Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web app accelerator tool that can improve the load speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, based on its content. Whenever 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 loads it again. In this way, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will open considerably faster, as the Varnish platform can serve content many times faster than any web server software. The result is a much faster loading site, which means a greatly improved website browsing experience. If any of the cached webpages is updated on the live site, the info that Varnish saves in its memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the users will never end up seeing old content.
Varnish in Hosting
In case you host your websites in a hosting account with our company, you will be able to add Varnish with a few mouse clicks via your hosting Control Panel. The caching platform is available as an upgrade with all our shared hosting plans and you can select the number of the websites that will use it and the maximum storage space that will be available for the cached data. The two upgradeable features in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the amount of system memory and the number of instances and they’re not directly tied to each other, so you can decide if you want a lot of memory for one large-sized site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of Varnish in case the sites use a dedicated IP. Using the Control Panel, you can swiftly start/reboot/discontinue an instance, clear the cached content independently for each website that employs Varnish or see an exhaustive log.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
Varnish is a feature, which is offered as standard with all semi-dedicated plans offered by us and you can use it for workload balancing purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The Varnish content caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can employ it with any site that you host in the account. If you’re in need of more than that, you can increase the system memory allowance. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 MB in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The very same Upgrades section will enable you to activate more instances as well, if you’d like to use the Varnish platform with multiple Internet sites. The two upgrades can be added separately – you can cache the content of a single busy Internet site or use a number of websites with the default memory allowance. You can get the most out of Varnish if you’ve got a dedicated IP address and you can order one with your semi-dedicated plan as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you complete control over the platform and, with no more than one mouse click, you will be able to delete the cached files, to view a log file or to reboot an instance.
Varnish in VPS Servers
The Varnish data caching platform comes by default with all VPS web hosting plans that we’re offering as long as the machine is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can boost the work of your websites with only a few clicks of the mouse. The more powerful the package, the more memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a lower-end package, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you’ve got several websites, you will notice a serious decrease in the overall server load and a significantly faster web page loading speed. The platform will need to work for a little while while the visitors navigate the site and as soon as the website content has been cached, you’ll see the effect. One of the pros of using Varnish is that a less powerful and less pricey Virtual Private Server plan will accomplish the exact same job as a more pricey one without the platform, so not only will your websites perform much better, but you’ll also save a certain amount of money.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
You can employ Varnish in order to enhance the speed of any site that’s hosted on a dedicated server with us if the Hepsia hosting 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 exert full control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-use graphical interface. It’ll take only one click to start or stop an instance or to clear the cached content for any website that’s using Varnish and if you’re more trained, you can also see the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with at least three gigabytes of memory for site content caching purposes, so even in case you host an immense number of sites on your dedicated machine and they all use the platform, the difference in their overall performance will be obvious. You will only need to wait for a little while until Varnish caches whatever webpages the visitors open on their end. The platform works best if the websites use a dedicated IP, but since our servers come with three free-of-cost IP addresses, you will have everything you need.