Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a website accelerator that can increase the loading speed of a site by up to 1000%, depending on the content itself. 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 if the visitor opens it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will open considerably faster, as Varnish can serve content many times faster than any server software. The result is a substantially faster loading site, which means a much-improved visitor experience. In case any of the cached pages is updated on the live Internet site, the info that Varnish stores in its memory is updated too, so the site visitors will never end up seeing old content.
Varnish in Shared Web Hosting
You can unlock Varnish’s full potential and optimize the load speed of your sites regardless of the shared web hosting package that you have chosen and you can add and configure the content caching platform with a couple of clicks from the user-friendly GUI offered by our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be able to select two different things – how many websites will employ the Varnish platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much data will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 MB and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can order more instances and less memory and vice versa. In case you have lots of content on a certain site and you get numerous site visitors, more memory will give you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the Varnish platform. Hepsia will offer you easy 1-click controls for disabling or restarting any instance, for deleting the cache for each site and for viewing comprehensive logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All our semi-dedicated hosting services include Varnish by default, so you can take full advantage of the web accelerator tool and accelerate any website that you host on our platform. You will get 64 MB of system memory dedicated to the Varnish accelerator at no extra charge and you can add an instance with no more than a few clicks of the mouse via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated packages. In case you want more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be available to you straight away. You can also order more instances as an upgrade, so you can choose whether a lot of content will be cached for a single site or if the memory will be used by different sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will enable you to restart or to delete any instance, to check the system log file associated with it or to clear the cached files using one-click controls. To take full advantage of Varnish, you can get a dedicated IP address for the sites that will employ it.
Varnish in VPS Hosting
You can take advantage of Varnish with all our virtual private server packages at no additional cost, since the caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The only prerequisite is that the virtual machine must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you’ll be able to activate Varnish for any of your websites with only a few mouse clicks. Each Virtual Private Server plan offers a different amount of memory for caching purposes, but you will have minimum several hundred MB, which is quite sufficient even for multiple large-scale Internet sites. Shortly after you set up the Varnish platform, it will start caching the content that your visitors browse, so you will notice the substantially faster website load speeds and the lowered load on your virtual server very soon. The platform will allow you to use a less pricey virtual server, since you will not need that much power to sustain the proper operation of your Internet sites even if you manage high-demand websites with many visitors. Optimum results are achieved if the sites that use Varnish use also a dedicated IP address.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll obtain the Varnish content caching platform at no additional fee and you’ll exert complete control over it via a quite easy-to-use GUI – you will be able to start, to cancel or to restart an instance, to view a detailed log, to delete the cached data for any site and much more. Varnish will have several GB of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you own resource-heavy sites with a large number of visitors, you will notice the significantly faster page load speeds and the reduced load on the dedicated server. This will happen soon after you begin using the Varnish platform, since it will need a certain amount of time to cache the web pages that visitors request. You can make the most of the platform’s potential in case the websites that are using it also use a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that your server includes a couple of IP addresses by default, you will not have to pay anything on top of the monthly charge for the machine itself.