Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web application accelerator tool that can boost the loading speed of a website by up to 1000%, depending on its content. Anytime a visitor opens any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor loads 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 platform can serve information many times faster than any server software. The end result will be a considerably faster loading site, which leads to an immensely improved visitor experience. In case any of the cached pages is updated on the live Internet site, the information that Varnish stores in its system memory is updated as well, so the visitors will not see outdated data.
Varnish in Shared Hosting
Our company offers Varnish as an optional upgrade with each Linux shared hosting plan and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your web hosting account via the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two different things that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the sites that you wish to use Varnish for and the second one, which is offered in increments of 32 MB, indicates the maximum amount of data that the platform can cache at any particular time. Hepsia’s easy-to-work-with GUI will permit you to deactivate or to restart any instance, to check exhaustive system logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just a click. For optimum results, you can use a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your site will load tremendously faster, meaning more happy visitors and prospective clients.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
Varnish is a feature, which is offered by default with all Linux semi-dedicated plans that we are offering and you can use it for load balancing purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The Varnish 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 semi-dedicated account. If you’re in need of more, you can increase the memory quota. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 megabytes in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The exact same Upgrades section will permit you to create more instances as well, if you’d like to use the Varnish caching platform with more sites. The two things can be ordered separately – you can cache the content of a single resource-intensive site or run several Internet sites with the default memory allowance. You can get the most out of Varnish if you have a dedicated IP and you can get one with your semi-dedicated plan as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will grant you full control over the platform and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you’ll be able to delete the cached files, to view a system log or to restart an instance.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can use Varnish with each of our VPS server plans at no additional fee, since the caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The sole prerequisite is that the virtual machine must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you’ll be able to activate Varnish for any of your sites with just a few clicks of the mouse. Each VPS plan offers a different amount of memory for data caching purposes, but you will have minimum several hundred MB, which is enough even for multiple large Internet sites. Shortly after you set up Varnish, it will start caching the content that your site visitors open, so you will notice the tremendously better web page load times and the decreased server load very soon. The Varnish caching platform will permit you to use a less expensive VPS server, since you won’t require that much power to guarantee the correct operation of your sites even if you run large sites with plenty of visitors. Optimum results are accomplished if the Internet sites that use Varnish use also a dedicated IP.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
When you want the most powerful web hosting solution and you get any of the dedicated web hosting plans that we are offering, you will be able to use Varnish to improve the performance of your sites at no additional charge on the condition that the dedicated server is ordered with our innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its easy-to-navigate interface will permit you to monitor system processes, to clear the cached content or to reboot any instance with one mouse click. The minimum amount of system memory that the Varnish platform can employ to cache Internet site content is 3 GB, which is more than enough for an immense collection of regularly visited websites, so your dedicated server will be able to cope with a massive load while your visitors are enjoying a seamless web browsing experience. Since your dedicated machine will come with a number of dedicated IP addresses, you’ll be able to use Varnish’s full potential.