Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web app accelerator tool that can improve the loading speed of a website by up to 1000 percent, based on the content itself. Anytime a visitor accesses 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 accesses it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will load much faster, since Varnish can deliver content many times faster than any server software. The result will be a considerably faster loading website, which means a greatly improved browsing experience. If any of the cached web pages is updated on the live site, the data that Varnish saves in its system memory is updated too, so the visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date information.
Varnish in Hosting
Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each Linux hosting and if you want to use it, you can add it to your shared hosting account using the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two separate things that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that you wish to use Varnish for and the second one, which is offered in increments of 32 megabytes, indicates the total amount of content that the content caching platform can cache at any given moment. The Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-use graphical interface will permit you to remove or to reboot any instance, to check detailed logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For optimum results, you can employ a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will load much faster, which means more pleased website users and potential customers.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Varnish platform is an essential part of the standard service set that you will obtain when you decide to host your websites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can configure it for any of your Internet sites via our advanced Hepsia Control Panel. The default amount of system memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache data is 64 megabytes, but if you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this memory from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the Internet sites that can use this platform simultaneously. As these two features aren’t tied to each other, you can use a couple of sites with the default memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for one single web site. The Varnish platform performs best when you allocate a dedicated IP to the sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you a simple way of restarting any instance. Also, you’ll be able to delete the cached files with just one mouse click.
Varnish in VPS Hosting
You can take advantage of Varnish with all our virtual private server plans at no additional fee, as the content caching platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The only precondition is that the virtual server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you’ll be able to activate Varnish for any of your Internet sites with just a few clicks. Each Virtual Private Server plan offers a different amount of system memory for content caching purposes, but you’ll get no less than several hundred MB, which is sufficient even for multiple resource-consuming websites. Shortly after you set up the Varnish platform, it’ll start caching the content that your website visitors open, so you’ll notice the significantly better webpage loading speeds and the less load on the virtual machine very soon. Varnish will allow you to use a less expensive server, as you will not require that much power to ensure the proper operation of your Internet sites even if you run resource-demanding websites with multiple visitors. Best results are achieved if the sites which use the Varnish caching platform also use a dedicated IP.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
You can use Varnish in order to boost the loading speed of any site that’s hosted on a dedicated server from our company when the Hepsia Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the platform ready to be used at no additional cost, but you will also have complete control over it through Hepsia’s simple-to-navigate interface. It’ll take just one click to start or delete an instance or to clear the cached data for any Internet site that’s using the Varnish platform and if you’re more practiced, you can also browse the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 gigabytes of system memory for web content caching purposes, so even in case you host plenty of sites on your server and they all use the Varnish caching platform, the improvement in their overall performance will be distinguishable. You’ll just need to wait for a little while until Varnish caches whatever content the visitors open on their end. The Varnish platform works best when the Internet sites use a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that our servers include three free-of-charge IPs, you will have all that you need.