Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a website accelerator that can improve the loading speed of a site by up to one thousand percent, depending on its content. Whenever a visitor accesses any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if the visitor opens it again. Thus, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will open tremendously faster, since the Varnish caching platform can deliver data many times faster than any web server software. The end result will be a significantly faster loading site, which leads to an immensely improved website browsing experience. When any of the cached pages is updated on the actual website, the information that Varnish saves in its memory is updated too, so the visitors won’t see old content.
Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting
If you host your websites under a cloud website hosting account with us, you will be able to add Varnish with several clicks from your hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform comes as an upgrade with all our hosting packages and you can select the number of the websites that will use it and the total amount of system memory that will be used for the cached data. The two upgradeable features in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the number of instances and the amount of system memory and they are not linked directly to each other, so you can choose if you want a lot of memory for a single large-size site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of the Varnish caching platform if the websites use a dedicated IP. Using the Control Panel, you can effortlessly start/reboot/disable an instance, clear the cached contents individually for each site which employs the Varnish platform or check a detailed log file.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated plans that we are offering will allow you to employ Varnish once your brand new account is active, as the data caching platform comes by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the moment your account is activated, so you can make use of this load distribution software once you launch your website. If you’re in need of more system memory, you can add 32 megabytes at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated machine instantly. You can also increase the number of the sites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not linked directly to the amount of memory that you use, which goes to say that you’ll enjoy more versatility. The Varnish platform will substantially reduce the load on the server produced by your sites, so your visitors can enjoy fast-loading web pages. You will be able to manage Varnish with ease from the Control Panel using quick-access controls. You will be able to start/cancel any of the instances that you’ve got, to clear the cached content for any of your sites or to check system logs.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
All dedicated web hosting plans which are ordered with the in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you will get with the server. The Varnish content caching platform can be set up and administered without efforts via the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-work-with interface and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you can view a comprehensive log, add or reboot an instance, delete the cache for any website and much more. Soon after you configure the Varnish platform for a particular domain or sub-domain, it will start caching the webpages requested by your website visitors and as soon as it has cached enough web content, you will perceive a considerably faster website performance in addition to a lowered server load. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at 3 GB, you will be able to use the platform for workload distribution purposes even if you run numerous Internet sites on the dedicated server.