Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web application accelerator tool that can increase the loading speed of a website by up to one thousand percent, based on its content. Every time 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 opens it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will load substantially faster, as the Varnish caching platform can deliver data many times faster than any web server software. The end result is a much faster loading site, which leads to an enormously improved visitor experience. In case any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual site, the information that Varnish saves in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the website visitors will not see out-of-date info.
Varnish in Shared Web Hosting
Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every shared web hosting plan and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your shared web hosting account via the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two different things that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that you wish to employ Varnish for and the second one, which is offered in increments of 32 megabytes, pertains to the total amount of data that the platform can cache at any given time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-use graphical interface will enable you to stop or to restart any instance, to view elaborate logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just a click. For best results, you can employ a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your website will open considerably faster, which means more happy site users and prospective customers.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Linux semi-dedicated servers offered by us will allow you to employ Varnish once your new semi-dedicated account has been created, as the caching platform is offered by default. 64 MB of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the second your account is enabled, so you can use this load balancing software once your website has been built. In case you’re in need of more memory, you can order 32 MB at a time from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated machine instantly. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly linked to the amount of system memory that you use, which means that you’ll have more freedom. The Varnish caching platform will seriously lower the load on the server that your sites produce, so your visitors can enjoy fast-loading pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish platform without efforts through the Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access buttons. You’ll be able to start/stop any of the instances that you’ve got, to delete the cached files for any of your Internet sites or to check system log files.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can use Varnish with any of our VPS server packages at no additional cost, as the data caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The one and only condition is that the server must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you’ll be able to set up Varnish for any of your Internet sites with only a couple of clicks. Each VPS package features a different amount of memory for caching purposes, but you’ll have no less than several hundred MB, which is quite sufficient even for several large-scale sites. Soon after you enable Varnish, it’ll begin caching the content that your site visitors access, so you’ll notice the much faster Internet site loading speeds and the decreased load on your virtual server very soon. The platform will allow you to use a less expensive server, since you will not need that many resources to guarantee the correct operation of your websites even if you’ve got high-demand Internet sites with multiple visitors. Optimum results are achieved if the Internet sites that use Varnish use also a dedicated IP address.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
All dedicated servers which are ordered with the tailor-made Hepsia website hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed platforms that you will get with the server. The Varnish caching platform can be enabled and administered without effort via the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-navigate GUI and, with no more than one mouse click, you can check a comprehensive log, add or restart an instance, clear the cache for any Internet site and much more. Shortly after you activate the Varnish platform for a certain domain or subdomain, it will start caching the pages opened by your website visitors and as soon as it has cached enough web content, you’ll witness a considerably faster site performance as well as a decreased load on the dedicated server. With Varnish-dedicated system memory starting at three gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the platform for load distribution purposes even if you host a huge number of Internet sites on your dedicated machine.