Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a website accelerator that can increase the loading speed of a website by up to one thousand percent, depending on the content itself. 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 when the visitor accesses it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will load considerably faster, as the Varnish caching platform can serve information many times faster than any web server software. The end result will be a considerably faster loading page, which leads to a much-improved browsing experience. In case any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual Internet site, the information that Varnish stores in its memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the website visitors won’t end up seeing out-of-date information.
Varnish in Website Hosting
Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux website hosting and if you want to use it, you can add it to your shared account via the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one depends on the number of the Internet sites that you want 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. Hepsia’s easy-to-work-with GUI will allow you to stop or to restart any instance, to see comprehensive logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just one click. For best results, you can use a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your website will load substantially faster, which means more satisfied website users and prospective customers.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Varnish is included in the standard service set that you will get if you decide to host your websites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can configure it for any of your sites through our avant-garde Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default memory that Varnish can use to cache content is 64 megabytes, but if you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this amount of memory from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the sites that can use this caching platform at the same time. Since these two things aren’t bound to each other, you can use several Internet sites with the default amount of memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for a single website. Varnish performs best if you assign a dedicated IP to the sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with an easy way of rebooting any instance. On top of that, you’ll be able to delete the cached files with just one single mouse click.
Varnish in VPS
You can take advantage of Varnish with all our virtual private server plans at no extra fee, since the data caching platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The sole prerequisite is that the virtual machine must come with the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your Internet sites with only a couple of mouse clicks. Each plan includes a different amount of system memory for data caching purposes, but you’ll get at least several hundred MB, which is sufficient even for multiple traffic-heavy Internet sites. Soon after you enable the Varnish platform, it’ll begin caching the content that your website visitors access, so you’ll notice the significantly better Internet site load speeds and the lowered load in no time. The caching platform will allow you to use a less expensive VPS, as you will not need that many resources to warrant the uninterrupted operation of your sites even if you manage heavy-traffic Internet sites with numerous visitors. Optimum results are achieved if the sites that use Varnish use also a dedicated IP address.
Varnish in Dedicated Hosting
You can employ Varnish to increase the loading speed of any site that’s hosted on a dedicated server with us if the Hepsia Control Panel is installed on the machine. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready for use at no additional cost, but you will also exert total control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-work-with graphical interface. It will take just one single click to start or cancel an instance or to clear the cached files associated with any Internet site that’s using Varnish and if you’re more knowledgeable, you can also check the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with no less than three gigabytes of system memory for website content caching purposes, so even if you run a large number of Internet sites on your machine and they all use the platform, the difference in their performance will be distinguishable. You will only have to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever pages the website visitors browse on their end. The Varnish platform works best when the sites use a dedicated IP, but since our dedicated servers come with 3 charge-free IP addresses, you’ll have everything you need.