Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a website accelerator tool that can boost the loading speed of a site by up to 1000%, based on the content itself. Every 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 Varnish can serve content many times faster than any web server software. The end result is a substantially faster loading site, which leads to an improved browsing experience. When any of the cached pages is updated on the actual website, the information that Varnish stores in its system memory is updated too, so the website visitors will never see out-of-date info.
Varnish in Hosting
You can unleash Varnish’s full potential and boost the loading speed of your sites regardless of the hosting plan that you have chosen and you can activate and set up the data caching platform with a couple of clicks through the intuitive interface offered by our next-generation Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the procedure, you’ll be able to choose two separate things – how many websites will employ the Varnish caching platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much data will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 MB and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can order more instances with less memory and the other way around. If you have a lot of content on a specific site and you gain lots of website visitors, more memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the Varnish caching platform. Hepsia will offer you easy one-click controls for deleting or rebooting any instance, for deleting the cache associated with each website and for viewing detailed system logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Varnish is a feature, which is offered by default with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting offered by us 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 your semi-dedicated account. In case you’re in need of more than that, you can increase the system memory quota. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 MB in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The same section will allow you to activate more instances too, if you’d like to use the Varnish caching platform with more sites. The two upgrades can be added separately – you can cache the content of a single traffic-heavy site or run several different sites with the default memory allocation. You can take full advantage of the Varnish caching platform in case you have a dedicated IP address and you can get one with your semi-dedicated server plan as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you total control over the caching platform and, with no more than one click, you will be able to clear the cache, to view a system log or to restart an instance.
Varnish in VPS
You can use Varnish with any of our virtual private server packages at no extra cost, since the caching platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The only condition is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you’ll be able to set up Varnish for any of your Internet sites with just a few clicks. Each VPS package includes a different amount of memory for data caching purposes, but you’ll get minimum several hundred MB, which is enough even for several large-sized sites. Soon after you activate the Varnish platform, it’ll begin caching the content that your visitors request, so you’ll notice the considerably faster page loading times and the decreased load on the machine very soon. Varnish will allow you to use a less pricey server, since you won’t require that many resources to warrant the proper operation of your websites even if you manage resource-hungry sites with numerous visitors. Optimum results are accomplished if the sites which use the Varnish caching platform use also a dedicated IP.
Varnish in Dedicated Hosting
All Linux dedicated hosting which are ordered with the in-house developed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you will get with the server. The Varnish caching platform can be activated and managed with ease via Hepsia’s simple-to-use graphical interface and, with no more than one single mouse click, you can view an exhaustive log, add or restart an instance, clear the cached content for any site and much more. Soon after you set up the Varnish platform for a certain domain or subdomain, it will start caching the webpages accessed by your website visitors and once it has cached enough content, you’ll observe a substantially better website performance plus a lowered load on your dedicated server. With Varnish-dedicated system memory starting at three gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the software platform for workload balancing purposes even if you run an immense number of sites on the dedicated machine.