Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web application accelerator that can accelerate the 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 opens it again. Thus, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will load considerably faster, as the Varnish caching platform can serve content many times faster than any server software. The end result is a much faster loading website, which leads to an improved website browsing experience. If any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual Internet site, the info that Varnish keeps in its system memory is updated too, so the visitors won’t see old data.
Varnish in Hosting
In case you host your sites in a hosting account with us, you will be able to activate Varnish with a few clicks of the mouse through your Control Panel. The platform is offered as an optional upgrade with all our shared hosting packages and you can select how many websites will use it and the total amount of system memory that will be used for the cached data. The two upgradeable features in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the amount of memory and the number of instances and they aren’t directly tied to each other, so you can choose if you want a lot of memory for one single large-sized website or less memory for several smaller ones. You can make use of the full potential of the Varnish platform if the sites use a dedicated IP address. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can effortlessly start/reboot/deactivate an instance, delete the cached contents independently for each site which employs the Varnish platform or view an in-depth log.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All our Linux semi-dedicated packages come with Varnish by default, so you can make use of the web app accelerator and increase the speed of any website that you host on our platform. You’ll get 64 MB of system memory particularly for Varnish at no additional charge and you’ll be able to activate an instance with no more than a couple of mouse clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated plans. In case you want more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 MB in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be at your disposal instantly. You can also order more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can choose if a lot of content will be cached for a single website or if the available memory will be utilized by several websites. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to restart or to cancel any instance, to view the system log file associated with it or to delete the cached files using one-click buttons. To take full advantage of Varnish, you can allocate a dedicated IP to the websites that will use it.
Varnish in VPS Web Hosting
The Varnish content caching platform comes by default with each of the Linux VPS web hosting packages offered by us given that the Virtual Private Server is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can improve the overall performance of your sites with just a few clicks. The more powerful the package, the more system memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a less powerful package, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you’ve got a number of websites, you will notice an immense decrease in the overall server load and a considerably faster web page loading speed. The platform will need to work for a while while the users navigate the site and once the site content has been cached, you’ll observe the results. One of the pluses of employing Varnish is that a less powerful and less expensive Virtual Private Server plan will accomplish the exact same job as a more high-priced one without the platform, so not only will your Internet sites perform better, but you’ll also spare some money.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting
You can employ Varnish to enhance the load speed of any site that is hosted on a dedicated server from our company if the Hepsia Control Panel is pre-installed on the machine. Not only will you get the content caching platform ready to be used at no additional cost, but you’ll also have total control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-navigate interface. It will take just one single mouse click to start or delete an instance or to delete the cached content associated with any site that’s using the Varnish platform and if you’re more competent, you can also view the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than three gigabytes of memory for content caching purposes, so even if you run a huge number of Internet sites on your dedicated server and they all use the Varnish platform, the improvement in their overall performance will be observable. You will simply have to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever web pages the visitors load on their end. The Varnish platform works best when the sites use a dedicated IP address, but since our servers include three free IP addresses, you will have all that you need.