Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web app accelerator that can accelerate the load speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, depending on the content itself. Anytime a visitor opens 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. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will open substantially faster, as the Varnish caching platform can serve content many times faster than any server software. The result will be a substantially faster loading website, which means an improved visitor experience. When any of the cached web pages is updated on the live Internet site, the information that Varnish caches in its memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the site visitors won’t see old content.
Varnish in Hosting
In case you host your Internet sites under a hosting account with us, you will be able to add Varnish with a couple of clicks via your hosting Control Panel. The caching platform comes as an upgrade with all our web hosting packages and you can select how many websites will use it and the total storage space that will be available for the cached data. The two upgradeable features in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the amount of memory and the number of instances and they are not directly tied to each other, so you can choose if you need plenty of memory for one single large-size site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of Varnish if the websites use a dedicated IP address. Using the Control Panel, you can swiftly start/reboot/disable an instance, delete the cached files independently for each site that uses the Varnish platform or view an in-depth system log.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
Varnish is a feature, which comes as standard with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans offered by our company and you can use it for workload distribution purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The Varnish data caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can use it with any website that you host in the semi-dedicated account. If you’re in need of more than that, you can increase the system memory allocation. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 MB through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The exact same section will enable you to activate more instances as well, in case you’d like to use the Varnish caching platform with multiple sites. The two things can be added independently – you can cache the content of a single resource-absorbing Internet site or run several websites with the default memory. You can take full advantage of the Varnish platform in case you have a dedicated IP address and you can order one with your semi-dedicated package as well. Hepsia will give you full control over the platform and, with no more than one mouse click, you will be able to clear the cache, to see a system log file or to reboot an instance.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can use the workload balancing capabilities of Varnish with all our VPS servers when you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The Varnish caching platform is offered by default and the amount of memory that it’ll be able to utilize to cache your site content is dependent on the given VPS package that you have chosen, but even with the less powerful packages, you’ll have at least several hundred megabytes of system memory at your disposal exclusively for content caching purposes. This amount is sufficient enough to improve the overall performance of multiple Internet sites. It’ll take some time for you to distinguish the effects, as the Varnish platform caches the content that site visitors browse, but soon after that you’ll notice the substantially reduced load on the server and the accelerated Internet site loading speed. Varnish will allow you to make use of a less powerful VPS plan for Internet sites which would usually require a more costly web hosting solution.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
All Linux dedicated web hosting plans that are ordered with the custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you will get with the dedicated machine. The Varnish content caching platform can be configured and administered without efforts via the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-use interface and, with no more than one mouse click, you can check an in-depth system log, create or restart an instance, clear the cached data associated with any website and much more. Soon after you enable Varnish for a certain domain or sub-domain, it will begin caching the pages opened by the website visitors and once it has cached enough web content, you will perceive a substantially better site performance and a decreased load on your dedicated machine. With Varnish-dedicated system memory starting at 3 GB, you’ll be able to use the software platform for workload balancing purposes even if you run multiple websites on your server.