Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a website accelerator that can increase the load speed of a site by up to 1000%, depending on its content. Each time a visitor opens 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 server and the web page will load tremendously faster, as Varnish can serve content many times faster than any web server software. The result is a much faster loading website, which means an improved website browsing experience. If any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual Internet site, the data that Varnish keeps in its memory is updated as well, so the website visitors won’t see old info.
Varnish in Shared Web Hosting
You can make use of Varnish’s potential and enhance your websites’ load speed irrespective of the shared web hosting plan that you have chosen and you can activate and configure the platform with several clicks using the intuitive GUI offered by our next-gen Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you will be able to select two different things – how many websites will use the Varnish caching platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can order more instances and less memory and the other way around. In case you’ve got lots of content on a particular site and you win many website visitors, more system memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the Varnish caching platform. Hepsia will provide you with easy 1-click buttons for deactivating or restarting any instance, for clearing the cache associated with any website and for seeing exhaustive system logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting services come with Varnish by default, so you can make use of the web accelerator and accelerate the loading speed of any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You’ll get 64 megabytes of memory particularly for the Varnish accelerator at no extra fee and you will be able to enable an instance with no more than a few mouse clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated server plans. In case you need more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be available to you momentarily. You can also add more instances as an upgrade, so you can choose if lots of content will be cached for a single site or if the memory will be utilized by different Internet sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to restart or to terminate any instance, to see the system log file for it or to clear the cached content using one-click controls. To take full advantage of Varnish, you can set a dedicated IP for the websites which will use it.
Varnish in VPS Hosting
We offer Varnish with all of the Hepsia-managed VPS hosting, so if you buy a VPS with this web hosting Control Panel, you will be able to take advantage of the content caching platform at no additional charge. The Varnish platform can use different amounts of memory for data caching purposes based on the specific package that you’ve picked on the order page, but at any rate, this amount will not be less than several hundred megabytes. This is quite enough to enhance the work of a handful of traffic-heavy websites, so the better site load speeds and the less load on your VPS server will be discernible. The result may not be obvious momentarily, as the Varnish platform will require some time to cache the site content that people open, but shortly after you set it up, you’ll witness its full potential. This platform will allow you to use a less powerful VPS server and to give less cash to get the same performance you’d get with a higher-end machine without Varnish.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
You can use Varnish to boost the load speed of any website that’s hosted on a dedicated server with our company if the Hepsia Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the content caching platform ready to be used at no additional charge, but you will also exert full control over it through Hepsia’s intuitive graphical interface. It will take only one click to start or delete an instance or to clear the cached data associated with any website that’s using the Varnish platform and if you’re more competent, you can also see the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 GB of virtual memory for web content caching purposes, so even if you host multiple Internet sites on your server and they all use the platform, the improvement in their overall performance will be visible. You’ll only need to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever content the visitors browse on their end. The platform works best when the websites use a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that our servers include three charge-free IPs, you will have everything you need.