Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web app accelerator that can accelerate the speed of a website by up to 1000 percent, based 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 if the visitor loads it again. In this way, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will open much faster, as the Varnish caching platform can serve information many times faster than any web server software. The result will be a considerably faster loading website, which means a greatly improved website browsing experience. If any of the cached web pages is updated on the live website, the content that Varnish caches in its memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the site visitors will not see out-of-date content.
Varnish in Hosting
Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each of our hosting. You can add it to your account from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with all shared plans and you will get a quite user-friendly GUI, which will grant you complete control over the caching platform. Using one-click quick-access buttons, you can restart or turn off any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer work for a particular website. You can also check an elaborate log file or clear the cache for any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your web hosting plan, you’ll be able to select the total amount of system memory that will be at your disposal for data caching purposes and the number of the sites that will use Varnish. You can always add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for maximum performance, you can assign a dedicated IP to the websites that will use Varnish. This will permit you to get the most out of your sites and to have a lot of happy site users.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our semi-dedicated servers come with Varnish by default, so you can take full advantage of the website accelerator and boost the loading speed of any site that you host on our platform. You’ll get 64 megabytes of system memory dedicated to the Varnish accelerator at no additional fee and you will be able to enable an instance with no more than a few mouse clicks via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated packages. If you need more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be at your disposal right away. You can also add more instances as an upgrade, so you can decide if lots of content will be cached for a single site or whether the available memory will be utilized by multiple websites. Hepsia will enable you to reboot or to delete any instance, to check the system log file associated with it or to delete the cached files using 1-click controls. To get the most out of the Varnish accelerator, you can allocate a dedicated IP to the sites that will employ it.
Varnish in VPS Servers
The Varnish platform is included by default with each of the VPS servers that we’re offering as long as the virtual machine is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can boost the work of your websites with just a few clicks of the mouse. The more powerful the package, the more memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a low-end package, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you’ve got a handful of Internet sites, you’ll notice a noticeable decrease in the overall server load and a tremendously better site loading speed. The Varnish caching platform will have to work for a while as the visitors navigate the website and as soon as the content has been cached, you will distinguish the effects. One of the pluses of using Varnish is that a less powerful and less expensive Virtual Private Server package will accomplish the same job as a more expensive one without the platform, so not only will your Internet sites work much better, but you’ll also spare a certain amount of cash.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
You can use Varnish in order to optimize the speed of any website that’s hosted on a dedicated server with us when the Hepsia Control Panel is pre-installed on the machine. Not only will you get the caching platform ready to be used at no additional fee, but you’ll also have full control over it through Hepsia’s user-friendly GUI. It’ll take only one click of the mouse to start or delete an instance or to clear the cached data for any site that’s using the Varnish platform and in case you are more experienced, you can also view the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 GB of system memory for web content caching purposes, so even if you run a large number of websites on your machine and they all use the Varnish platform, the difference in their overall performance will be detectable. You will simply have to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever content the site visitors access on their end. The platform works best when the websites use a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that our servers include three cost-free IPs, you will have all that you need.