Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web application accelerator that can accelerate the load speed of a website by up to 1000 percent, based on its content. Each time a visitor accesses any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if the visitor opens it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will load substantially faster, as the Varnish platform can deliver content many times faster than any server software. The result will be a significantly faster loading website, which leads to a much-improved website browsing experience. If any of the cached webpages is updated on the actual site, the info that Varnish saves in its system memory is updated too, so the site visitors will not see old info.
Varnish in Cloud Hosting
Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each Linux cloud package and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your hosting account via the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There’re two separate things that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one pertains to the number of the websites that you would like to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 32 megabytes, shows the total amount of content that the platform can cache at any particular time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with GUI will permit you to shut down or to restart any instance, to see comprehensive system logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For optimum results, you can employ a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will load tremendously faster, meaning more happy users and potential customers.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Varnish caching platform is an essential part of the basic set of services that you will get if you choose to host your sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can activate it for any of your sites through our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default amount of system memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache data is 64 MB, but in case you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this amount of memory from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the Internet sites that can use this platform at the same time. As these two things are not linked to each other, you can use several sites with the default memory or you can order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for a single Internet site. Varnish works best if you allocate a dedicated IP to the websites that utilize its power. Hepsia will give you an easy means of restarting any instance. Also, you’ll be able to delete the cached content with only one mouse click.
Varnish in VPS Hosting
You can take advantage of Varnish with any of our virtual private server packages at no additional charge, since the content caching platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The only precondition is that the VPS server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your websites with only a couple of clicks. Each Virtual Private Server plan includes a different amount of system memory for data caching purposes, but you will get minimum several hundred megabytes, which is quite sufficient even for multiple resource-hungry websites. Shortly after you activate the Varnish platform, it will start caching the content that your visitors open, so you’ll notice the tremendously faster page loading speeds and the lowered load on your VPS server in no time. The Varnish platform will allow you to use a less high-priced virtual server, since you won’t require that much power to ensure the correct operation of your websites even if you’ve got large-scale sites with a lot of visitors. Optimal results are accomplished if the websites which use the Varnish platform also use a dedicated IP address.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you will get the Varnish platform at no additional charge and you’ll exert total control over it through an incredibly intuitive graphical interface – you’ll be able to start, to deactivate or to restart an instance, to view a comprehensive log, to delete the cached data for any website and much, much more. The Varnish platform will have several GB of memory at its disposal, so even if you manage large-scale websites with plenty of visitors, you’ll notice the much better website loading times and the lowered load. This will happen soon after you begin using the Varnish platform, as it will need a certain amount of time to cache the pages that people access. You can get the most out of the platform’s capacity if the sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP, but since your dedicated server includes several IP addresses by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of the monthly charge for the server itself.