Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web app accelerator tool that can accelerate the load speed of a website by up to one thousand percent, depending on the content itself. Every time a visitor accesses 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. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will open significantly faster, since Varnish can deliver data many times faster than any web server software. The result will be a much faster loading website, which leads to a much-improved browsing experience. When any of the cached web pages is updated on the live site, the content that Varnish stores in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the visitors won’t see out-of-date content.
Varnish in Hosting
In case you host your websites under a hosting account with our company, you will be able to add Varnish with a couple of clicks of the mouse via your hosting Control Panel. The platform is available as an optional upgrade with all our shared plans and you can select how many sites will use it and the total amount of system memory that will be available for the cached data. The two upgradeable features in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the amount of system memory and the number of instances and they are not tied directly to each other, so you can decide if you need lots of memory for one single large-sized site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can take advantage of the full potential of the Varnish platform in case the sites use a dedicated IP. With the Control Panel, you can quickly start/restart/discontinue an instance, clear the cached content independently for each website which employs Varnish or check an exhaustive log.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Varnish platform is part of the standard service set that you’ll receive if you choose to host your websites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can configure it for any of your sites through our innovative Hepsia Control Panel. The default memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache content is 64 megabytes, but in case you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this amount from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the websites that can use this platform at the same time. As these two things aren’t tied to each other, you can use a few Internet sites with the default amount of memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for one single site. The Varnish caching platform performs best when you get a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will give you an easy means of restarting any instance. Also, you’ll be able to clear the cached files with just one mouse click.
Varnish in VPS
You can take full advantage of the load balancing potential of Varnish with each of our VPS if you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel. The platform comes by default and the amount of memory that it will be able to use to cache the content of your websites depends upon the given plan that you have picked, but even with the less powerful packages, you will have at least several hundred MB of system memory at your disposal exclusively for caching purposes. This amount is enough to improve the performance of numerous sites. It will take a little time for you to notice the results, since the Varnish platform caches the content that site visitors request, but shortly after that you’ll notice the significantly lowered load on your virtual machine and the enhanced site loading speed. The Varnish platform will allow you to use a less powerful VPS package for Internet sites that would usually require a more pricey hosting service.
Varnish in Dedicated Hosting
You can employ Varnish in order to improve the loading speed of any website that is hosted on a dedicated server with our company when the Hepsia Control Panel is installed on the machine. Not only will you get the content caching platform ready to be used at no extra cost, but you’ll also have total control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-navigate interface. It will take just one single mouse click to start or cancel an instance or to delete the cached data associated with any site that is using Varnish and in case you’re more competent, you can also browse the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 gigabytes of virtual memory for web content caching purposes, so even if you host multiple websites on your dedicated server and they all use the platform, the improvement in their overall performance will be observable. You’ll just have to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever webpages the visitors access on their end. The Varnish platform performs best if the Internet sites use a dedicated IP, but considering the fact that our dedicated servers come with 3 free-of-charge IPs, you will have everything you need.