Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web app accelerator tool that can improve the loading 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 if the visitor opens it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will load significantly faster, as the Varnish platform can serve data many times faster than any web server software. The end result will be a considerably faster loading website, which means an immensely improved website browsing experience. In case any of the cached pages is updated on the live site, the info that Varnish saves in its system memory is updated as well, so the site visitors won’t see outdated info.
Varnish in Shared Hosting
Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with all our Linux shared hosting
. You can add it to your account via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is available with all shared web hosting plans and you’ll get a truly easy-to-work-with interface, which will grant you complete control over the data caching platform. Using 1-click fast-access controls, you can reboot or remove any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer be enabled for a particular website. You can also check an elaborate log file or delete the cache for any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your web hosting plan, you’ll be able to choose the total amount of memory that will be at your disposal for data caching purposes and how many sites will use Varnish. You can always add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for optimal performance, you can allocate a dedicated IP to the sites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to take full advantage of your sites and to have numerous pleased website visitors.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Varnish content caching platform is an essential part of the standard service set that you’ll receive when you decide to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server
account. You can activate it for any of your sites through our next-generation Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache data is 64 MB, but if you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this memory from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the websites that can use this platform simultaneously. Since these two things are not bound to each other, you can use a couple of instances with the default amount of memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for a single site. The Varnish caching platform works best when you use a dedicated IP for the sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you a simple way of restarting any instance. What’s more, you’ll be able to delete the cached content with only a click.
Varnish in VPS Hosting
The Varnish content caching platform is included by default with all Linux VPS hosting services
that we offer as long as the Virtual Private Server is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can improve the work of your websites with only a couple of clicks. The more powerful the plan, the more memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a less powerful package, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you manage a number of Internet sites, you will notice an enormous decrease in the overall server load and a considerably faster webpage loading speed. The platform will have to work for a little while as the visitors navigate the site and as soon as the site content has been cached, you will perceive the effects. One of the upsides of employing Varnish is that a less powerful and less costly Virtual Private Server package will do the exact same job as a more high-priced one without the platform, so not only will your websites perform better, but you will also spare a certain amount of cash.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
All dedicated web hosting
that are ordered with the custom-developed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel feature Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you’ll get with the dedicated machine. The Varnish platform can be set up and administered without effort via Hepsia’s easy-to-navigate interface and, with no more than a click, you can browse an in-depth log, add or restart an instance, delete the cached files for any Internet site and much, much more. Shortly after you set up the Varnish platform for a particular domain or subdomain, it will start caching the webpages opened by your site visitors and as soon as it has cached enough web content, you’ll observe a significantly better website performance plus a decreased load on your dedicated machine. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at three gigabytes, you will be able to use the platform for workload balancing purposes even if you host an immense number of sites on the dedicated server.