Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web app accelerator tool that can accelerate the load speed of a site by up to 1000%, depending on its content. Each time a visitor opens 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 web server and the page will open substantially faster, as the Varnish caching platform can serve content many times faster than any web server software. The result is a significantly faster loading page, which leads to a greatly improved visitor experience. When any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual Internet site, the info that Varnish stores in its memory is updated as well, so the website visitors won’t see old information.
Varnish in Web Hosting
You can use Varnish’s full potential and enhance the speed of your sites irrespective of the web hosting plan that you have selected and you can add and set up the content caching platform with several clicks through the easy-to-use graphical interface offered by our innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be able to select two different things – how many websites will employ the Varnish platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much info will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 MB and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can use more instances with less memory and the other way around. In case you’ve got plenty of content on a particular Internet site and you draw lots of visitors, more memory will give you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish caching platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you easy one-click controls for cancelling or restarting any instance, for clearing the cache associated with each site and for viewing elaborate logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our semi-dedicated plans come with Varnish by default, so you can make full use of the web app accelerator and enhance the load speed of any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You will get 64 MB of memory particularly for the Varnish accelerator at no additional fee and you can enable an instance with no more than a couple of clicks via the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated plans. If you need more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be available to you instantaneously. You can also add more instances as an upgrade, so you can decide if a lot of data will be cached for one website or if the memory will be used by different websites. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to restart or to remove any instance, to check the system log file for it or to delete the cached data using one-click buttons. To take full advantage of the Varnish accelerator, you can allocate a dedicated IP address to the sites which will employ it.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can take advantage of Varnish with all our VPS server packages at no extra charge, as the content caching platform is pre-installed and is included by default. The one and only precondition is that the VPS must come with the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you’ll be able to set up Varnish for any of your Internet sites with just a couple of mouse clicks. Each package offers a different amount of system memory for data caching purposes, but you will get no less than several hundred megabytes, which is sufficient even for several large-sized sites. Soon after you set up the Varnish platform, it will start caching the content that your website visitors request, so you will notice the much faster site load speeds and the reduced load on your VPS server in no time. Varnish will allow you to use a less high-priced VPS, since you will not need that much power to guarantee the correct operation of your sites even if you’ve got resource-demanding Internet sites with plenty of visitors. Best results are accomplished if the Internet sites which use the Varnish caching platform use also a dedicated IP.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
You can employ Varnish in order to enhance the speed of any website that’s hosted on a dedicated server with us if the Hepsia Control Panel is pre-installed on the machine. Not only will you get the caching platform ready to be used at no extra charge, but you’ll also have full control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-navigate GUI. It’ll take only a click to start or disable an instance or to clear the cache associated with any site that’s using Varnish and in case you are more trained, you can also see the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 gigabytes of system memory for website content caching purposes, so even if you run a lot of Internet sites on your dedicated server and they all use the caching platform, the improvement in their overall performance will be obvious. You’ll simply need to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever web pages the visitors load on their end. The Varnish platform performs best when the sites use a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that our servers include 3 charge-free IP addresses, you’ll have everything you need.