Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web app accelerator tool that can increase the load speed of a site by up to one thousand percent, based on its content. Anytime a visitor accesses any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server in case 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 significantly faster, since the Varnish platform can deliver content many times faster than any server software. The result is a significantly faster loading website, which leads to an improved visitor experience. In case any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual site, the information that Varnish saves in its memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the site visitors will not see old information.
Varnish in Shared Website Hosting
Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each and every shared website hosting plan and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your shared web hosting account through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two separate things that can be upgraded – the instances and the system 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 MB, displays the total amount of content that the platform can store at any given moment. The Hepsia Control Panel’s intuitive interface will enable you to delete or to reboot any instance, to see exhaustive system logs or to clear the platform’s cache with just a click. For maximum results, you can use a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your site will load much faster, which means more pleased website users and potential clients.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our semi-dedicated plans come with Varnish by default, so you can use the website accelerator and improve the load speed of any site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You’ll get 64 megabytes of system memory dedicated to Varnish at no additional cost and you can enable an instance with no more than a few clicks of the mouse through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated packages. If you need more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 MB through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be at your disposal instantly. You can also order more instances as an upgrade, so you can decide if plenty of content will be cached for one website or whether the available memory will be utilized by different Internet sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to reboot or to remove any instance, to check the system log for it or to delete the cached content using 1-click buttons. To take full advantage of Varnish, you can allocate a dedicated IP to the Internet sites which will use it.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can use Varnish with each of our VPS server plans at no extra charge, since the caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The only condition is that the server must come with the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you’ll be able to activate Varnish for any of your Internet sites with only a few mouse clicks. Each Virtual Private Server package comes with a different amount of system memory for content caching purposes, but you will have no less than several hundred megabytes, which is sufficient enough even for several resource-hungry websites. Shortly after you activate the Varnish platform, it will begin caching the content that your website visitors request, so you will notice the significantly better web page load speeds and the decreased load on the machine very soon. The Varnish platform will permit you to use a less costly VPS, as you won’t require that much power to warrant the proper operation of your websites even if you’ve got traffic-hungry websites with a lot of visitors. Best results are accomplished if the websites that use the Varnish caching platform use also a dedicated IP.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll obtain the Varnish caching platform at no additional fee and you will have total control over it through a very intuitive interface – you will be able to start, to discontinue or to restart an instance, to view a detailed log, to delete the cached files for any website and much more. The Varnish platform will have several GB of memory at its disposal, so even if you’ve got resource-requiring websites with a lot of visitors, you’ll notice the tremendously faster page load times and the lowered load. This will happen soon after you begin using Varnish, since it will need a certain amount of time to cache the content that visitors request. You can get the most out of the platform’s potential if the sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP address, but owing to the fact that your server comes with a couple of IPs by default, you will not have to pay anything on top of your monthly charge for the server itself.