Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a website accelerator that can improve the loading speed of a site by up to one thousand percent, based on its content. Every 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 opens it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will load tremendously faster, since the Varnish caching platform can serve data many times faster than any web server software. The result is a much faster loading page, which means a much-improved browsing experience. In case any of the cached web pages is updated on the live website, the info that Varnish saves in its memory is updated as well, so the site visitors will not see out-of-date info.
Varnish in Cloud Hosting
Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each of our cloud hosting. You can add it to your website hosting account through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared plans and you will get a quite easy-to-use GUI, which will give you complete control over the content caching platform. Using 1-click quick-access controls, you can restart or cancel any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer work for a specific site. You can also see a comprehensive log or erase the cache for any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your shared hosting plan, you’ll be able to select the maximum amount of memory that will be at your disposal for content caching purposes and how many sites will use Varnish. You can always add more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for top performance, you can assign a dedicated IP address to the sites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to take full advantage of your Internet sites and to have numerous happy website visitors.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Varnish caching platform is included in the basic set of services that you’ll receive if you decide to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can activate it for any of your websites via our next-generation Hepsia Control Panel. The default system memory that Varnish can use to cache data is 64 megabytes, but in case you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this amount of memory from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the websites that can use this caching platform at the same time. As these two features are not linked to each other, you can use a few websites with the default amount of memory or you can order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for a single web site. The Varnish platform performs best if you assign a dedicated IP to the Internet sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you a simple way of restarting any instance. In addition, you’ll be able to delete the cached content with just one single click.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
You can employ Varnish in order to boost the loading speed of any site 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 platform ready to be used at no additional charge, but you will also exert total control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-navigate graphical interface. It’ll take only one click to start or deactivate an instance or to delete the cached files for any Internet site that’s using the Varnish platform and if you are more advanced, you can also see the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 GB of system memory for website content caching purposes, so even in case you host a lot of Internet sites on your dedicated server and they all use the Varnish caching platform, the difference in their overall performance will be distinguishable. You will only have to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever webpages the site visitors browse on their end. The Varnish platform performs best when the sites use a dedicated IP address, but since our servers include three cost-free IPs, you will have all that you need.