Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web app accelerator tool that can improve the speed of a site by up to one thousand percent, based 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 if the visitor loads it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will load substantially faster, since the Varnish platform can deliver data many times faster than any server software. The result is a considerably faster loading website, which means a much-improved website browsing experience. If any of the cached pages is updated on the live website, the info that Varnish keeps in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the site visitors will not see out-of-date content.
Varnish in Cloud Hosting
Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every cloud plan and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your hosting account through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There are two different things that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one pertains to the number of the Internet sites that you would like to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 32 MB, shows the total amount of content that the platform can cache at any given time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s time and effort saving GUI will enable you to remove or to reboot any instance, to view elaborate system logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just one click. For best results, you can employ a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your site will load considerably faster, meaning more pleased users and prospective customers.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our semi-dedicated plans include Varnish by default, so you can take advantage of the web application accelerator and enhance the load speed of any site that you host on our platform. You will get 64 MB of memory exclusively for the Varnish accelerator at no additional charge and you can activate an instance with no more than a couple of clicks of the mouse through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated plans. If you want more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 MB in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be available to you straight away. You can also add more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can choose whether lots of data will be cached for a single site or whether the memory will be utilized by several sites. Hepsia will permit you to restart or to shut down any instance, to check the system log associated with it or to delete the cached files using 1-click buttons. To get the most out of Varnish, you can set a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites which will use it.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can take advantage of Varnish with all our VPS server plans at no additional cost, as the data caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The only precondition is that the Virtual Private Server must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you’ll be able to set up Varnish for any of your sites with only a few mouse clicks. Each Virtual Private Server plan comes with a different amount of memory for data caching purposes, but you will get at least several hundred megabytes, which is enough even for several regularly visited Internet sites. Shortly after you enable the Varnish platform, it will start caching the content that your website visitors request, so you’ll notice the substantially better webpage load times and the reduced load on your server very soon. The Varnish platform will permit you to use a less pricey virtual server, as you will not require that much power to warrant the correct operation of your sites even if you run resource-intensive sites with numerous visitors. Optimal results are achieved if the Internet sites which use Varnish also use a dedicated IP address.