Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web accelerator tool that can accelerate the loading speed of a website by up to 1000 percent, based on the content itself. Anytime a visitor accesses any page on a website 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 browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will load substantially faster, since the Varnish caching platform can deliver content many times faster than any server software. The end result will be a significantly faster loading site, which means an immensely improved browsing experience. If any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual website, the data that Varnish keeps in its system memory is updated as well, so the site visitors will never end up seeing outdated content.
Varnish in Cloud Hosting
Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every cloud hosting and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your shared web hosting account via the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There are two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one depends on the number of the websites that you wish to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 32 megabytes, pertains to the total amount of content that the content caching platform can store at any given moment. The Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-use graphical interface will enable you to switch off or to restart any instance, to check comprehensive system logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just click of the mouse. For best results, you can use a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will open much faster, which means more happy site visitors and prospective customers.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Varnish data caching platform is included in the basic set of services that you will obtain in case you decide to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can set it up for any of your Internet sites through our advanced Hepsia Control Panel. The default memory that Varnish can use to cache data is 64 MB, but in case you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this amount from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the websites that can use this platform simultaneously. Since these two features are not bound to each other, you can use a few Internet sites with the default amount of memory or you can order more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for one single website. The Varnish platform works best when you get a dedicated IP address for the sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will give you a simple way of rebooting any instance. Also, you’ll be able to delete the cached data with just one mouse click.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can use the workload balancing potential of Varnish with each of our VPS servers in case you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel. The Varnish caching platform is available by default and the amount of system memory that it will be able to utilize to cache the content of your sites is dependent upon the specific Virtual Private Server package that you have chosen, but even with the lower-end plans, you will have at least several hundred MB of memory at your disposal only for data caching purposes. This amount is sufficient to optimize the overall performance of multiple websites. It’ll take some time for you to notice the results, since Varnish caches the content that website visitors request, but after that you will notice the substantially decreased load on the VPS and the improved Internet site browsing speed. The Varnish caching platform will allow you to make use of a less powerful Virtual Private Server plan for websites that would normally need a more costly web hosting solution.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
You can employ Varnish in order to optimize the speed of any website that is hosted on a dedicated server from us if the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on the machine. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready for use at no additional fee, but you’ll also have complete control over it through Hepsia’s intuitive GUI. It will take just one single click of the mouse to start or stop an instance or to clear the cache for any website that is using Varnish and in case you’re more practiced, you can also view the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 GB of memory for website content caching purposes, so even if you run a large number of websites on your dedicated machine and they all use the Varnish caching platform, the improvement in their overall performance will be visible. You will only have to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever web pages the website visitors access on their end. The platform works best if the Internet sites use a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that our dedicated servers come with three free IP addresses, you will have all that you need.