Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web accelerator tool that can increase the speed of a site by up to 1000%, depending on its content. Every 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 if the visitor opens it again. In this way, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will open substantially faster, as Varnish can deliver content many times faster than any web server software. The result will be a substantially faster loading website, which leads to an improved website browsing experience. When any of the cached webpages is updated on the actual site, the content that Varnish stores in its system memory is updated as well, so the website visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date data.
Varnish in Shared Web Hosting
Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each Linux shared web hosting and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your hosting account via the Upgrades section in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the websites that you wish to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 32 megabytes, shows the maximum amount of data that the data caching platform can cache at any given time. Hepsia’s intuitive GUI will permit you to terminate or to restart any instance, to see detailed system logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just click of the mouse. For best results, you can employ a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will open substantially faster, which means more satisfied visitors and prospective customers.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Varnish data caching platform is an essential part of the default set of services that you will acquire when you choose to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can configure it for any of your Internet sites via our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel. The default system memory that Varnish can use to cache data is 64 MB, but if you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this amount from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the websites that can use this caching platform at the same time. As these two features are not tied to each other, you can use several websites with the default memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for a single web site. The Varnish platform works best when you assign a dedicated IP address to the sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you a simple means of restarting any instance. What’s more, you’ll be able to clear the cached data with just one single click of the mouse.
Varnish in VPS Web Hosting
We offer Varnish with all Hepsia-managed VPS web hosting, so in case you buy a VPS with this web hosting Control Panel, you will be able to take full advantage of the data caching platform at no additional fee. The Varnish platform can utilize different amounts of memory for caching purposes based on the particular Virtual Private Server package that you have picked during the signup process, but at any rate, this amount won’t be less than several hundred megabytes. This is more than enough to improve the work of a number of frequently visited sites, so the better website browsing speeds and the less load on your VPS will be perceptible. The effect may not be distinguishable momentarily, as the Varnish platform will require a certain amount of time to cache the site content that users open, but soon after you activate it, you will observe its full capacity. This platform will allow you to use a lower-end server and to pay less money to get the exact same performance you’d get with a more powerful machine without Varnish.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting
You can employ Varnish in order to boost the loading speed of any website that’s hosted on a dedicated server from our company if the Hepsia Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready for use at no additional cost, but you will also exert total control over it via Hepsia’s simple-to-navigate GUI. It’ll take only one single click of the mouse to start or remove an instance or to clear the cached content associated with any Internet site that is using Varnish and if you are more tech-savvy, you can also check the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 GB of memory for website content caching purposes, so even if you host numerous sites on your dedicated machine and they all use the caching platform, the difference in their performance will be evident. You’ll simply have to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever webpages the site visitors load on their end. The Varnish platform performs best when the websites use a dedicated IP address, but considering the fact that our dedicated servers include 3 charge-free IP addresses, you’ll have all that you need.