Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a website accelerator that can improve the speed of a site by up to one thousand percent, based on the content itself. Whenever a visitor accesses 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. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will open significantly faster, as the Varnish platform can serve content many times faster than any server software. The result is a significantly faster loading site, which means an immensely improved visitor experience. If any of the cached webpages is updated on the actual Internet site, the information that Varnish saves in its memory is updated too, so the website visitors will never see out-of-date content.
Varnish in Shared Hosting
Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each of our shared hosting. You can add it to your account from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared packages and you’ll get a really user-friendly GUI, which will grant you complete control over the content caching platform. Using 1-click fast-access buttons, you can restart or cancel any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be activated for a particular Internet site. You can also check a detailed system log or delete the cache associated with any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your shared hosting package, you will be able to select the maximum amount of system memory that will be at your disposal for data caching purposes and the number of the websites that will use Varnish. You can always add more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for top performance, you can assign a dedicated IP to the sites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to get the most out of your websites and to have many pleased site visitors.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our semi-dedicated servers include Varnish by default, so you can take full advantage of the web application accelerator tool and accelerate the loading speed of any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You’ll get 64 MB of system memory particularly for Varnish at no extra cost and you’ll be able to activate an instance with no more than a few mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated plans. If you want more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 MB through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be available to you instantly. You can also add more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can choose if a lot of data will be cached for a single website or whether the available memory will be utilized by several websites. Hepsia will permit you to restart or to cancel any instance, to view the system log associated with it or to clear the cached files using 1-click controls. To take full advantage of the Varnish accelerator, you can set a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use it.
Varnish in VPS Servers
Varnish is included by default with all VPS servers that we offer on the condition that the virtual server is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can enhance the performance of your websites with only a few clicks of the mouse. The more powerful the package, the more system memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a lower-end plan, the platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you manage a number of Internet sites, you’ll notice a substantial decrease in the overall server load and a considerably better page load speed. The platform will need to work for a while as the users navigate the website and as soon as the content has been cached, you’ll see the effect. One of the benefits of employing Varnish is that a less powerful and less pricey VPS plan will accomplish the same job as a more expensive one without the platform, so not only will your sites perform much better, but you’ll also spare a certain amount of cash.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll obtain the Varnish caching platform at no additional fee and you will have total control over it via a rather easy-to-navigate GUI – you’ll be able to start, to cancel or to restart an instance, to browse a comprehensive log, to clear the cached content for any site and much, much more. Varnish will have several GB of memory at its disposal, so even if you run resource-consuming websites with a huge number of visitors, you’ll notice the substantially faster page loading times and the lowered load on your dedicated server. This will become a fact shortly after you begin using the Varnish platform, since it will need a certain amount of time to cache the website content that visitors access. You can take full advantage of the platform’s capacity if the sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP, but considering the fact that your dedicated server includes several IP addresses by default, you will not have to pay anything on top of your monthly charge for the server itself.