Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web accelerator that can boost the speed of a website by up to one thousand percent, depending 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 browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will load tremendously faster, as the Varnish platform can deliver data many times faster than any server software. The result is a substantially faster loading website, which leads to an enormously improved visitor experience. When any of the cached webpages is updated on the live website, the information that Varnish keeps in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the users will never see outdated info.
Varnish in Shared Website Hosting
Our company offers Varnish as an optional upgrade with each Linux shared website hosting service and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your account using the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the websites that you’d like to employ Varnish for and the second one, which is offered in increments of 32 megabytes, indicates the maximum amount of content that the platform can store at any given moment. Hepsia’s simple-to-work-with interface will permit you to stop or to restart any instance, to see comprehensive system logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just click of the mouse. For maximum results, you can use a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your website will open much faster, which means more pleased website users and prospective clients.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
Varnish comes by default with all semi-dedicated hosting service offered by us and you can use it for workload balancing purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The Varnish platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can use it with any Internet site that you host in the account. In case you need more, you can increase the memory quota. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 MB in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The exact same Upgrades section will enable you to create more instances as well, in case you wish to use the Varnish platform with multiple sites. The two upgrades can be ordered independently – you can cache the content of a single resource-intensive website or run several Internet sites with the default memory. You can take full advantage of the Varnish platform if you use a dedicated IP address and you can order one with your semi-dedicated server package as well. Hepsia will grant you total control over the platform and, with no more than a click, you will be able to clear the cache, to view a system log or to reboot an instance.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can take full advantage of the load balancing capabilities of Varnish with all our Linux VPS servers in case you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel. The Varnish content caching platform comes by default and the memory that it will be able to utilize to cache the content of your sites depends on the given plan that you’ve picked, but even with the less powerful packages, you will have no less than several hundred megabytes of system memory at your disposal exclusively for data caching purposes. This amount is sufficient enough to boost the overall performance of multiple websites. It will take some time for you to see the results, since Varnish caches the content that site visitors open, but soon thereafter you’ll notice the considerably lowered load on your VPS server and the improved site browsing speed. The Varnish caching platform will permit you to make use of a less powerful Virtual Private Server package for sites which would usually need a more costly hosting service.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll get the Varnish platform at no additional fee and you will exert full control over it via an extremely simple-to-navigate interface – you will be able to start, to delete or to restart an instance, to view a detailed log, to delete the cached content associated with any Internet site and much more. The Varnish platform will have several GB of memory at its disposal, so even if you own large-size websites with numerous visitors, you’ll notice the much faster website load speeds and the lowered load on your dedicated server. This will become a fact soon after you start using the Varnish platform, since it will need a certain amount of time to cache the web pages that people open. You can take full advantage of the platform’s potential if the sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP, but since your dedicated server includes a few IP addresses by default, you will not need to pay anything on top of your monthly fee for the server itself.