Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web application accelerator that can boost the speed of a site by up to 1000%, depending on its content. Whenever a visitor accesses any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if the visitor accesses it again. In this way, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will open substantially faster, as Varnish can deliver content many times faster than any web server software. The end result is a considerably faster loading page, which leads to a greatly improved website browsing experience. If any of the cached pages is updated on the actual site, the information that Varnish caches in its system memory is updated too, so the site visitors will not see out-of-date info.
Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting
You can take advantage of Varnish’s full potential and accelerate your websites regardless of the cloud web hosting plan that you’ve chosen and you can enable and configure the content caching platform with a couple of clicks of the mouse from the simple-to-use GUI offered by our avant-garde Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be able to choose two different things – how many Internet sites will employ the Varnish platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 megabytes and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can add more instances with less memory and vice versa. In case you have plenty of content on a given site and you gain lots of visitors, more memory will give you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP for the websites that will use Varnish. Hepsia will provide you with easy 1-click buttons for switching off or restarting any instance, for erasing the cache for each website and for checking in-depth system logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages include Varnish by default, so you can make full use of the web app accelerator tool and improve the speed of any website that you host on our platform. You’ll get 64 megabytes of system memory dedicated to Varnish at no extra fee and you will be able to activate an instance with no more than a couple of clicks via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated server plans. In case you need more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 MB in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be available to you straight away. You can also add more instances as an upgrade, so you can choose if plenty of data will be cached for one site or if the available memory will be used by multiple sites. Hepsia will allow you to restart or to delete any instance, to view the system log file associated with it or to clear the cached files using one-click buttons. To take full advantage of Varnish, you can assign a dedicated IP to the sites that will use it.
Varnish in VPS Web Hosting
You can take advantage of Varnish with all our virtual private server packages at no additional charge, since the platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The sole precondition is that the virtual server must come with the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you’ll be able to activate Varnish for any of your Internet sites with just a couple of mouse clicks. Each plan features a different amount of system memory for content caching purposes, but you will have at least several hundred MB, which is sufficient even for several traffic-intensive Internet sites. Shortly after you set up the Varnish platform, it will begin caching the content that your visitors request, so you’ll notice the considerably faster site loading speeds and the reduced server load in no time. Varnish will permit you to use a less expensive Virtual Private Server, as you will not require that much power to sustain the correct operation of your Internet sites even if you manage traffic-heavy sites with lots of visitors. Maximum results are achieved if the Internet sites which use Varnish use also a dedicated IP address.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting
In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you will acquire the Varnish data caching platform at no additional fee and you’ll have complete control over it via a very easy-to-navigate GUI – you will be able to start, to terminate or to restart an instance, to browse a detailed log, to clear the cached files for any site and much more. Varnish will have several GB of system memory at its disposal, so even if you have resource-requiring websites with numerous visitors, you will notice the substantially faster page load times and the reduced server load. This will happen shortly after you begin using Varnish, as it will need a certain amount of time to cache the pages that visitors browse. You can make the most of the platform’s capabilities if the websites that are using it also use a dedicated IP address, but due to the fact that your server includes several IPs by default, you will not have to pay anything on top of the monthly fee for the server itself.