Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a website accelerator that can accelerate the speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, depending on the content itself. Anytime a visitor opens any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor accesses it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will load considerably faster, since Varnish can serve data many times faster than any web server software. The result will be a substantially faster loading site, which means an improved browsing experience. In case any of the cached pages is updated on the live site, the information that Varnish stores in its memory is updated as well, so the visitors won’t see old information.
Varnish in Web Hosting
We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each and every web hosting plan and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your shared hosting account via the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two different things that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one depends on the number of the websites that you want to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 32 MB, pertains to the maximum amount of data that the data caching platform can cache at any particular time. Hepsia’s intuitive graphical interface will enable you to terminate or to restart any instance, to check detailed system logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just click of the mouse. For maximum results, you can use a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your site will open much faster, which means more pleased website visitors and prospective clients.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated plans offered by us will permit you to use Varnish as soon as your new semi-dedicated server account has been set up, as the caching platform is offered by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the second your account is activated, so you can make use of this workload distribution software as soon as you launch your site. If you need more memory, you can add 32 MB at a time from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated server right away. You can also increase the number of the websites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not bound directly to the amount of memory that you use, which means that you’ll have more versatility. The platform will noticeably lower the server load that your websites cause, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-opening pages. You’ll be able to manage Varnish without any effort through the Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access buttons. You’ll be able to start/delete any of the instances that you have, to clear the cached data for any of your Internet sites or to check system log files.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can use Varnish with each of our VPS server plans at no extra fee, as the data caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The sole prerequisite is that the VPS must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you will be able to set up Varnish for any of your sites with only a few mouse clicks. Each VPS plan comes with a different amount of system memory for caching purposes, but you’ll have at least several hundred MB, which is enough even for multiple resource-absorbing websites. Soon after you activate the Varnish platform, it will begin caching the content that your visitors access, so you’ll notice the tremendously better page loading times and the lowered load on the VPS in no time. The Varnish caching platform will permit you to use a less high-priced VPS server, since you will not need that much power to guarantee the proper operation of your Internet sites even if you’ve got traffic-consuming websites with a lot of visitors. Optimum results are accomplished if the websites that use Varnish use also a dedicated IP address.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll acquire the Varnish content caching platform at no additional fee and you’ll have complete control over it through a quite simple-to-navigate interface – you’ll be able to start, to deactivate or to reboot an instance, to view a comprehensive system log, to clear the cached data associated with any Internet site and much more. The Varnish platform will have several gigabytes of system memory at its disposal, so even if you manage large-size Internet sites with many visitors, you will notice the tremendously faster site load speeds and the lowered load on your dedicated machine. This will happen soon after you start using Varnish, since it will need a certain amount of time to cache the site content that people request. You can take full advantage of the platform’s capabilities in case the sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP, but considering the fact that your dedicated server includes a couple of IP addresses by default, you won’t need to pay anything on top of the monthly charge for the machine itself.