Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web app accelerator tool that can increase the speed of a site by up to one thousand percent, based on the content itself. 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 if the visitor opens it again. In this way, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will open much faster, as Varnish can deliver content many times faster than any server software. The result will be a considerably faster loading site, which leads to an improved website browsing experience. If any of the cached pages is updated on the actual site, the content that Varnish saves in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the visitors won’t end up seeing outdated data.
Varnish in Shared Hosting
You can take advantage of Varnish’s full potential and increase the speed of your websites regardless of the shared hosting plan that you have selected and you can activate and set up the platform with a couple of mouse clicks from the easy-to-use GUI offered by our avant-garde Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the procedure, you will be able to choose two different things – how many Internet sites will employ the Varnish caching platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much data will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 MB and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can use more instances with less memory and the other way around. If you have plenty of content on a particular Internet site and you get a lot of website visitors, more memory will give you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the Varnish platform. Hepsia will offer you easy one-click buttons for deleting or restarting any instance, for erasing the cache for each Internet site and for seeing exhaustive logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
Varnish is included as standard with all Linux semi-dedicated plans that we are offering and you can use it for workload balancing purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The Varnish platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can use it with any Internet site that you host in your account. In case you need more, you can increase the system memory allocation. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 megabytes in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The very same section will permit you to activate more instances as well, in case you would like to use the Varnish platform with multiple Internet sites. The two things can be added independently – you can cache the content of one single popular site or run a number of sites with the default memory. You can get the most out of Varnish if you use a dedicated IP and you can order one with your semi-dedicated server package as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will grant you total control over the caching platform and, with no more than one click, you’ll be able to clear the cached content, to see a system log or to restart an instance.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can use Varnish with any of our VPS server packages at no extra charge, since the platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The only prerequisite is that the Virtual Private Server must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you will be able to set up Varnish for any of your websites with just a couple of mouse clicks. Each VPS package comes with a different amount of system memory for data caching purposes, but you will get minimum several hundred megabytes, which is enough even for several traffic-heavy websites. Soon after you activate Varnish, it will start caching the content that your site visitors access, so you’ll notice the tremendously faster webpage load times and the less load on the machine in no time. The Varnish caching platform will allow you to use a less high-priced virtual machine, since you won’t need that many resources to ensure the proper operation of your Internet sites even if you own resource-demanding sites with plenty of visitors. Maximum results are accomplished if the websites which use the Varnish caching platform use also a dedicated IP.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
If you need a powerful website hosting solution and you acquire any of the Linux dedicated web hosting plans offered by us, you’ll be able to use the Varnish caching platform to improve the performance of your sites at no additional cost as long as the dedicated machine is ordered with our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel. Its simple-to-use graphical interface will enable you to keep an eye on system processes, to delete the cached contents or to reboot any instance with one single mouse click. The minimum amount of memory that the caching platform can employ to cache Internet site content is three gigabytes, which is quite enough for a huge number of popular websites, so your dedicated server will be able to deal with a substantial system load while your Internet site visitors are having a seamless web browsing experience. As your server will come with several dedicated IP addresses, you will be able to use Varnish’s maximum capacity.