Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web app accelerator tool that can increase the load speed of a site by up to 1000%, based on the content itself. 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 in case the visitor accesses it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will load tremendously faster, since the Varnish platform can deliver data many times faster than any server software. The end result is a substantially faster loading page, which leads to a much-improved visitor experience. In case any of the cached pages is updated on the live Internet site, the information that Varnish saves in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the visitors will not see outdated information.
Varnish in Web Hosting
You can take advantage of Varnish’s full potential and boost your sites’ loading speed regardless of the web hosting plan that you’ve selected and you can add and set up the platform with several clicks from the intuitive interface offered by our next-gen Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be able to select two different things – how many sites will employ the Varnish caching platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 MB and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can use more instances with less memory and vice versa. In case you have lots of content on a particular site and you receive many visitors, more memory will give you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the Varnish platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you easy 1-click buttons for terminating or restarting any instance, for deleting the cache associated with any site and for checking comprehensive system logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our semi-dedicated plans include Varnish by default, so you can make full use of the web application accelerator tool and enhance the load speed of any website that you host on our platform. You will get 64 megabytes of system memory particularly for the Varnish accelerator at no extra cost and you will be able to add an instance with no more than a couple of mouse clicks through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated server packages. In case you want more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be available to you instantaneously. You can also add more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can choose whether a lot of data will be cached for one website or if the memory will be used by different Internet sites. Hepsia will allow you to restart or to disable any instance, to see the system log file for it or to clear the cached files using single-click controls. To take full advantage of Varnish, you can get a dedicated IP address for the sites which will use it.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can use the load balancing capabilities of Varnish with all our VPS hosting plans when you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The Varnish data caching platform comes by default and the memory that it will be able to use to cache your site content depends on the specific Virtual Private Server package that you’ve picked, but even with the lower-end plans, you’ll have no less than several hundred megabytes of memory at your disposal only for caching purposes. This amount is sufficient to optimize the work of multiple websites. It’ll take a little time for you to detect the effects, as Varnish caches the content that visitors request, but after that you’ll notice the substantially reduced load on the virtual server and the increased website loading speed. The Varnish platform will permit you to make use of a lower-end Virtual Private Server package for websites that would typically require a more expensive hosting service.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
You can use Varnish in order to accelerate the load speed of any site that is hosted on a dedicated server from our company when the Hepsia Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the platform ready to be used at no extra cost, but you will also have complete control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-navigate GUI. It’ll take just one single click of the mouse to start or stop an instance or to clear the cached files for any site that is using the Varnish platform and in case you’re more practiced, you can also view the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with no less than three gigabytes of system memory for content caching purposes, so even if you host a vast number of Internet sites on your dedicated machine and they all use the caching platform, the difference in their overall performance will be observable. You will just need to wait for a little while until Varnish caches whatever pages the site visitors browse on their end. The Varnish platform performs best when the Internet sites use a dedicated IP, but considering the fact that our dedicated servers come with three charge-free IP addresses, you will have all that you need.