Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a website accelerator that can boost the loading speed of a site 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 if the visitor accesses it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will open tremendously faster, as Varnish can serve information many times faster than any web server software. The result is a significantly faster loading site, which means a greatly improved visitor experience. If any of the cached webpages is updated on the live website, the info that Varnish caches in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the users will not see old content.
Varnish in Web Hosting
Our company offers Varnish as an optional upgrade with each web hosting and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your website hosting account through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one depends on the number of the sites that you would like to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 32 megabytes, refers to the maximum amount of content that the platform can cache at any given time. Hepsia’s simple-to-use GUI will enable you to cancel or to reboot any instance, to see in-depth logs or to clear the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For optimum results, you can employ a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your site will load considerably faster, which means more satisfied users and prospective customers.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Varnish content caching platform is part of the default service set that you will receive when you choose to host your Internet 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 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 Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the websites that can use this platform at the same time. As these two things aren’t bound to each other, you can use several instances with the default amount of memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for one single web site. Varnish works best if you set a dedicated IP for the websites that utilize its power. Hepsia will provide you with an easy way of restarting any instance. Furthermore, you’ll be able to delete the cached files with just a click.
Varnish in VPS Servers
We offer Varnish with all of the Hepsia-managed VPS servers, so if you purchase a server with this Control Panel, you’ll be able to make use of the content caching platform at no extra cost. Varnish can use different amounts of memory for caching purposes based on the very package that you’ve picked on the order form, but in any case, this amount won’t be less than several hundred megabytes. This is quite enough to optimize the performance of several resource-heavy Internet sites, so the better site browsing speeds and the lowered load on your Virtual Private Server will be noticeable. The result may not be apparent right away, as the Varnish platform will require some time to cache the site content that users open, but soon after you enable it, you’ll witness its full capacity. This caching platform will allow you to use a less powerful VPS and to give less cash to get the same performance you’d get with a more powerful machine without Varnish.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll acquire Varnish at no additional cost and you’ll have total control over it through a rather easy-to-work-with interface – you’ll be able to start, to cancel or to reboot an instance, to see an exhaustive system log, to delete the cached content associated with any website and much more. The Varnish caching platform will have several gigabytes of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you have traffic-consuming Internet sites with a lot of visitors, you’ll notice the tremendously better page loading speeds and the less load. This will become a fact soon after you begin using Varnish, as it will require some time to cache the pages that users access. You can make the most of the platform’s capability in case the Internet sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP address, but considering the fact that your dedicated server comes with a few IPs by default, you will not have to pay anything on top of the monthly charge for the machine itself.