Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web accelerator that can boost the load speed of a site by up to 1000%, depending on its content. Every time a visitor accesses any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server in case the visitor loads it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will open tremendously faster, as the Varnish caching platform can serve data many times faster than any web server software. The end result will be a significantly faster loading website, which leads to an enormously improved website browsing experience. If any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual Internet site, the content that Varnish keeps in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the site visitors won’t see outdated information.
Varnish in Shared Hosting
If you host your websites under a shared hosting account with our company, you will be able to activate Varnish with a couple of clicks through your hosting Control Panel. The content caching platform is offered as an optional upgrade with all our shared hosting plans and you can choose how many sites will use it and the maximum storage space that will be used for the cached content. The two upgradeable features in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the amount of system memory and the number of instances and they aren’t directly tied to each other, so you can choose whether you need lots of memory for one single large site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can make use of the full potential of Varnish if the sites use a dedicated IP. Using the Control Panel, you can effortlessly start/restart/delete an instance, delete the cached contents individually for each website that uses the Varnish platform or check a detailed system log.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Varnish caching platform is part of the default set of services that you will receive when you decide to host your Internet sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can activate it for any of your websites via our leading-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default amount of memory that Varnish can use to cache content is 64 megabytes, but in case you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this amount of memory from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the websites that can use this platform at the same time. Since these two things are not linked to each other, you can use a few websites with the default amount of memory or you can order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for one single web site. Varnish works best when you get a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will provide you with a simple way of rebooting any instance. What’s more, you’ll be able to clear the cached files with just one click.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can take full advantage of the workload balancing capabilities of Varnish with any of our Linux VPS web hosting service in case you select Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel. The Varnish data caching platform is available by default and the amount of system memory that it will be able to use to cache your site content depends upon the particular Virtual Private Server package that you have picked, but even with the less powerful packages, you’ll have at least several hundred MB of memory at your disposal only for caching purposes. This amount is sufficient to optimize the overall performance of numerous sites. It’ll take a little time for you to see the results, as the Varnish platform caches the content that visitors access, but shortly thereafter you will notice the considerably less load on your VPS server and the increased Internet site loading speed. The Varnish platform will allow you to make use of a lower-end VPS package for websites that would normally require a more pricey hosting service.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
All dedicated servers which are ordered with the tailor-made Hepsia web hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you will get with the machine. The Varnish caching platform can be set up and administered effortlessly via the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-use interface and, with no more than one single click of the mouse, you can check a detailed system log, add or restart an instance, clear the cache for any Internet site and much more. Shortly after you set up the Varnish platform for a specific domain or subdomain, it will start caching the webpages requested by the website visitors and once it has cached enough web content, you’ll observe a significantly better site performance as well as a lowered load on your dedicated server. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at three gigabytes, you will be able to use the software platform for load balancing purposes even if you host an enormous number of Internet sites on your dedicated machine.