Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a website accelerator tool that can accelerate the loading speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, depending on its content. Whenever a visitor opens any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if the visitor opens it again. Thus, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will open substantially faster, since the Varnish platform can serve data many times faster than any server software. The result is a substantially faster loading page, which means an immensely improved browsing experience. In case any of the cached web pages is updated on the live site, the info that Varnish keeps in its memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the visitors will not see out-of-date data.
Varnish in Cloud Hosting
We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each Linux cloud plan and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your web hosting account via the Upgrades section in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There are two separate things that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one pertains to the number of the sites that you wish to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 32 megabytes, refers to the total amount of data that the data caching platform can cache at any given moment. Hepsia’s time and effort saving graphical interface will permit you to remove or to restart any instance, to check exhaustive system logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For maximum results, you can employ a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your site will open significantly faster, meaning more satisfied site users and prospective customers.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
Varnish is included by default with all Linux semi-dedicated servers that we’re offering and you can use it for workload balancing purposes. It is available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The 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 semi-dedicated account. If you’re in need of more than that, you can increase the memory allocation. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 MB in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The very same section will enable you to add more instances as well, in case you’d like to use Varnish with more Internet sites. The two upgrades can be added independently – you can cache the content of one large website or use a number of sites with the default memory. You can get the most out of the Varnish platform in case you use a dedicated IP and you can order one with your semi-dedicated plan as well. The Hepsia Control Panel 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 log or to reboot an instance.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can take full advantage of the workload balancing capabilities of Varnish with all our Linux VPS servers when you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The Varnish platform is available by default and the amount of memory that it will be able to use to cache the content of your websites depends upon the particular VPS package that you’ve picked, but even with the lower-end plans, you will have at least several hundred megabytes of memory at your disposal exclusively for data caching purposes. This amount is sufficient enough to optimize the overall performance of multiple websites. It’ll take some time for you to observe the results, since the Varnish platform caches the content that site visitors request, but soon after that you’ll notice the substantially decreased load on the virtual server and the accelerated Internet site load speed. The Varnish platform will permit you to make use of a lower-end Virtual Private Server plan for Internet sites that would normally need a more costly hosting service.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
You can employ Varnish in order to optimize the speed of any site that’s hosted on a dedicated server from us if the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed on the machine. Not only will you get the platform ready to be used at no extra fee, but you’ll also have complete control over it through Hepsia’s intuitive graphical interface. It’ll take only one mouse click to start or delete an instance or to delete the cached content for any site that is using the Varnish platform and in case you’re more advanced, you can also view the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 gigabytes of virtual memory for site content caching purposes, so even if you run plenty of Internet sites on your server and they all use the Varnish caching platform, the difference in their performance will be apparent. You’ll only have to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever pages the site visitors browse on their end. The platform works best if the sites use a dedicated IP, but considering the fact that our servers include 3 cost-free IPs, you will have all that you need.