Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a website accelerator tool that can increase the load speed of a site by up to one thousand percent, depending on its content. Anytime 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 loads it again. Thus, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will open substantially faster, since Varnish can serve information many times faster than any web server software. The end result will be a considerably faster loading page, which means a much-improved website browsing experience. When any of the cached pages is updated on the actual Internet site, the data that Varnish keeps in its memory is updated too, so the users will never end up seeing old information.

Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each cloud website hosting plan and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your hosting account via the Upgrades section in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two different things that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that you wish to employ Varnish for and the second one, which is offered in increments of 32 megabytes, indicates the maximum amount of content that the platform can cache at any given time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s user-friendly GUI will enable you to deactivate or to reboot any instance, to view comprehensive logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just a click. For optimum results, you can use a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your site will open much faster, meaning more happy site users and potential customers.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Varnish content caching platform is included in the standard service set that you will acquire in case you decide to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can set it up for any of your websites via our leading-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default system memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache data is 64 megabytes, but in case you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this memory from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the sites that can use this platform simultaneously. Since these two features are not linked to each other, you can use a few websites with the default memory or you can order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for one single website. The Varnish platform performs best if you allocate a dedicated IP to the websites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you a simple means of rebooting any instance. What’s more, you’ll be able to clear the cached content with just one single mouse click.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take full advantage of the workload balancing potential of Varnish with each of our VPS web hosting plans if you choose Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel. The content caching platform is available by default and the amount of memory that it will be able to use to cache the content of your websites is dependent upon the given Virtual Private Server plan that you have chosen, but even with the lower-end plans, you will have no less than several hundred MB of system memory at your disposal solely for content caching purposes. This amount is sufficient enough to improve the overall performance of numerous websites. It’ll take a little time for you to see the results, as the Varnish platform caches the content that site visitors open, but soon thereafter you’ll notice the considerably less load on your Virtual Private Server and the increased website browsing speed. The Varnish platform will permit you to make use of a lower-end Virtual Private Server package for Internet sites that would usually need a more high-priced web hosting service.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll acquire the Varnish content caching platform at no additional fee and you will exert complete control over it via a quite simple-to-work-with GUI – you will be able to start, to disable or to reboot an instance, to see an in-depth system log, to clear the cache associated with any Internet site and much more. Varnish will have several GB of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you manage heavy Internet sites with an immense number of visitors, you will notice the much faster web page load times and the less load on the dedicated server. This will happen shortly after you start using Varnish, as it will need some time to cache the website content that people open. You can take full advantage of the platform’s capacity in case the Internet sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP, but considering the fact that your server includes a few IPs by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of your monthly charge for the machine itself.