Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a website accelerator tool that can increase the loading speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, depending on its content. Every time a visitor accesses any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server in case the visitor accesses it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will open significantly faster, as the Varnish platform can deliver information many times faster than any server software. The end result will be a considerably faster loading website, which leads to an immensely improved website browsing experience. When any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual website, the information that Varnish keeps in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the users won’t end up seeing outdated information.
Varnish in Cloud Hosting
You can use Varnish’s potential and increase the loading speed of your websites irrespective of the cloud hosting plan that you have selected and you can activate and configure the platform with a few clicks of the mouse using the simple-to-work-with interface offered by our leading-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be able to select two separate things – how many websites will use the Varnish caching platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 MB and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can use more instances with less memory and vice versa. If you have plenty of content on a certain website and you get a lot of site visitors, more memory will guarantee you a better result. You may also consider using a dedicated IP for the sites that will use Varnish. Hepsia will offer you easy 1-click buttons for cancelling or restarting any instance, for clearing the cache associated with each website and for seeing elaborate logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our semi-dedicated servers come with Varnish by default, so you can take full advantage of the web accelerator tool and improve the speed of any site that you host on our platform. You’ll get 64 MB of memory dedicated to the Varnish accelerator at no extra fee and you will be able to enable an instance with no more than a few clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated server plans. If you want more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 MB in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be available to you immediately. You can also order more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can choose if a lot of data will be cached for a single site or whether the available memory will be used by different sites. Hepsia will enable you to reboot or to discontinue any instance, to view the system log for it or to delete the cached content using 1-click buttons. To get the most out of the Varnish accelerator, you can assign a dedicated IP address to the websites that will employ it.
Varnish in VPS Servers
We offer Varnish with all of the Hepsia-equipped VPS servers, so in case you acquire a server with this Control Panel, you’ll be able to take full advantage of the caching platform at no extra fee. The Varnish platform can utilize different amounts of memory for data caching purposes depending on the very VPS plan that you have picked during the registration process, but at any rate, this amount won’t be less than several hundred MB. This is quite enough to improve the overall performance of several traffic-heavy sites, so the better website load speeds and the decreased server load will be perceptible. The result may not be obvious momentarily, since the Varnish platform will require some time to cache the website content that visitors browse, but shortly after you enable it, you’ll feel its full capacity. This platform will allow you to use a less powerful VPS server and to pay less money to get the same performance you’d get with a higher-end virtual machine without Varnish.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
All dedicated servers which are ordered with the in-house built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you will get with the server. The Varnish content caching platform can be configured and administered without efforts through Hepsia’s simple-to-navigate graphical interface and, with no more than a click, you can browse an in-depth system log, create or restart an instance, clear the cached files for any site and much more. Soon after you activate Varnish for a particular domain or sub-domain, it will start caching the pages loaded by the visitors and once it has cached enough content, you will witness a considerably better website performance in addition to a decreased server load. With Varnish-dedicated system memory starting at three gigabytes, you will be able to use the software platform for workload distribution purposes even if you host a vast number of sites on the dedicated server.