Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web application accelerator tool that can improve the loading speed of a website by up to 1000%, based on the content itself. Whenever a visitor opens any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor opens it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will load significantly faster, since the Varnish caching platform can deliver data many times faster than any web server software. The end result is a considerably faster loading page, which means a much-improved browsing experience. If any of the cached webpages is updated on the live Internet site, the info that Varnish keeps in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the website visitors will never end up seeing outdated content.
Varnish in Shared Hosting
Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each of our shared plans. You can add it to your website hosting account through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with all shared hosting packages and you’ll get a very simple-to-use graphical interface, which will give you full control over the caching system. Using 1-click fast-access buttons, you can restart or terminate any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer be activated for a specific website. You can also view a detailed log or delete the cache for any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your web hosting plan, you will be able to select the maximum amount of system memory that will be available to you for data caching purposes and how many websites will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for optimal performance, you can set a dedicated IP for the sites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to get the most out of your websites and to have a lot of gratified website visitors.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can take advantage of Varnish with any of our VPS server plans at no additional charge, as the platform is pre-installed and is included by default. The sole condition is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia 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 package comes with a different amount of memory for caching purposes, but you’ll get no less than several hundred megabytes, which is quite enough even for multiple traffic-heavy Internet sites. Shortly after you enable Varnish, it will begin caching the content that your website visitors open, so you will notice the tremendously better webpage load times and the decreased load on the machine in no time. Varnish will allow you to use a less costly Virtual Private Server, as you will not require that much power to sustain the uninterrupted operation of your sites even if you own resource-consuming Internet sites with many visitors. Optimum results are achieved if the sites that use the Varnish caching platform also use a dedicated IP.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
You can use Varnish to increase the load speed of any website that is hosted on a dedicated server from us if the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the platform ready for use at no extra fee, but you will also have full control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s user-friendly GUI. It’ll take only one single click to start or delete an instance or to clear the cached data for any website that is using the Varnish platform and in case you are more proficient, you can also check the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 GB of system memory for site content caching purposes, so even in case you host numerous Internet sites on your dedicated server and they all use the Varnish caching platform, the improvement in their performance will be detectable. You will only have to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever web pages the site visitors browse on their end. The platform works best if the Internet sites use a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that our servers come with 3 free IPs, you will have all that you need.