Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web application accelerator tool that can increase the load speed of a website by up to one thousand percent, depending on the content itself. Each time a visitor opens any page on a site 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 handled by the server and the web page will load considerably faster, since the Varnish platform can serve data many times faster than any server software. The result will be a much faster loading website, which means an immensely improved visitor experience. If any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual site, the data that Varnish caches in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the visitors won’t end up seeing outdated info.
Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting
We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each and every cloud website hosting plan and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your account using the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that you’d like to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 32 MB, pertains to the total amount of data that the platform can cache at any particular time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s intuitive interface will enable you to stop or to reboot any instance, to check exhaustive system logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just a click. For optimum results, you can use a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will load tremendously faster, which means more satisfied site visitors and prospective customers.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
Varnish is a feature, which is offered as standard with all semi-dedicated plans offered by our company and you can use it for load balancing purposes. It is available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can use it with any site that you host in your account. In case you are in need of more than that, you can increase the memory allocation. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 megabytes in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The very same Upgrades section will allow you to create more instances as well, if you want to use Varnish with multiple Internet sites. The two upgrades can be added independently – you can cache the content of one large-size website or run a number of sites with the default memory quota. You can take full advantage of the Varnish caching platform if you use a dedicated IP and you can get one with your semi-dedicated plan as well. Hepsia will give you complete control over the caching platform and, with no more than one single mouse click, you’ll be able to clear the cache, to view a log or to reboot an instance.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
You can use Varnish to accelerate the load speed of any website that is hosted on a dedicated server with our company if the Hepsia Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready for use at no additional charge, but you will also have total control over it through Hepsia’s simple-to-work-with graphical interface. It will take just one single click to start or stop an instance or to clear the cached content associated with any website that is using Varnish and in case you’re more experienced, you can also browse the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 GB of virtual memory for website content caching purposes, so even in case you host numerous Internet sites on your dedicated server and they all use the Varnish platform, the difference in their performance will be observable. You will only need to wait for a little while until Varnish caches whatever pages the visitors access on their end. The Varnish platform performs best when the websites use a dedicated IP, but since our dedicated servers come with 3 cost-free IP addresses, you’ll have everything you need.