Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web accelerator that can boost the load speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, depending on the content itself. Every 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 browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will load tremendously faster, since the Varnish platform can serve information many times faster than any web server software. The result is a considerably faster loading page, which means an immensely improved visitor experience. When any of the cached webpages is updated on the live site, the info that Varnish saves in its memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the visitors won’t end up seeing out-of-date info.
Varnish in Shared Website Hosting
Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each Linux shared website hosting package and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your account via the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There are two different things that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one pertains to the number of the Internet sites that you’d like to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 32 megabytes, refers to the maximum amount of data that the data caching platform can store at any given time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s user-friendly interface will allow you to terminate or to reboot any instance, to see exhaustive logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just a click. For maximum results, you can employ a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will load significantly faster, which means more satisfied site users and potential customers.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Varnish is a feature, which is included as standard with all Linux semi-dedicated packages offered by our company and you can use it for load balancing purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The content caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can use it with any site that you host in your account. In case you need more than that, you can increase the memory quota. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 MB in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The same Upgrades section will enable you to activate more instances too, in case you wish to use Varnish with multiple Internet sites. The two upgrades can be ordered separately – you can cache the content of one large-sized Internet site or run several websites with the default memory allowance. You can take full advantage of the Varnish platform if you use a dedicated IP address and you can get one with your semi-dedicated package as well. Hepsia will give you full control over the caching platform and, with no more than one mouse click, you will be able to delete the cached files, to check a log file or to reboot an instance.
Varnish in VPS
You can use Varnish with any of our virtual private server plans at no extra charge, as the caching platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The one and only prerequisite is that the Virtual Private Server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you will be able to set up Varnish for any of your sites with just a couple of mouse clicks. Each VPS package comes with a different amount of system memory for content caching purposes, but you will have no less than several hundred MB, which is quite enough even for several busy websites. Soon after you set up Varnish, it will start caching the content that your website visitors open, so you will notice the considerably faster site loading speeds and the decreased load on the server very soon. The Varnish caching platform will allow you to use a less pricey VPS server, since you will not require that much power to ensure the proper operation of your websites even if you’ve got resource-intensive Internet sites with plenty of visitors. Optimal results are achieved if the sites which use Varnish also use a dedicated IP address.
Varnish in Dedicated Hosting
If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll get the Varnish caching platform at no additional cost and you’ll exert total control over it via a truly simple-to-navigate graphical interface – you’ll be able to start, to terminate or to restart an instance, to see a detailed system log, to delete the cached data for any Internet site and much more. Varnish will have several GB of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you own resource-heavy websites with an enormous number of visitors, you’ll notice the significantly faster page loading speeds and the reduced load on the dedicated server. This will become a fact soon after you start using Varnish, as it will need a certain amount of time to cache the website content that people request. You can get the most out of the platform’s capability if the sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP address, but due to the fact that your dedicated server includes several IPs by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of your monthly fee for the machine itself.