Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web application accelerator that can improve the load speed of a website by up to 1000 percent, depending on the content itself. Whenever a visitor accesses any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if the visitor loads it again. Thus, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will load much faster, since the Varnish caching platform can deliver content many times faster than any web server software. The result will be a significantly faster loading website, which means a greatly improved visitor experience. If any of the cached webpages is updated on the actual Internet site, the content that Varnish caches in its system memory is updated too, so the users won’t end up seeing out-of-date content.
Varnish in Cloud Hosting
You can unleash Varnish’s potential and enhance the load speed of your sites regardless of the cloud hosting package that you’ve picked and you can add and configure the content caching platform with a couple of clicks via the simple-to-use GUI offered by our advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be able to select two different things – how many websites will employ the Varnish platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 MB and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can order more instances with less memory and vice versa. If you have lots of content on a specific website and you receive plenty of website visitors, more memory will give you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the Varnish caching platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with easy 1-click controls for cancelling or restarting any instance, for erasing the cache associated with any Internet site and for viewing detailed system logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Varnish is included by default with all Linux semi-dedicated packages that we offer and you can use it for workload balancing purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can use it with any site that you host in your semi-dedicated account. In case you’re in need of more, you can increase the memory quota. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 megabytes through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The exact same section will allow you to activate more instances too, in case you would like to use the Varnish caching platform with more sites. The two things can be ordered independently – you can cache the content of a single large-scale Internet site or run several sites with the default memory allowance. You can get the most out of the Varnish platform if you have a dedicated IP address and you can order one with your semi-dedicated server package as well. Hepsia will give you total control over the platform and, with no more than a click, you will be able to delete the cached files, to check a system log file or to restart an instance.
Varnish in VPS Web Hosting
We provide Varnish with all of the Hepsia-equipped Linux VPS web hosting packages, so if you buy a server with this hosting Control Panel, you’ll be able to use the caching platform at no extra charge. The Varnish platform can utilize different amounts of memory for caching purposes depending on the particular Virtual Private Server plan that you have picked on the order page, but at any rate, this amount won’t be less than several hundred MB. This is quite enough to optimize the performance of a handful of popular websites, so the faster page load speeds and the decreased load on your VPS server will be discernible. The effect may not be distinguishable instantly, as Varnish will need some time to cache the content that people access, but shortly after you activate it, you’ll observe its full potential. This caching platform will allow you to use a lower-end 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 Hosting
In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you will obtain the Varnish data caching platform at no extra fee and you’ll exert complete control over it via a very time and effort saving graphical interface – you’ll be able to start, to remove or to restart an instance, to see a detailed system log, to clear the cached files for any website and much, much more. The Varnish platform will have several GB of system memory at its disposal, so even if you’ve got resource-hungry sites with lots of visitors, you will notice the much better website load speeds and the reduced load. This will become a fact soon after you start using the Varnish platform, since it will need some time to cache the web pages that visitors open. You can take full advantage of the platform’s potential if the Internet sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that your server comes with a few IP addresses by default, you will not need to pay anything on top of the monthly fee for the machine itself.