Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web application accelerator tool that can boost the load speed of a website by up to 1000 percent, based on the content itself. Anytime a visitor accesses 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. In this way, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will open substantially faster, as Varnish can serve content many times faster than any server software. The result is a much faster loading page, which means a much-improved visitor experience. When any of the cached pages is updated on the live site, the info that Varnish caches in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the site visitors will never see outdated info.
Varnish in Hosting
In case you host your websites in a hosting account with our company, you will be able to activate Varnish with several mouse clicks from your Control Panel. The caching platform is offered as an optional upgrade with all our web hosting plans and you can choose the number of the websites that will use it and the maximum amount of system memory that will be available for the cached data. The two features that can be upgraded in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the number of instances and the amount of memory and they’re not directly linked to each other, so you can decide if you need lots of memory for a single large website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can unleash the full potential of the Varnish platform if the websites use a dedicated IP address. With the hosting Control Panel, you can effortlessly start/restart/terminate an instance, clear the cached files independently for each website which employs the Varnish platform or view an in-depth system log.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
Varnish is a feature, which comes as standard with all semi-dedicated servers that we are offering and you can use it for workload balancing purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The data caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can use it with any Internet site that you host in your account. If you need more, you can increase the memory allocation. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 megabytes in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The same Upgrades section will enable you to enable more instances too, in case you wish to use Varnish with more Internet sites. The two things can be ordered independently – you can cache the content of a single large-sized website or use several different websites with the default memory allocation. You can take full advantage of the Varnish platform in case you use a dedicated IP and you can get one with your semi-dedicated package as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will grant you complete control over the caching platform and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you will be able to delete the cached contents, to check a log file or to reboot an instance.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can take advantage of Varnish with all our VPS server plans at no extra charge, since the platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The only precondition is that the virtual server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you will be able to set up Varnish for any of your Internet sites with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. Each package includes a different amount of memory for data caching purposes, but you will have no less than several hundred megabytes, which is quite sufficient even for multiple traffic-heavy websites. Soon after you set up the Varnish platform, it will begin caching the content that your website visitors browse, so you’ll notice the substantially faster web page load times and the decreased load on your Virtual Private Server in no time. The Varnish platform will permit you to use a less costly VPS server, since you will not require that many resources to sustain the uninterrupted operation of your websites even if you’ve got large-scale sites with many visitors. Best results are achieved if the websites which use the Varnish platform use also a dedicated IP address.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
All dedicated servers that are ordered with the custom Hepsia web hosting Control Panel feature Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed platforms that you’ll get with the server. The Varnish content caching platform can be set up and managed effortlessly through Hepsia’s easy-to-navigate graphical interface and, with no more than a click, you can check an in-depth log, add or reboot an instance, delete the cache associated with any site and much, much more. Soon after you configure Varnish for a given domain or sub-domain, it will start caching the webpages accessed by your site visitors and once it has cached enough content, you will witness a considerably faster website performance in addition to a lowered load. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at three gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the platform for workload balancing purposes even if you host an enormous number of sites on your dedicated machine.