Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web accelerator tool that can accelerate the speed of a site by up to 1000%, 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. In this way, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will load much faster, as the Varnish caching platform can serve information many times faster than any server software. The end result is a much faster loading website, which leads to an enormously improved browsing experience. When any of the cached pages is updated on the live site, the information that Varnish keeps in its memory is updated as well, so the users will not see old info.
Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting
If you host your sites under a cloud website hosting account with us, you’ll be able to add Varnish with a couple of clicks of the mouse from your hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform comes as an upgrade with all our shared web hosting packages and you can choose how many websites will use it and the total amount of system memory that will be used for the cached content. The two features that can be upgraded in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the amount of memory and the number of instances and they’re not linked directly to each other, so you can choose if you need a lot of memory for one large site or less memory for several smaller ones. You can unleash the full potential of Varnish in case the sites use a dedicated IP address. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can swiftly start/restart/remove an instance, clear the cached contents independently for each website that uses the Varnish platform or see an elaborate log file.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Varnish is a feature, which is included by default with all semi-dedicated hosting that we’re offering and you can use it for workload distribution purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can employ it with any website that you host in your semi-dedicated account. In case you are in need of more than that, you can increase the memory allowance. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 megabytes in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The very same section will allow you to activate more instances as well, if you would like to use Varnish with multiple websites. The two things can be ordered independently – you can cache the content of one single traffic-heavy site or use a number of websites with the default memory quota. You can take full advantage of the Varnish caching platform in case you’ve got a dedicated IP address and you can get one with your semi-dedicated plan as well. Hepsia will give you total control over the caching platform and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you’ll be able to clear the cache, to see a log or to restart an instance.
Varnish in VPS Web Hosting
You can use Varnish with any of our virtual private server plans at no extra cost, as the caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The one and only requirement is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your websites with only a couple of mouse clicks. Each Virtual Private Server package features a different amount of system memory for caching purposes, but you will have at least several hundred MB, which is enough even for multiple resource-consuming sites. Shortly after you activate Varnish, it’ll start caching the content that your visitors request, so you’ll notice the much better Internet site loading speeds and the less load very soon. The platform will allow you to use a less high-priced server, as you won’t need that much power to warrant the correct operation of your sites even if you manage busy sites with numerous visitors. Optimum results are accomplished if the sites which use the Varnish platform use also a dedicated IP address.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting
In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will get the Varnish content caching platform at no additional charge and you will exert complete control over it via an incredibly time and effort saving interface – you’ll be able to start, to cancel or to restart an instance, to see an in-depth system log, to delete the cache for any website and much more. The Varnish caching platform will have several gigabytes of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you’ve got busy Internet sites with an enormous number of visitors, you’ll notice the much better website load times and the reduced load on the server. This will become a fact soon after you start using Varnish, since it will require some time to cache the content that users request. You can get the most out of the platform’s capacity if the sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP address, but due to the fact that your dedicated server includes a few IPs by default, you will not have to pay anything on top of your monthly charge for the server itself.