Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a website accelerator that can increase the load speed of a website by up to 1000 percent, depending on its content. Each time a visitor opens any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor accesses it again. In this way, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will open much faster, since the Varnish caching platform can deliver data many times faster than any server software. The end result is a considerably faster loading site, which means an immensely improved visitor experience. When any of the cached webpages is updated on the live website, the data that Varnish caches in its memory is updated as well, so the visitors will never see out-of-date info.
Varnish in Cloud Hosting
If you host your websites under a cloud hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to activate Varnish with a couple of mouse clicks through your Control Panel. The content caching platform comes as an optional upgrade with all our hosting packages and you can choose how many sites will use it and the maximum storage space that will be used for the cached data. The two upgradeable features in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the amount of memory and the number of instances and they’re not directly linked to each other, so you can decide if you need a lot of memory for a single large site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of Varnish in case the websites use a dedicated IP address. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can quickly start/reboot/stop an instance, delete the cached data independently for each site that employs the Varnish platform or view an in-depth log file.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated hosting plans offered by us will permit you to employ Varnish once your brand new semi-dedicated account has been activated, since the 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 use this workload balancing software as soon as your site has been built. In case you’re in need of more system memory, you can add 32 megabytes at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated machine in an instant. You can also increase the number of the websites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly tied to the amount of system memory that you use, which suggests that you’ll enjoy more freedom. The platform will seriously lower the server load that your websites generate, so your visitors can enjoy fast-loading pages. You’ll be able to manage the Varnish caching platform without any effort through the Control Panel using fast-access controls. You will be able to start/terminate any of the instances that you’ve got, to clear the cache associated with any of your sites or to check system logs.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can take full advantage of the workload balancing potential of Varnish with all our VPS web hosting plans if you select Hepsia as your Control Panel. The Varnish platform is offered by default and the amount of system memory that it’ll be able to utilize to cache the content of your sites is dependent upon the particular VPS package that you have picked, but even with the less powerful plans, you will have at least several hundred megabytes of system memory at your disposal only for content caching purposes. This amount is sufficient to optimize the performance of multiple Internet sites. It will take a little time for you to distinguish the effects, as the Varnish platform caches the content that website visitors access, but soon thereafter you will notice the considerably reduced load on your virtual machine and the accelerated site browsing speed. The Varnish platform will allow you to use a less powerful VPS plan for websites which would usually require a more expensive hosting service.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll get the Varnish caching platform at no extra charge and you’ll exert full control over it via an incredibly intuitive GUI – you will be able to start, to remove or to reboot an instance, to check an elaborate system log, to delete the cached files associated with any website and much more. The Varnish caching platform will have several GB of system memory at its disposal, so even if you own busy websites with a large number of visitors, you will notice the considerably better web page load speeds and the decreased load on your dedicated machine. This will become a fact soon after you begin using the Varnish platform, as it will require some time to cache the web pages that people request. You can take full advantage of the platform’s capability if the Internet sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP, but considering the fact that your dedicated server comes with a couple of IPs by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of the monthly fee for the machine itself.