Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web application accelerator tool that can improve the loading speed of a website by up to 1000%, depending on its content. Every 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 opens it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will load substantially faster, since Varnish can serve content many times faster than any web server software. The end result is a much faster loading website, which means a greatly improved website browsing experience. In case any of the cached web pages is updated on the live website, the info that Varnish stores in its memory is updated as well, so the visitors won’t see old info.
Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting
Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with all our cloud web hosting. You can add it to your web hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared packages and you’ll get a quite simple-to-use interface, which will give you complete control over the content caching platform. Using one-click quick-access controls, you can reboot or cancel any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be enabled for a certain Internet site. You can also check an elaborate system log file or clear the cache associated with any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your hosting package, you will be able to choose the maximum amount of memory that will be at your disposal for caching purposes and the number of the websites that will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for best performance, you can assign a dedicated IP address to the sites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to get the most out of your Internet sites and to have lots of satisfied visitors.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
Varnish is a feature, which is included by default with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans offered by our company and you can use it for workload distribution purposes. It is available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The Varnish caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can employ it with any website that you host in your semi-dedicated server account. In case you’re in need of more, you can increase the memory allocation. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 megabytes in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The exact same section will permit you to create more instances too, if you wish to use the Varnish platform with more Internet sites. The two things can be ordered independently – you can cache the content of a single large website or run several different sites with the default memory. You can take full advantage of the Varnish caching platform if you have a dedicated IP and you can get one with your semi-dedicated server plan as well. Hepsia will grant you total control over the caching platform and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you’ll be able to delete the cached contents, to check a log or to restart an instance.
Varnish in VPS Servers
We provide Varnish with all of the Hepsia-equipped VPS servers, so in case you obtain a server with this web hosting Control Panel, you will be able to take full advantage of the data caching platform at no extra cost. Varnish can utilize different amounts of memory for content caching purposes depending on the particular Virtual Private Server plan that you have picked during the order process, but in any case, this amount won’t be less than several hundred megabytes. This is quite enough to enhance the overall performance of several different resource-requiring websites, so the better page browsing speeds and the less load on the VPS will be perceptible. The result may not be apparent right away, since the Varnish platform will need some time to cache the site content that people access, but shortly after you enable it, you’ll witness its full potential. This caching platform will permit you to use a less powerful Virtual Private Server and to give less cash to get the very same performance you would get with a more powerful virtual machine without Varnish.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will get the Varnish platform at no additional cost and you’ll have complete control over it through a rather user-friendly GUI – you’ll be able to start, to remove or to restart an instance, to see a comprehensive system log, to delete the cached data associated with any Internet site and much more. The Varnish platform will have several gigabytes of system memory at its disposal, so even if you run traffic-heavy sites with a huge number of visitors, you will notice the much better site load speeds and the reduced load on the server. This will happen shortly after you start using Varnish, as it will require some time to cache the website content that users request. You can take full advantage of the platform’s capabilities if the websites that are using it also use a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that your server comes with several IPs by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of the monthly fee for the server itself.