Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web app accelerator that can boost the speed of a website by up to 1000%, based on its content. Anytime 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 accesses it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will open much faster, since the Varnish caching platform can serve information many times faster than any server software. The result is a substantially faster loading website, which means an improved browsing experience. If any of the cached pages is updated on the live Internet site, the information that Varnish keeps in its memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the website visitors won’t end up seeing old data.
Varnish in Website Hosting
Our company offers Varnish as an optional upgrade with each Linux website hosting package and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your hosting account via the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two separate things that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one pertains to the number of the Internet sites that you want to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 32 MB, indicates the maximum amount of content that the platform can store at any particular time. Hepsia’s easy-to-use graphical interface will enable you to delete or to restart any instance, to check comprehensive logs or to clear the platform’s cache with just a click. For maximum results, you can use a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your website will open significantly faster, meaning more pleased site visitors and potential clients.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages include Varnish by default, so you can take advantage of the web application accelerator tool and boost the loading speed of any website that you host on our platform. You will get 64 MB of memory exclusively for Varnish at no extra charge and you can activate an instance with no more than a few mouse clicks through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated server packages. If you need more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be available to you instantaneously. You can also order more instances as an upgrade, so you can choose if a lot of data will be cached for a single website or whether the memory will be utilized by several Internet sites. Hepsia will permit you to reboot or to disable any instance, to see the system log file 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 sites which will use it.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll get the Varnish platform at no additional charge and you’ll have full control over it via a really easy-to-use GUI – you will be able to start, to disable or to reboot an instance, to check an exhaustive log, to clear the cached files associated with any Internet site and much more. The Varnish caching platform will have several GB of system memory at its disposal, so even if you own large-size Internet sites with a vast number of visitors, you will notice the much better site load times and the reduced load on the machine. This will become a fact shortly after you begin using the Varnish platform, as it will require some time to cache the content that users request. You can make the most of the platform’s potential in case the websites that are using it use also a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that your server includes several IP addresses by default, you won’t need to pay anything on top of the monthly charge for the machine itself.