Varnish can use to cache content is 64 megabytes, but in case 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, i.e. the number of the Internet sites that can use this caching platform at the same time. Since these two features aren’t linked to each other, you can use several instances with the default amount of memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for one single website. The Varnish platform performs best if you set a dedicated IP address for the sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will offer you a simple means of restarting any instance. On top of that, you will be able to delete the cached files with only one click.
Varnish in VPS Web Hosting
You can use the load balancing capabilities of Varnish with any of our VPS web hosting when you choose Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel. The Varnish content caching platform is available by default and the memory that it will be able to utilize to cache the content of your websites is dependent on the given VPS plan that you have chosen, but even with the lower-end packages, you will have no less than several hundred MB of memory at your disposal only for content caching purposes. This amount is sufficient enough to optimize the work of numerous Internet sites. It will take some time for you to detect the effects, since Varnish caches the content that site visitors access, but after that you’ll notice the significantly less load on your VPS and the enhanced website load speed. The Varnish platform will permit you to use a less powerful VPS package for websites which would usually require a more expensive web hosting service.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting
All Linux dedicated servers hosting that are ordered with the custom-developed Hepsia web hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed platforms that you’ll get with the machine. The Varnish platform can be set up and administered effortlessly via Hepsia’s easy-to-work-with graphical interface and, with no more than one single mouse click, you can view an exhaustive log, add or restart an instance, delete the cached files for any website and much, much more. Soon after you configure the Varnish platform for a certain domain or subdomain, it will begin caching the webpages opened by the visitors and once it has cached enough web content, you’ll witness a tremendously better site performance plus a reduced load on your dedicated server. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at 3 GB, you’ll be able to use the platform for workload distribution purposes even if you host an enormous number of sites on the dedicated server.