Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a website accelerator that can improve the load speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, depending on the content itself. 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 browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will load tremendously faster, as the Varnish caching platform can serve content many times faster than any web server software. The result will be a considerably faster loading page, which leads to a greatly improved visitor experience. In case any of the cached pages is updated on the actual website, the content that Varnish saves in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the site visitors will never see old information.
Varnish in Shared Hosting
You can use Varnish’s full potential and improve your sites’ load speed regardless of the shared hosting package that you’ve picked and you can activate and configure the data caching platform with a few clicks of the mouse using the easy-to-use interface offered by our avant-garde Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be able to select two separate things – how many websites will use Varnish, i.e. the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 megabytes and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can order more instances with less memory and the other way around. If you’ve got plenty of content on a specific website and you gain plenty of site visitors, more system memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish caching platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you simple 1-click controls for discontinuing or rebooting any instance, for erasing the cache associated with each Internet site and for seeing exhaustive system logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated servers offered by our company will allow you to use Varnish as soon as your brand new account has been set up, as the data caching platform is offered by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the second your account is enabled, so you can make use of this load distribution software as soon as your site has been built. In case you are in need of more memory, you can order 32 MB at a time from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated machine in a flash. You can also increase the number of the sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not bound directly to the amount of system memory that you use, which means that you will have more flexibility. The Varnish caching platform will considerably lower the load on the semi-dedicated server that your sites cause, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-loading pages. You’ll be able to manage the Varnish platform with no effort via the Control Panel using quick-access controls. You will be able to start/stop any of the instances that you have, to clear the cached data associated with any of your sites or to check system log files.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can use Varnish with each of our VPS server plans at no additional cost, since the data caching platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The sole requirement is that the VPS server must come with the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you will be able to set up Varnish for any of your Internet sites with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. Each VPS package comes with a different amount of system memory for data caching purposes, but you will get no less than several hundred MB, which is sufficient enough even for multiple traffic-hungry websites. Shortly after you activate Varnish, it will begin caching the content that your visitors open, so you will notice the substantially faster website load speeds and the less load in no time. The caching platform will allow you to use a less high-priced virtual machine, as you will not need that many resources to guarantee the correct operation of your websites even if you own busy Internet sites with a lot of visitors. Optimum results are accomplished if the websites that use the Varnish platform use also a dedicated IP address.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
All dedicated servers that are ordered with the custom-built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is among the pre-installed software platforms that you’ll get with the dedicated server. The Varnish caching platform can be enabled and managed without efforts via the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-navigate graphical interface and, with no more than a click, you can check an elaborate system log, add or reboot an instance, clear the cache for any site and much more. Soon after you configure the Varnish platform for a certain domain or subdomain, it will begin caching the pages loaded by the visitors and once it has cached enough web content, you’ll perceive a significantly faster website performance as well as a decreased load on your dedicated server. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the platform for workload distribution purposes even if you host a lot of websites on the machine.