Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web accelerator that can increase the speed of a website by up to 1000%, depending on its content. Every 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 in case 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 considerably faster, since Varnish can deliver content many times faster than any server software. The end result is a significantly faster loading site, which means an improved browsing experience. In case any of the cached web pages is updated on the live Internet site, the content that Varnish saves in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the site visitors will not end up seeing old data.
Varnish in Shared Hosting
Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with all our Linux shared hosting service. You can add it to your hosting account via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared hosting packages and you will get an exceptionally user-friendly GUI, which will grant you full control over the content caching platform. Using 1-click quick-access buttons, you can reboot or cancel any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be activated for a particular website. You can also see an in-depth log or erase the cache for any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your hosting plan, you’ll be able to select the maximum amount of memory that will be available to you for caching purposes and how many sites will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes 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 sites and to have plenty of happy website users.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our Linux semi-dedicated servers come with Varnish by default, so you can make use of the website accelerator tool and boost the loading speed of any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You’ll get 64 MB of system memory exclusively for Varnish at no additional charge and you will be able to add an instance with no more than a couple of clicks via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated server packages. If you want more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be available to you immediately. You can also order more instances as an upgrade, so you can choose if a lot of data will be cached for a single website or whether the memory will be used by several sites. Hepsia will allow you to reboot or to delete any instance, to check the system log for it or to delete the cached data using one-click controls. To take full advantage of Varnish, you can get a dedicated IP for the sites that will use it.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can take full advantage of the load balancing potential of Varnish with any of our VPS servers in case you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The content caching platform comes by default and the system memory that it’ll be able to utilize to cache your website content depends on the particular Virtual Private Server package that you’ve chosen, but even with the lower-end packages, you’ll have no less than several hundred MB of memory at your disposal only for data caching purposes. This amount is sufficient enough to optimize the work of numerous websites. It’ll take a little time for you to detect the effects, as Varnish caches the content that website visitors open, but soon thereafter you’ll notice the substantially decreased load on the server and the enhanced website browsing speed. Varnish will allow you to make use of a lower-end VPS package for sites that would normally need a more high-priced web hosting service.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll get the Varnish content caching platform at no additional charge and you’ll have total control over it through a quite simple-to-navigate GUI – you’ll be able to start, to delete or to restart an instance, to see an in-depth log, to clear the cached files for any site and much, much more. Varnish will have several GB of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you manage heavy websites with many visitors, you’ll notice the substantially faster page load times and the decreased load on the machine. This will become a fact shortly after you start using Varnish, as it will need some time to cache the website content that people open. You can take full advantage of the platform’s capability in case the websites that are using it also use a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that your dedicated server includes a couple of IPs by default, you will not have to pay anything on top of the monthly fee for the machine itself.