Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web app accelerator tool that can accelerate the load speed of a site by up to 1000%, depending on its content. Each 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 in case the visitor accesses it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will open substantially faster, as the Varnish platform can deliver data many times faster than any server software. The end result is a much faster loading page, which leads to an immensely improved browsing experience. If any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual site, the data that Varnish saves in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the site visitors will never end up seeing old data.
Varnish in Shared Hosting
You can take advantage of Varnish’s potential and improve the load speed of your sites irrespective of the shared hosting plan that you’ve picked and you can add and set up the content caching platform with several clicks of the mouse via the simple-to-work-with GUI offered by our next-gen Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you will be able to choose two different things – how many sites will employ the Varnish caching platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much info will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 MB and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can add more instances and less memory and vice versa. If you’ve got lots of content on a specific website and you attract lots of website visitors, more memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the Varnish platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with easy one-click controls for deleting or rebooting any instance, for clearing the cache for any site and for viewing comprehensive logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our semi-dedicated hosting plans include Varnish by default, so you can take full advantage of the website accelerator and optimize the speed of any site that you host on our platform. You’ll get 64 MB of system memory dedicated to the Varnish accelerator at no extra fee and you can create an instance with no more than a couple of clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated packages. If you need more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 MB through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be at your disposal instantaneously. You can also add more instances as an upgrade, so you can decide whether a lot of content will be cached for one website or if the available memory will be used by multiple websites. Hepsia will enable you to reboot or to deactivate any instance, to view the system log file for it or to clear the cached content using single-click buttons. To take full advantage of Varnish, you can set a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use it.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can use Varnish with each of our VPS server packages at no additional fee, as the caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The only requirement is that the virtual server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you’ll be able to activate Varnish for any of your websites with just a couple of mouse clicks. Each package offers a different amount of memory for caching purposes, but you’ll have minimum several hundred megabytes, which is quite sufficient even for multiple traffic-heavy Internet sites. Soon after you enable Varnish, it will start caching the content that your website visitors open, so you’ll notice the substantially faster web page load times and the decreased load on the virtual server in no time. The caching platform will allow you to use a less costly virtual server, since you will not require that much power to warrant the uninterrupted operation of your websites even if you’ve got large sites with lots of visitors. Maximum results are accomplished if the sites which use the Varnish platform also use a dedicated IP address.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
If you want the most powerful hosting solution and you purchase any of the dedicated web hosting plans that we offer, you will be able to use the Varnish platform to boost the overall performance of your sites at no additional cost as long as the dedicated server is ordered with our avant-garde Hepsia Control Panel. Its user-friendly GUI will allow you to keep an eye on system processes, to clear the cached data or to restart any instance with one click of the mouse. The minimum amount of system memory that the Varnish caching platform can employ to cache site content is 3 GB, which is quite enough for a vast collection of repeatedly visited websites, so your dedicated server will be able to handle a substantial system load while your Internet site visitors are having a seamless browsing experience. As your dedicated server will come with several different dedicated IPs, you’ll be able to use Varnish’s full potential.