Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web application accelerator that can improve the loading speed of a website by up to one thousand percent, based on its content. Each time a visitor accesses any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server in case the visitor loads it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will load tremendously faster, as the Varnish caching platform can serve content many times faster than any server software. The result will be a considerably faster loading page, which leads to an immensely improved browsing experience. If any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual website, the data that Varnish saves in its memory is updated as well, so the users will never end up seeing outdated info.
Varnish in Hosting
Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with all our hosting. You can add it to your account from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with all shared packages and you will get a really simple-to-work-with GUI, which will grant you full control over the caching platform. Using one-click quick-access buttons, you can reboot or disable any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer be enabled for a particular website. You can also check a comprehensive system log file or erase the cache associated with any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your shared web hosting plan, you’ll be able to select the total amount of system memory that will be at your disposal for caching purposes and the number of the sites that will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for top performance, you can get a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to get the most out of your websites and to have numerous happy users.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
Varnish is a feature, which comes by default with all semi-dedicated servers that we offer and you can use it for workload balancing purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The Varnish content caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can use it with any site that you host in the semi-dedicated server account. In case you need more, you can increase the system memory quota. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 megabytes through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The same section will permit you to create more instances as well, if you would like to use the Varnish caching platform with more Internet sites. The two things can be added independently – you can cache the content of a single large-sized site or run a number of Internet sites with the default memory allocation. You can take full advantage of the Varnish caching platform if you use a dedicated IP and you can order one with your semi-dedicated server package as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will grant you total control over the caching platform and, with no more than one single click of the mouse, you will be able to clear the cached content, to view a log or to restart an instance.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can use Varnish with all our VPS server plans at no additional fee, since the platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The one and only requirement is that the VPS must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your Internet sites with just a few mouse clicks. Each plan offers a different amount of system memory for caching purposes, but you’ll have at least several hundred MB, which is quite sufficient even for multiple resource-heavy websites. Shortly after you set up Varnish, it will start caching the content that your website visitors browse, so you’ll notice the substantially better page load speeds and the reduced load on your VPS server in no time. The caching platform will permit you to use a less high-priced VPS server, since you won’t need that many resources to sustain the correct operation of your Internet sites even if you run busy Internet sites with numerous visitors. Best results are achieved if the sites that use Varnish use also a dedicated IP.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
All dedicated servers which are ordered with the custom-built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is among the pre-installed software platforms that you will get with the dedicated machine. The Varnish caching platform can be enabled and administered without efforts from Hepsia’s simple-to-navigate graphical interface and, with no more than one click, you can see an elaborate system log, add or reboot an instance, delete the cached files for any Internet site and much more. Soon after you enable the Varnish platform for a given domain or subdomain, it will start caching the webpages opened by the visitors and as soon as it has cached enough web content, you’ll perceive a substantially better website performance plus a reduced load on the dedicated machine. With Varnish-dedicated system memory starting at 3 GB, you will be able to use the software platform for workload balancing purposes even if you host multiple websites on your dedicated machine.