Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web accelerator that can accelerate the loading speed of a site by up to 1000%, based on its content. Whenever a visitor accesses any page on a site 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 processed by the server and the web page will load significantly faster, since Varnish can deliver information many times faster than any 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 web pages is updated on the live Internet site, the content that Varnish caches in its memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the visitors will not end up seeing old info.
Varnish in Shared Website Hosting
You can use Varnish’s full potential and optimize the loading speed of your websites irrespective of the shared website hosting package that you’ve picked and you can activate and set up the content caching platform with a few clicks using the simple-to-work-with interface offered by our innovative Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be able to select two separate things – how many Internet sites will use the Varnish platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much data will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can use more instances with less memory and the other way around. In case you’ve got plenty of content on a particular site and you gain numerous visitors, more memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the Varnish platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with easy 1-click controls for terminating or restarting any instance, for erasing the cache for any Internet site and for seeing elaborate system logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Varnish data caching platform is included in the default service set that you’ll receive in case you choose to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can enable it for any of your Internet sites via our next-gen Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default system memory that Varnish can use to cache content is 64 MB, but in case you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this amount of memory from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the Internet sites that can use this caching platform at the same time. As these two features aren’t tied to each other, you can use a few websites with the default memory or you can order more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for a single web site. Varnish performs best if you set a dedicated IP for the websites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you an easy way of rebooting any instance. Also, you’ll be able to delete the cached contents with just one single click of the mouse.
Varnish in VPS
We offer Varnish with all of the Hepsia-equipped Linux VPS, so in case you obtain a server with this Control Panel, you’ll be able to use the data caching platform at no additional charge. Varnish can use different amounts of memory for caching purposes based on the particular VPS plan that you have chosen on the order page, but in any case, this amount will not be less than several hundred megabytes. This is quite enough to optimize the work of a handful of frequently visited sites, so the faster website loading speeds and the lowered load on the server will be noticeable. The result may not be detectable right away, since the Varnish platform will require some time to cache the website content that people browse, but soon after you set it up, you’ll feel its full capacity. This caching platform will allow you to use a less powerful server and to give less cash to get the same performance you’d get with a higher-end virtual machine without Varnish.
Varnish in Dedicated Hosting
If you need the most powerful web hosting solution and you purchase any of the Linux dedicated hosting that we are offering, you’ll be able to use the Varnish content caching platform to boost the overall performance of your Internet sites at no extra fee on the condition that the dedicated machine is ordered with our next-gen Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its easy-to-work-with GUI will allow you to keep an eye on system processes, to clear the cache or to reboot any instance with one single click of the mouse. The minimal amount of system memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache Internet site content is three gigabytes, which is quite enough for an immense number of traffic-consuming websites, so your dedicated server will be able to deal with a huge system load while your site visitors are having a seamless browsing experience. Since your dedicated machine will come with a number of dedicated IP addresses, you’ll be able to make use of Varnish’s maximum capacity.