Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web application accelerator tool that can boost the loading speed of a site by up to 1000%, based 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 in case the visitor opens it again. In this way, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will open significantly faster, since Varnish can deliver content many times faster than any web server software. The end result will be a much faster loading website, which means an improved browsing experience. If any of the cached webpages is updated on the live website, the data that Varnish keeps in its system memory is updated as well, so the users will not end up seeing old information.
Varnish in Shared Hosting
Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each and every shared plan and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your web hosting account through the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the websites that you want to use Varnish for and the second one, which comes in increments of 32 MB, pertains to the maximum amount of content that the content caching platform can store at any given moment. Hepsia’s user-friendly interface will enable you to disable or to reboot any instance, to check exhaustive logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For optimal results, you can employ a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your website will open significantly faster, which means more happy site visitors and prospective clients.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated plans offered by us will allow you to use Varnish once your new semi-dedicated account has been activated, since the data caching platform is offered by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the second your account is enabled, so you can use this workload distribution software once your site has been published on the Internet. If you’re in need of more memory, you can get 32 megabytes at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated machine right away. You can also increase the number of the sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly tied to the amount of system memory that you use, which means that you’ll have more freedom. The platform will significantly reduce the load produced by your sites, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-opening pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish caching platform without any effort via your Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access controls. You will be able to start/remove any of the instances that you’ve got, to clear the cached data associated with any of your Internet sites or to view system logs.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can take advantage of Varnish with all our VPS server packages at no additional charge, as the content caching platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The sole condition is that the virtual machine must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you will be able to set up Varnish for any of your websites with just a few clicks of the mouse. Each VPS package offers a different amount of system memory for caching purposes, but you’ll have minimum several hundred megabytes, which is quite enough even for several resource-requiring sites. Soon after you enable Varnish, it will begin caching the content that your website visitors browse, so you will notice the tremendously faster site load speeds and the lowered load on the VPS server very soon. Varnish will allow you to use a less costly server, since you won’t require that many resources to ensure the correct operation of your Internet sites even if you have larger websites with a lot of visitors. Optimal results are achieved if the Internet sites which use Varnish also use a dedicated IP address.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
If you want a powerful hosting solution and you order any of the dedicated web hosting plans offered by our company, you’ll be able to use the Varnish caching platform to enhance the performance of your sites at no additional cost as long as the dedicated server is ordered with our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its easy-to-work-with interface will permit you to keep an eye on platform processes, to delete the cached files or to restart any instance with a click. The minimal amount of system memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache content is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough for a vast collection of heavy Internet sites, so your dedicated server will be able to handle a tremendous load while your site visitors are having a seamless browsing experience. As your dedicated server will come with a number of dedicated IPs, you’ll be able to make use of Varnish’s full potential.