Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web application accelerator tool that can accelerate the loading speed of a site by up to one thousand percent, 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 opens it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will load significantly faster, since the Varnish platform can serve content many times faster than any web server software. The end result will be a substantially faster loading site, which leads to an enormously improved website browsing experience. In case any of the cached webpages is updated on the live website, the info that Varnish saves in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the users won’t end up seeing outdated information.
Varnish in Shared Web Hosting
Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each of our shared web hosting. You can add it to your account from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is available with all shared hosting plans and you will get a quite user-friendly GUI, which will give you complete control over the caching system. Using 1-click fast-access buttons, you can restart or turn off any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer be enabled for a certain website. You can also see an exhaustive system log file or clear the cache for any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your hosting plan, you will be able to select the maximum amount of system memory that will be at your disposal for data caching purposes and how many sites will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for top performance, you can assign a dedicated IP address to the websites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to take full advantage of your sites and to have a lot of pleased users.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
Varnish is a feature, which is included as standard with all semi-dedicated servers that we’re offering and you can use it for load distribution purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The data caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can use it with any Internet site that you host in your semi-dedicated server account. In case you are in need of more, you can increase the system memory allowance. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 MB through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The same section will permit you to enable more instances as well, if you wish to use Varnish with multiple Internet sites. The two things can be added independently – you can cache the content of a single large-scale Internet site or run several different Internet sites with the default memory allocation. You can take full advantage of Varnish if you use a dedicated IP and you can get one with your semi-dedicated plan as well. Hepsia will give you complete control over the platform and, with no more than a click, you’ll be able to clear the cache, to check a system log or to restart an instance.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can use Varnish with all our VPS server plans at no extra charge, since the caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The one and only precondition is that the Virtual Private Server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your Internet sites with just a few clicks. Each Virtual Private Server package features a different amount of system memory for caching purposes, but you will get at least several hundred megabytes, which is quite sufficient even for several resource-heavy sites. Shortly after you enable Varnish, it will start caching the content that your visitors browse, so you will notice the much faster site load times and the decreased load on the VPS in no time. The caching platform will allow you to use a less high-priced server, as you won’t need that many resources to warrant the uninterrupted operation of your Internet sites even if you manage resource-requiring sites with lots of visitors. Best results are accomplished if the sites which use Varnish use also a dedicated IP.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
All dedicated servers that are ordered with the in-house built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you’ll get with the dedicated machine. The Varnish platform can be activated and administered with ease via Hepsia’s easy-to-navigate GUI and, with no more than one single click, you can see an in-depth system log, add or reboot an instance, clear the cached content associated with any site and much more. Shortly after you activate Varnish for a given domain or subdomain, it will start caching the webpages accessed by your site visitors and as soon as it has cached enough web content, you’ll observe a tremendously better site performance and a decreased server load. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you will be able to use the platform for workload balancing purposes even if you run an enormous number of websites on the server.