Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web application accelerator tool that can increase the loading speed of a website by up to 1000%, based on its content. Every 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 when the visitor accesses it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will load much faster, as the Varnish caching platform can serve content many times faster than any server software. The end result will be a considerably faster loading page, which means an immensely improved visitor experience. If any of the cached web pages is updated on the live site, the info that Varnish keeps in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the website visitors won’t end up seeing old data.
Varnish in Cloud Hosting
In case you host your sites under a cloud hosting account with us, you’ll be able to add Varnish with a few mouse clicks through your hosting Control Panel. The platform is available as an optional upgrade with all our hosting packages and you can select the number of the websites that will use it and the maximum storage space that will be available for the cached data. The two upgradeable features in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the amount of memory and the number of instances and they are not tied directly to each other, so you can choose whether you need lots of memory for one single large-scale website or less memory for several smaller ones. You can unleash the full potential of Varnish in case the sites use a dedicated IP. With the Control Panel, you can effortlessly start/reboot/shut down an instance, clear the cached data individually for each website which uses Varnish or see a comprehensive log.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting come with Varnish by default, so you can use the web application accelerator tool and improve the loading speed of any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You’ll get 64 megabytes of system memory particularly for Varnish at no extra charge and you can add an instance with no more than a couple of clicks of the mouse through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated server plans. In case you need more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be available to you momentarily. You can also add more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can choose if plenty of content will be cached for one website or whether the available memory will be used by several websites. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to restart or to delete any instance, to check the system log associated with it or to clear the cached data using one-click buttons. To take full advantage of Varnish, you can allocate a dedicated IP address to the Internet sites that will employ it.
Varnish in VPS Web Hosting
You can use Varnish with any of our virtual private server packages at no additional charge, since the content caching platform is pre-installed and is included by default. The only requirement is that the VPS must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you’ll be able to set up Varnish for any of your Internet sites with just a couple of clicks. Each plan features a different amount of memory for content caching purposes, but you will have no less than several hundred MB, which is quite sufficient even for multiple popular Internet sites. Shortly after you activate Varnish, it will start caching the content that your website visitors browse, so you’ll notice the much better webpage load times and the decreased load on your server very soon. The Varnish platform will allow you to use a less pricey virtual machine, since you will not need that much power to warrant the uninterrupted operation of your sites even if you run heavy-traffic Internet sites with multiple visitors. Optimal results are achieved if the Internet sites that use the Varnish platform use also a dedicated IP.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting
You can use Varnish in order to optimize the loading speed of any website that’s hosted on a dedicated server from our company when the Hepsia Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the caching platform ready for use at no extra fee, but you will also exert total control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with interface. It will take only one single click of the mouse to start or delete an instance or to delete the cached files associated with any Internet site that’s using Varnish and if you are more trained, you can also see the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than three gigabytes of memory for site content caching purposes, so even in case you run plenty of Internet sites on your machine and they all use the platform, the improvement in their overall performance will be evident. You’ll just need to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever webpages the visitors browse on their end. The platform works best if the Internet sites use a dedicated IP address, but since our dedicated servers include 3 free IP addresses, you’ll have everything you need.