Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web application accelerator that can increase the load speed of a site by up to 1000%, 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 in case the visitor opens it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will load considerably faster, as Varnish can deliver content many times faster than any web server software. The end result is a substantially faster loading site, which means an immensely improved website browsing experience. When any of the cached webpages is updated on the actual Internet site, the data that Varnish caches in its memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the website visitors won’t see old data.
Varnish in Website Hosting
You can make use of Varnish’s full potential and boost your sites’ load speed irrespective of the website hosting plan that you’ve chosen and you can enable and configure the platform with a couple of clicks of the mouse from the intuitive interface offered by our next-generation Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be able to choose two different things – how many websites will employ Varnish, i.e. the number of instances, and how much data will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can use more instances with less memory and vice versa. If you have lots of content on a given Internet site and you draw a lot of visitors, more system memory will guarantee you a better result. You may also consider using a dedicated IP for the websites that will use Varnish. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with easy one-click controls for switching off or restarting any instance, for deleting the cache for any website and for seeing in-depth logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Linux semi-dedicated hosting offered by us will permit you to use Varnish once your brand new semi-dedicated account has been set up, since the data caching platform is offered by default. 64 MB of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the moment your account is activated, so you can take advantage of this load distribution software as soon as your site has been launched online. In case you need more memory, you can order 32 MB at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated machine straight away. You can also increase the number of the sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not linked directly to the amount of system memory that you use, which means that you’ll enjoy more flexibility. The platform will immensely lower the server load caused by your websites, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-opening pages. You’ll be able to manage the Varnish platform without efforts through your Hepsia Control Panel using fast-access controls. You will be able to start/disable any of the instances that you have, to delete the cached files associated with any of your websites or to check system logs.
Varnish in VPS
The Varnish content caching platform comes by default with each of the Linux VPS that we offer given that the server is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can boost the overall performance of your sites with only a couple of mouse clicks. The more powerful the package, the more memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a lower-end plan, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you own several Internet sites, you will notice a considerable decrease in the server load and a substantially better webpage loading speed. The Varnish caching platform will have to work for a little while while the users navigate the web pages and once the content has been cached, you will notice the effect. One of the pros of employing Varnish is that a lower-end and less expensive Virtual Private Server package will do the same job as a more pricey one without the caching platform, so not only will your Internet sites perform better, but you’ll also spare some cash.
Varnish in Dedicated Hosting
All Linux dedicated hosting which are ordered with the custom-built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you’ll get with the dedicated machine. The Varnish data caching platform can be set up and administered effortlessly from the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-use graphical interface and, with no more than one mouse click, you can view an elaborate log, create or reboot an instance, clear the cached data associated with any site and much more. Soon after you enable Varnish for a given domain or subdomain, it will start caching the web pages browsed by your visitors and once it has cached enough web content, you’ll perceive a substantially faster site performance plus a reduced load on the server. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at 3 GB, you will be able to use the platform for load balancing purposes even if you run an immense number of sites on your dedicated server.