Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web application accelerator that can increase the speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, depending on the content itself. Every time a visitor opens any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor loads 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, since Varnish can serve content many times faster than any web server software. The end result will be a significantly faster loading page, which leads to a much-improved visitor experience. In case any of the cached pages is updated on the live Internet site, the info that Varnish stores in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the site visitors will never end up seeing old content.
Varnish in Cloud Hosting
If you host your sites in a cloud hosting account with us, you will be able to add Varnish with several clicks through your hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform is available as an optional upgrade with all our shared web hosting plans and you can choose how many sites will use it and the maximum amount of system memory that will be used for the cached content. The two upgradeable features in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the number of instances and the amount of memory and they aren’t tied directly to each other, so you can decide whether you need lots of memory for a single large-sized site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can use the full potential of Varnish in case the sites use a dedicated IP address. With the hosting Control Panel, you can quickly start/reboot/discontinue an instance, delete the cached data independently for each site that employs the Varnish platform or see an elaborate log.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The semi-dedicated packages that we are offering will permit you to employ Varnish as soon as your new semi-dedicated server account has been created, since the content caching platform is available by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the moment your account is enabled, so you can use this load balancing software as soon as your website has been published on the Internet. If you are in need of more system memory, you can add 32 MB at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated machine in an instant. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly linked to the amount of memory that you use, which suggests that you will have more versatility. The Varnish platform will significantly decrease the load on the semi-dedicated machine that your websites produce, so your visitors can enjoy fast-loading web pages. You’ll be able to manage Varnish without any effort from your Hepsia Control Panel using fast-access controls. You will be able to start/cancel any of the instances that you’ve got, to clear the cached data associated with any of your Internet sites or to view system log files.
Varnish in VPS Web Hosting
We offer Varnish with all of the Hepsia-managed VPS web hosting, so in case you order a server with this Control Panel, you’ll be able to make use of the caching platform at no additional charge. The Varnish platform can use different amounts of memory for content caching purposes based on the very configuration that you have chosen on the order page, but nevertheless, this amount won’t be less than several hundred megabytes. This is quite enough to boost the overall performance of several resource-intensive sites, so the better web page browsing speeds and the lowered load will be perceivable. The effect may not be apparent momentarily, as Varnish will require a certain amount of time to cache the website content that users access, but soon after you enable it, you will perceive its full potential. This caching platform will permit you to use a lower-end Virtual Private Server and to give less money to get the exact same performance you’d get with a higher-end virtual machine without Varnish.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting
You can employ Varnish to accelerate any website that is hosted on a dedicated server with us if the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the content caching platform ready for use at no additional charge, but you’ll also have complete control over it through Hepsia’s simple-to-navigate GUI. It will take just one mouse click to start or stop an instance or to clear the cached data for any site that is using the Varnish platform and if you’re more practiced, you can also see the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with no less than three gigabytes of memory for data caching purposes, so even in case you run multiple websites on your server and they all use the platform, the difference in their overall performance will be perceivable. You will simply have to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever content the site visitors load on their end. The platform works best when the sites use a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that our dedicated servers include three free-of-charge IP addresses, you will have everything you need.