Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web application accelerator that can increase the speed of a website by up to one thousand percent, based on its content. 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 if the visitor opens it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will open significantly faster, as Varnish can serve content many times faster than any server software. The result will be a much faster loading site, which leads to an improved website browsing experience. If any of the cached webpages is updated on the actual Internet site, the info that Varnish caches in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the users will not end up seeing outdated information.
Varnish in Website Hosting
In case you host your sites under a website hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to activate Varnish with a couple of mouse clicks from your Control Panel. The data caching platform is offered as an upgrade with all our shared web hosting packages and you can choose how many websites will use it and the maximum storage space that will be available 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 decide if you need lots of memory for a single large-size site or less memory for several smaller ones. You can take advantage of the full potential of the Varnish caching platform if the sites use a dedicated IP address. With the Control Panel, you can easily start/reboot/shut down an instance, clear the cached content independently for each site that uses Varnish or see a detailed system log file.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our semi-dedicated servers include Varnish by default, so you can use the web app accelerator tool and increase the load speed of any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You will get 64 MB of memory particularly for the Varnish accelerator at no additional cost and you can activate an instance with no more than a few mouse clicks through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated plans. If you need more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be available to you right away. You can also order more instances as an upgrade, so you can decide if lots of data will be cached for one website or whether the memory will be used by multiple Internet sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will enable you to restart or to disable any instance, to see the system log associated with it or to delete the cached content using single-click buttons. To get the most out of the Varnish accelerator, you can set a dedicated IP for the Internet sites which will use it.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can take advantage of Varnish with all our VPS server packages at no extra charge, as the caching platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The sole prerequisite is that the virtual server must come with the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you will be able to set up Varnish for any of your Internet sites with just a few clicks of the mouse. Each VPS plan comes with a different amount of system memory for data caching purposes, but you will get no less than several hundred megabytes, which is quite sufficient even for several traffic-hungry websites. Shortly after you set up Varnish, it’ll start caching the content that your website visitors browse, so you will notice the substantially better webpage load speeds and the lowered load on the machine in no time. The Varnish caching platform will permit you to use a less pricey virtual machine, as you will not need that many resources to sustain the correct operation of your Internet sites even if you manage large-size sites with lots of visitors. Best results are achieved if the websites that use the Varnish platform also use a dedicated IP.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
You can employ Varnish to improve the loading speed of any website that’s hosted on a dedicated server with our company if the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed on the machine. Not only will you get the caching platform ready to be used at no additional charge, but you will also exert total control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s intuitive GUI. It will take just a click to start or discontinue an instance or to delete the cached data for any Internet site that’s using Varnish and in case you are more practiced, you can also view the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than three gigabytes of memory for website content caching purposes, so even in case you run numerous sites on your machine and they all use the platform, the difference in their performance will be apparent. You’ll only need to wait for a little while until Varnish caches whatever content the website visitors browse on their end. The Varnish platform works best if the sites use a dedicated IP address, but owing to the fact that our dedicated servers include three charge-free IP addresses, you’ll have all that you need.