Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web accelerator tool that can boost the loading speed of a website by up to 1000%, depending on its content. Each time a visitor opens 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 browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will load much faster, since the Varnish platform can deliver information many times faster than any server software. The result will be a substantially faster loading website, which leads to an improved visitor experience. If any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual website, the info that Varnish caches in its system memory is updated too, so the website visitors will not end up seeing old content.
Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting
In case you host your sites in a cloud website hosting account with our company, you will be able to activate Varnish with a couple of mouse clicks through your Control Panel. The content caching platform is available as an upgrade with all our plans and you can select the number of the sites that will use it and the total amount of system memory that will be used for the cached content. The two features that can be upgraded in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the amount of memory and the number of instances and they aren’t linked directly to each other, so you can decide whether you need plenty of memory for a single large site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of the Varnish platform in case the sites use a dedicated IP address. With the Control Panel, you can swiftly start/restart/deactivate an instance, clear the cached data individually for each site which uses the Varnish platform or view an elaborate system log file.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Varnish is offered by default with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer and you can use it for workload distribution purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can employ it with any website that you host in the semi-dedicated account. In case you’re in need of more, you can increase the memory quota. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 megabytes in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The very same Upgrades section will allow you to activate more instances as well, if you’d like to use the Varnish caching platform with multiple Internet sites. The two upgrades can be ordered separately – you can cache the content of one busy site or use several different Internet sites with the default memory. You can take full advantage of the Varnish caching platform in case you use a dedicated IP address and you can order one with your semi-dedicated package as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you complete control over the caching platform and, with no more than one mouse click, you will be able to delete the cached data, to see a log file or to restart an instance.
Varnish in VPS
You can take advantage of Varnish with all our virtual private server packages at no additional cost, as the platform is pre-installed and is included by default. The one and only condition is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you will be able to set up Varnish for any of your websites with only a few clicks. Each plan includes a different amount of memory for data caching purposes, but you’ll have no less than several hundred MB, which is quite sufficient even for several resource-demanding sites. Soon after you activate Varnish, it will begin caching the content that your visitors access, so you will notice the substantially faster website loading speeds and the decreased load on the server in no time. The Varnish platform will allow you to use a less costly Virtual Private Server, since you will not need that many resources to warrant the uninterrupted operation of your sites even if you own large websites with multiple visitors. Optimal results are accomplished if the Internet sites which use the Varnish platform use also a dedicated IP.
Varnish in Dedicated Hosting
In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will acquire the Varnish platform at no extra charge and you will have total control over it via a very easy-to-navigate GUI – you will be able to start, to discontinue or to reboot an instance, to view a detailed log, to clear the cached data for any site and much, much more. The Varnish platform will have several gigabytes of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you manage large-scale Internet sites with multiple visitors, you’ll notice the tremendously better website loading speeds and the reduced load. This will happen shortly after you start using the Varnish platform, as it will need a certain amount of time to cache the site content that people browse. You can take full advantage of the platform’s capacity in case the Internet sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP address, but since your server includes several IPs by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of your monthly charge for the machine itself.