Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web application accelerator that can boost the speed of a website by up to one thousand percent, based on its content. Each time a visitor opens any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server in case the visitor loads it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will open much faster, since Varnish can serve content many times faster than any web server software. The end result will be a significantly faster loading page, which means an enormously improved website browsing experience. If any of the cached pages is updated on the live site, the data that Varnish saves in its memory is updated as well, so the website visitors won’t end up seeing out-of-date data.
Varnish in Hosting
If you host your Internet sites under a hosting account with us, you will be able to add Varnish with several clicks of the mouse via your Control Panel. The data caching platform is available as an optional upgrade with all our shared web hosting packages and you can select how many websites will use it and the total storage space that will be available for the cached content. The two features that can be upgraded in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the amount of memory and the number of instances and they are not linked directly to each other, so you can decide whether you need plenty of memory for one large website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can take advantage of the full potential of the Varnish platform if the sites use a dedicated IP. Using the Control Panel, you can effortlessly start/reboot/delete an instance, delete the cached content individually for each website which uses Varnish or check a detailed log file.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Varnish data caching platform is included in the basic set of services that you will get in case you decide to host your sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can configure it for any of your websites via our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel. The default amount of memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache data is 64 megabytes, but if 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, i.e. the number of the sites that can use this caching platform simultaneously. Since these two things are not linked to each other, you can use a couple of instances with the default amount of 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 allocate a dedicated IP to the sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with an easy way of rebooting any instance. In addition, you’ll be able to delete the cached contents with only one single click of the mouse.
Varnish in VPS Hosting
You can take advantage of Varnish with each of our virtual private server packages at no extra charge, since the content caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The sole condition is that the VPS must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you’ll be able to set up Varnish for any of your websites with just a few mouse clicks. Each plan includes a different amount of system memory for data caching purposes, but you’ll get minimum several hundred MB, which is sufficient even for multiple resource-absorbing sites. Soon after you enable Varnish, it’ll begin caching the content that your visitors browse, so you will notice the substantially better webpage loading speeds and the reduced load on the virtual machine in no time. The caching platform will permit you to use a less expensive virtual machine, since you will not need that much power to warrant the uninterrupted operation of your websites even if you manage resource-consuming websites with a lot of visitors. Best results are achieved if the sites which use Varnish use also a dedicated IP.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
You can use Varnish in order to optimize the speed of any website that is hosted on a dedicated server from us if the Hepsia Control Panel is pre-installed on the machine. Not only will you get the platform ready for use at no extra charge, but you will also have complete control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-navigate graphical interface. It’ll take only one single mouse click to start or discontinue an instance or to delete the cache associated with any Internet site that’s using Varnish and in case you are more knowledgeable, you can also see the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 gigabytes of virtual memory for content caching purposes, so even if you run an enormous number of websites on your machine and they all use the platform, the difference in their overall performance will be visible. You will just have to wait for a little while until Varnish caches whatever webpages the site visitors load on their end. The platform performs best if the Internet sites use a dedicated IP, but since our dedicated servers come with three free-of-cost IP addresses, you will have everything you need.