Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web accelerator tool that can improve the speed of a website by up to one thousand percent, depending on the content itself. Each time a visitor opens any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor loads it again. Thus, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will load much faster, since the Varnish platform can deliver content many times faster than any server software. The result will be a considerably faster loading page, which leads to an enormously improved website browsing experience. When any of the cached pages is updated on the actual website, the info that Varnish saves in its memory is updated too, so the site visitors will not see old data.
Varnish in Shared Hosting
Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with all our shared hosting. You can add it to your website hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel, which is available with all shared web hosting plans and you’ll get a pretty user-friendly graphical interface, which will give you complete control over the data caching system. Using one-click quick-access controls, you can restart or stop any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer be activated for a specific Internet site. You can also check a comprehensive system log or delete the cache associated with any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your shared web hosting package, you will be able to choose the maximum amount of memory that will be available to you for caching purposes and how many websites will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for optimum performance, you can get a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to get the most out of your websites and to have a lot of happy site visitors.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated servers that we offer will allow you to use Varnish as soon as your brand-new semi-dedicated server account is active, as the data caching platform comes by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the second your account is activated, so you can take advantage of this load balancing software as soon as your website has been launched. If you’re in need of more memory, you can order 32 megabytes at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated server immediately. You can also increase the number of the sites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly tied to the amount of memory that you use, which means that you will have more freedom. The caching platform will noticeably lower the load on the semi-dedicated server generated by your sites, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-opening web pages. You’ll be able to manage the Varnish platform without efforts from the Control Panel using quick-access controls. You will be able to start/deactivate any of the instances that you have, to delete the cached content associated with any of your sites or to view system logs.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can use the load balancing potential of Varnish with each of our VPS servers when you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The Varnish data caching platform comes by default and the memory that it’ll be able to use to cache the content of your sites is dependent on the specific plan that you’ve picked, but even with the less powerful packages, you’ll have no less than several hundred megabytes of system memory at your disposal exclusively for content caching purposes. This amount is sufficient to boost the performance of multiple websites. It will take a little time for you to detect the results, since the Varnish platform caches the content that visitors browse, but after that you will notice the significantly less load on your VPS and the improved site loading speed. The Varnish platform will allow you to make use of a lower-end plan for websites which would normally need a more pricey web hosting solution.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll acquire the Varnish data caching platform at no additional fee and you’ll have complete control over it via a quite intuitive GUI – you will be able to start, to delete or to restart an instance, to check an exhaustive system log, to clear the cached content associated with any Internet site and much more. The Varnish platform will have several GB of system memory at its disposal, so even if you’ve got traffic-hungry sites with many visitors, you’ll notice the much better website load times and the decreased load. This will become a fact shortly after you start using the Varnish platform, since it will need some time to cache the web pages that users open. You can take full advantage of the platform’s capability if the websites that are using it use also a dedicated IP address, but due to the fact that your server comes with a couple of IP addresses by default, you will not need to pay anything on top of your monthly fee for the server itself.