Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web accelerator that can increase the loading speed of a site by up to one thousand percent, based on the content itself. Each 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 in case the visitor loads it again. In this way, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will open much faster, since the Varnish caching platform can serve data many times faster than any server software. The end result is a considerably faster loading page, which leads to an enormously improved website browsing experience. In case any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual Internet site, the data that Varnish keeps in its system memory is updated too, so the users won’t end up seeing outdated data.
Varnish in Shared Hosting
Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each of our shared hosting plans
. You can add it to your website hosting account from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared plans and you will get a truly easy-to-use graphical interface, which will give you complete control over the data caching system. Using 1-click fast-access buttons, you can restart or turn off any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer work for a certain website. You can also check an elaborate log file or clear the cache for any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your shared web hosting plan, you will be able to choose the maximum amount of system memory that will be available to you for data caching purposes and the number of the sites that will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for best performance, you can assign a dedicated IP to the sites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to get the most out of your sites and to have lots of satisfied website visitors.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated plans
that we offer will permit you to employ Varnish once your brand new semi-dedicated account has been opened, as the content caching platform is available by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the moment your account is enabled, so you can use this load distribution software as soon as you launch your website. If you are in need of more memory, you can order 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated server momentarily. You can also increase the number of the websites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not linked directly to the amount of system memory that you use, which means that you will have more flexibility. The Varnish caching platform will greatly reduce the load on the server produced by your sites, so your visitors can enjoy fast-opening web pages. You’ll be able to manage Varnish without effort from the Control Panel using quick-access buttons. You will be able to start/shut down any of the instances that you have, to delete the cache associated with any of your Internet sites or to check system log files.
Varnish in VPS Servers
We offer Varnish with all of the Hepsia-managed VPS hosting plans
, so in case you order a VPS with this hosting Control Panel, you will be able to make use of the caching platform at no extra fee. The Varnish platform can use different amounts of system memory for caching purposes based on the particular server configuration that you’ve picked during the registration process, but at any rate, this amount will not be less than several hundred megabytes. This is more than enough to boost the performance of a handful of resource-heavy websites, so the faster website loading speeds and the decreased load on the machine will be perceptible. The effect may not be distinguishable immediately, since Varnish will require a certain amount of time to cache the content that visitors request, but shortly after you set it up, you’ll perceive its full capacity. This caching platform will allow you to use a less powerful server and to pay less money to get the very same performance you’d get with a higher-end virtual machine without Varnish.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
All dedicated web hosting plans
which are ordered with the in-house developed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed platforms that you’ll get with the dedicated server. The Varnish data caching platform can be enabled and administered with ease via the Hepsia Control Panel’s time and effort saving graphical interface and, with no more than one single click, you can browse a detailed system log, create or reboot an instance, delete the cached files for any website and much more. Shortly after you enable Varnish for a particular domain or subdomain, it will begin caching the web pages accessed by your site visitors and once it has cached enough content, you will witness a significantly faster website performance and a lowered load. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at 3 GB, you will be able to use the platform for workload distribution purposes even if you host a large number of Internet sites on the machine.