Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web application accelerator that can increase the load speed of a website by up to 1000%, based on its content. Every time 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. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will load tremendously faster, since the Varnish caching platform can deliver content many times faster than any web server software. The end result is a substantially faster loading site, which leads to a greatly improved browsing experience. When any of the cached webpages is updated on the live Internet site, the data that Varnish stores in its system memory is updated too, so the website visitors will not end up seeing old info.
Varnish in Shared Hosting
Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux shared hosting. You can add it to your hosting account from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with all shared plans and you’ll get a pretty easy-to-work-with GUI, which will give you complete control over the data caching platform. Using one-click quick-access controls, you can reboot or turn off any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer work for a certain site. You can also see an elaborate system log or delete the cache associated with any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your web hosting package, you will be able to select the maximum amount of system memory that will be available to you for caching purposes and the number of the websites that will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for maximum performance, you can get a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to take full advantage of your sites and to have numerous happy visitors.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our semi-dedicated servers come with Varnish by default, so you can use the web application accelerator tool and increase the speed of any site that you host on our platform. You will get 64 MB of memory particularly for Varnish at no extra charge and you can create an instance with no more than a few mouse clicks via the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated server plans. 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 available to you right away. You can also order more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can choose if lots of data will be cached for one site or whether the available memory will be utilized by several 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 clear the cached content using 1-click buttons. To take full advantage of the Varnish accelerator, you can assign a dedicated IP address to the sites which will employ it.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can take advantage of Varnish with each of our VPS server packages at no extra fee, since the content caching platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The one and only requirement is that the server must come with the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your Internet sites with just a few mouse clicks. Each plan features a different amount of system memory for caching purposes, but you’ll get minimum several hundred MB, which is sufficient enough even for multiple large sites. Soon after you set up the Varnish platform, it will begin caching the content that your website visitors browse, so you will notice the substantially faster site load times and the less load on your VPS server in no time. The caching platform will allow you to use a less expensive VPS, as you will not require that many resources to warrant the correct operation of your websites even if you have large-sized Internet sites with lots of visitors. Optimum results are achieved if the websites that use Varnish also use a dedicated IP address.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
You can use Varnish to optimize the loading speed of any website that’s hosted on a dedicated server from our company if the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the content caching platform ready to be used at no extra cost, but you’ll also have full control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s user-friendly GUI. It’ll take only one single mouse click to start or delete an instance or to delete the cached data associated with any website that’s using Varnish and in case you’re more practiced, you can also check the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 gigabytes of memory for web content caching purposes, so even in case you run numerous sites on your dedicated server and they all use the caching platform, the difference in their overall performance will be visible. You’ll just have to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever pages the website visitors browse on their end. The Varnish platform performs best when the sites use a dedicated IP address, but owing to the fact that our dedicated servers include three cost-free IP addresses, you’ll have everything you need.