Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web app accelerator that can accelerate the loading speed of a site by up to one thousand percent, depending on its content. Anytime 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 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 considerably faster, as Varnish can deliver data many times faster than any web server software. The end result will be a much faster loading website, which means a much-improved website browsing experience. In case any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual site, the info that Varnish caches in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the website visitors will not end up seeing outdated information.
Varnish in Web Hosting
You can use Varnish’s potential and improve the speed of your sites regardless of the web hosting plan that you’ve picked and you can enable and configure the content caching platform with several mouse clicks via the easy-to-work-with graphical interface offered by our avant-garde Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be able to choose two different things – how many Internet sites will employ the Varnish platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can use more instances with less memory and the other way around. In case you have plenty of content on a certain website and you get plenty of website visitors, more system memory will give you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the Varnish platform. Hepsia will provide you with easy one-click buttons for disabling or restarting any instance, for clearing the cache associated with each Internet site and for viewing comprehensive system logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated servers that we are offering will allow you to use Varnish as soon as your new semi-dedicated account has been activated, as the content caching platform is offered by default. 64 MB of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the second your account is activated, so you can make use of this workload balancing software as soon as your website has been published on the Internet. In case you are in need of more system memory, you can add 32 MB at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated server right away. You can also increase the number of the sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly tied to the amount of system memory that you use, which goes to say that you will enjoy more freedom. The caching platform will noticeably decrease the server load that your websites generate, so your site visitors can enjoy fast-opening web pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish platform with no effort via the Control Panel using fast-access buttons. You will be able to start/deactivate any of the instances that you have, to delete the cache associated with any of your sites or to check system log files.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can take advantage of Varnish with any of our VPS server packages at no extra charge, as the platform is pre-installed and is included by default. The only precondition is that the virtual machine must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your Internet sites with only a couple of mouse clicks. Each VPS package comes with a different amount of system memory for caching purposes, but you will have no less than several hundred megabytes, which is sufficient even for multiple popular websites. Shortly after you activate Varnish, it’ll begin caching the content that your visitors request, so you will notice the substantially better Internet site loading speeds and the lowered load on the virtual machine very soon. Varnish will permit you to use a less high-priced VPS, since you will not need that much power to sustain the proper operation of your websites even if you own high-demand websites with plenty of visitors. Maximum results are accomplished if the Internet sites which use the Varnish caching platform also use a dedicated IP address.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
All dedicated servers which are ordered with the custom-developed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel feature Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed platforms that you will get with the machine. The Varnish data caching platform can be set up and administered without efforts through the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with GUI and, with no more than one click, you can check a detailed system log, add or restart an instance, clear the cached content associated with any Internet site and much, much more. Shortly after you configure Varnish for a particular domain or sub-domain, it will start caching the web pages browsed by your site visitors and as soon as it has cached enough web content, you will witness a significantly faster website performance and a lowered server load. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the platform for workload balancing purposes even if you run many sites on your dedicated machine.