Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web application accelerator tool that can accelerate the load speed of a website by up to 1000%, based on the content itself. Whenever 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 accesses it again. In this way, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will open significantly faster, as the Varnish platform can serve data many times faster than any web server software. The end result will be a substantially faster loading site, which means an immensely improved browsing experience. When any of the cached web pages is updated on the live website, the data that Varnish stores in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the visitors won’t end up seeing outdated content.
Varnish in Shared Web Hosting
If you host your sites under a shared web hosting account with us, you’ll be able to activate Varnish with several clicks through your hosting Control Panel. The caching platform is offered as an optional upgrade with all our plans and you can select how many websites will use it and the total 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 amount of memory and the number of instances and they’re not linked directly to each other, so you can decide if you want lots of memory for a single large-scale site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can use the full potential of the Varnish platform in case the sites use a dedicated IP address. With the hosting Control Panel, you can effortlessly start/restart/discontinue an instance, clear the cached content individually for each site which employs Varnish or view an elaborate log.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Varnish content caching platform is included in the basic set of services that you will receive when you choose to host your Internet sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can enable it for any of your websites via our next-generation Hepsia Control Panel. The default amount of memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache data is 64 MB, but if you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this amount of memory from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the sites that can use this caching platform simultaneously. As these two features aren’t linked to each other, you can use a few websites with the default amount of memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for a single website. Varnish performs best if you assign a dedicated IP to the websites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you an easy way of rebooting any instance. Furthermore, you will be able to clear the cached content with just one click.
Varnish in VPS Hosting
You can take full advantage of the workload balancing capabilities of Varnish with any of our Linux VPS hosting packages in case you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel. The Varnish caching platform is available by default and the system memory that it’ll be able to utilize to cache the content of your sites depends upon the particular plan that you have chosen, but even with the lower-end packages, you’ll have no less than several hundred megabytes of memory at your disposal exclusively for caching purposes. This amount is enough to optimize the work of multiple websites. It will take a little time for you to distinguish the effects, since Varnish caches the content that site visitors request, but shortly after that you’ll notice the substantially lowered load on the virtual server and the increased website load speed. Varnish will permit you to make use of a lower-end VPS package for sites that would typically need a more expensive hosting solution.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
All Linux dedicated servers hosting packages that are ordered with the custom-developed Hepsia web hosting Control Panel feature Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed software platforms that you will get with the dedicated server. The Varnish caching platform can be set up and administered with ease through Hepsia’s user-friendly interface and, with no more than one single click, you can check an elaborate system log, create or restart an instance, clear the cached files for any Internet site and much more. Shortly after you configure Varnish for a specific domain or subdomain, it will begin caching the web pages accessed by the website visitors and as soon as it has cached enough web content, you’ll observe a considerably better website performance plus a decreased server load. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you will be able to use the software platform for workload balancing purposes even if you run many websites on the dedicated server.