Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a website accelerator tool that can boost the speed of a website by up to 1000 percent, depending on the content itself. Anytime a visitor accesses any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server in case the visitor opens it again. Thus, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will load substantially faster, since Varnish can deliver data many times faster than any web server software. The end result is a considerably faster loading website, which means a greatly improved browsing experience. If any of the cached pages is updated on the live website, the data that Varnish saves in its system memory is updated as well, so the visitors will not end up seeing outdated data.
Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting
In case you host your sites under a cloud web hosting account with our company, you will be able to activate Varnish with several clicks via your hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform is available as an upgrade with all our web hosting plans and you can select 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 Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the number of instances and the amount of system memory and they aren’t linked directly to each other, so you can decide whether you want plenty of memory for a single large website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of the Varnish caching platform in case the websites use a dedicated IP. With the hosting Control Panel, you can quickly start/restart/stop an instance, delete the cached data individually for each site that employs Varnish or view a detailed system log.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
Varnish is offered as standard with all semi-dedicated service that we are offering and you can use it for load distribution purposes. It is available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The content caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can use it with any Internet site that you host in the account. If you are in need of more, you can increase the system memory allowance. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 MB in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The same Upgrades section will permit you to add more instances as well, if you’d like to use the Varnish platform with more websites. The two upgrades can be ordered independently – you can cache the content of one single large Internet site or run several different websites with the default memory. You can get the most out of Varnish if you use a dedicated IP address and you can get one with your semi-dedicated package as well. Hepsia will grant you complete control over the caching platform and, with no more than one click, you’ll be able to delete the cache, to see a log or to reboot an instance.
Varnish in VPS Servers
We provide Varnish with all of the Hepsia-managed Linux VPS servers, so if you order a server with this Control Panel, you’ll be able to make use of the data caching platform at no extra fee. The Varnish platform can use different amounts of memory for content caching purposes depending on the very setup that you’ve chosen on the order form, but in any case, this amount will not be less than several hundred MB. This is quite enough to improve the performance of several large websites, so the better site browsing speeds and the decreased load on your VPS will be discernible. The result may not be detectable momentarily, since Varnish will require some time to cache the site content that people access, but soon after you enable it, you’ll feel its full capacity. This caching platform will permit you to use a less powerful Virtual Private Server and to give less money to get the exact same performance you’d get with a higher-end machine without Varnish.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
All dedicated servers that are ordered with the in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel feature Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed software platforms that you will get with the machine. The Varnish platform can be set up and administered with ease through the Hepsia Control Panel’s intuitive GUI and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you can check an in-depth log, add or reboot an instance, delete the cache for any site and much, much more. Soon after you set up Varnish for a given domain or subdomain, it will start caching the pages loaded by your visitors and once it has cached enough content, you will witness a considerably better site performance and a reduced server load. With Varnish-dedicated system memory starting at three gigabytes, you will be able to use the platform for workload distribution purposes even if you host an enormous number of websites on your dedicated machine.