Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web accelerator that can improve the speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, based on the content itself. Whenever a visitor accesses any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when 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 tremendously faster, since the Varnish platform can deliver data many times faster than any server software. The end result is a substantially faster loading site, which means a much-improved browsing experience. When any of the cached webpages is updated on the live website, the content that Varnish caches in its memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the visitors won’t see old information.
Varnish in Shared Website Hosting
Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each Linux shared website hosting package and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your shared hosting account using the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There’re two separate things that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one depends on the number of the sites that you want to use Varnish for and the second one, which is offered in increments of 32 MB, shows the total amount of data that the platform can store at any given moment. The Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-use graphical interface will enable you to switch off or to restart any instance, to check in-depth logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For optimal results, you can employ a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your website will load considerably faster, meaning more pleased visitors and prospective customers.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All our Linux semi-dedicated packages come with Varnish by default, so you can make full use of the website accelerator and speed up any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You’ll get 64 MB of memory dedicated to the Varnish accelerator at no additional cost and you’ll be able to add an instance with no more than a couple of clicks via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated server packages. If you want more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be available to you instantly. You can also add more instances as an upgrade, so you can decide whether lots of data will be cached for a single website or whether the available memory will be used by different Internet sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will enable you to restart or to stop any instance, to see the system log associated with it or to clear the cached files using one-click controls. To get the most out of the Varnish accelerator, you can assign a dedicated IP to the websites that will use it.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
You can use Varnish in order to accelerate the speed of any website that is hosted on a dedicated server from us if the Hepsia Control Panel is pre-installed on the machine. Not only will you get the content caching platform ready to be used at no additional fee, but you will also exert total control over it through Hepsia’s easy-to-use graphical interface. It will take just one click of the mouse to start or stop an instance or to delete the cached files for any website that’s using the Varnish platform and if you are more tech-savvy, you can also view the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 gigabytes of memory for caching purposes, so even if you run many websites on your dedicated server and they all use the Varnish caching platform, the improvement in their performance will be evident. You’ll simply need to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever webpages the site visitors access on their end. The platform works best when the sites use a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that our servers include three free IPs, you will have everything you need.