Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a website accelerator tool that can improve the loading speed of a site by up to one thousand percent, based on its content. Anytime a visitor accesses any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor loads it again. Thus, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will load considerably faster, since the Varnish caching platform can deliver data many times faster than any server software. The result is a significantly faster loading site, which leads to a greatly improved visitor experience. If any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual site, the info that Varnish caches in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the site visitors will never end up seeing old information.
Varnish in Shared Web Hosting
We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each shared web hosting and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your shared web hosting account through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There are two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one pertains to the number of the Internet sites that you wish to use Varnish for and the second one, which is offered in increments of 32 MB, refers to the maximum amount of content that the platform can cache at any given moment. Hepsia’s time and effort saving graphical interface will allow you to terminate or to reboot any instance, to see exhaustive system logs or to delete 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 Internet site will load significantly faster, meaning more happy website visitors and potential clients.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated servers that we are offering will permit you to use Varnish once your brand-new semi-dedicated server account has been set up, as the platform is available by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the second your account is enabled, so you can use this workload balancing software as soon as your site has been published on the Internet. In case you need more memory, you can add 32 MB at a time from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated machine right away. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not bound directly to the amount of system memory that you use, which goes to say that you’ll have more versatility. The platform will greatly decrease the load on the semi-dedicated server that your websites cause, so your site visitors can enjoy fast-loading pages. You’ll be able to manage the Varnish platform without efforts through your Control Panel using fast-access controls. You will be able to start/shut down any of the instances that you’ve got, to clear the cached data associated with any of your sites or to view system logs.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will get the Varnish caching platform at no additional cost and you will exert full control over it via a truly simple-to-navigate interface – you’ll be able to start, to cancel or to reboot an instance, to check a detailed system log, to clear the cache for any site and much more. Varnish will have several GB of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you run resource-intensive Internet sites with a lot of visitors, you will notice the significantly better site load speeds and the reduced load on your server. This will become a fact soon after you begin using Varnish, since it will require some time to cache the website content that people open. You can make the most of the platform’s potential in case the websites that are using it use also a dedicated IP address, but owing to the fact that your server includes a few IPs by default, you will not have to pay anything on top of your monthly fee for the server itself.