Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web app accelerator that can accelerate the load speed of a site by up to one thousand percent, depending on its content. Whenever a visitor opens 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 processed by the server and the web page will open substantially faster, since the Varnish platform can serve information many times faster than any server software. The end result will be a much faster loading page, which means an improved website browsing experience. In case any of the cached webpages is updated on the actual site, the content that Varnish keeps in its memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the site visitors will never see out-of-date data.
Varnish in Website Hosting
Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux website hosting service and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your shared account through the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one pertains to the number of the sites that you want to use Varnish for and the second one, which is offered in increments of 32 MB, refers to the maximum amount of data that the platform can cache at any given moment. Hepsia’s time and effort saving graphical interface will allow you to stop or to restart any instance, to view in-depth system logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just one click. For optimum results, you can use a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your site will open significantly faster, which means more satisfied visitors and prospective customers.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Varnish is part of the default service set that you’ll receive when you choose to host your websites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can activate it for any of your websites through our advanced Hepsia Control Panel. The default amount of memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache data is 64 MB, but in case you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this amount from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the sites that can use this caching platform at the same time. Since these two features aren’t linked to each other, you can use several sites with the default memory or you can order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for one single Internet site. The Varnish caching platform works best when you get a dedicated IP for the websites that utilize its power. Hepsia will offer you a simple way of restarting any instance. On top of that, you will be able to clear the cached files with just a click.
Varnish in VPS
Varnish comes by default with all Linux VPS that we’re offering as long as the virtual server is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can optimize the overall performance of your websites with just a couple of mouse clicks. The more powerful the plan, the more memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a lower-end plan, the platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you have several different sites, you will notice a great reduction in the overall server load and a substantially faster web page load speed. The Varnish caching platform will need to work for a little while as the users navigate the web pages and once the content has been cached, you will observe the effect. One of the benefits of employing Varnish is that a less powerful and less expensive plan will accomplish the exact same job as a more high-priced one without the caching platform, so not only will your Internet sites work much better, but you’ll also save some cash.
Varnish in Dedicated Hosting
You can employ Varnish in order to boost the load speed of any website that’s hosted on a dedicated server from us if the Hepsia Control Panel is pre-installed on the machine. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready to be used at no extra cost, but you will also exert complete control over it via Hepsia’s easy-to-use interface. It will take only one click of the mouse to start or disable an instance or to delete the cached content for any site that’s using Varnish and if you’re more knowledgeable, you can also check the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 GB of virtual memory for website content caching purposes, so even in case you host a lot of websites on your machine and they all use the Varnish caching platform, the improvement in their overall performance will be noticeable. You will just need to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever pages the site visitors access on their end. The platform performs best if the Internet sites use a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that our dedicated servers come with three free-of-charge IPs, you’ll have all that you need.