Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web accelerator that can accelerate the loading speed of a site by up to 1000%, based on its content. Anytime a visitor opens any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if 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 open tremendously faster, since the Varnish caching platform can serve data many times faster than any server software. The result is a significantly faster loading page, which leads to an immensely improved website browsing experience. When any of the cached pages is updated on the live site, the information that Varnish saves in its system memory is updated as well, so the website visitors will not end up seeing old data.
Varnish in Shared Hosting
We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux shared package and if you want to use it, you can add it to your hosting account via the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two different things that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the sites that you wish to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 32 megabytes, shows the total amount of data that the data caching platform can store at any given time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with GUI will enable you to turn off or to reboot any instance, to view exhaustive logs or to clear the platform’s cache with just click of the mouse. For optimum results, you can use a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your site will load significantly faster, meaning more pleased visitors and potential clients.
Varnish in VPS
We provide Varnish with all Hepsia-equipped Linux VPS packages, so in case you purchase a server with this Control Panel, you’ll be able to make the most of the data caching platform at no additional cost. The Varnish platform can utilize different amounts of system memory for data caching purposes depending on the specific Virtual Private Server plan that you’ve picked at signup, but in any case, this amount won’t be less than several hundred megabytes. This is quite enough to boost the performance of several different resource-intensive websites, so the faster page browsing speeds and the lowered load on your VPS will be noticeable. The effect may not be detectable momentarily, as Varnish will need some time to cache the website content that visitors access, but shortly after you enable it, you’ll feel its full capacity. This caching platform will permit you to use a lower-end VPS and to give less cash to get the same performance you’d get with a higher-end virtual machine without Varnish.
Varnish in Dedicated Hosting
If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will acquire the Varnish caching platform at no extra cost and you will have complete control over it via a very user-friendly graphical interface – you’ll be able to start, to disable or to restart an instance, to check an in-depth system log, to delete the cached data for any website and much more. The Varnish platform will have several GB of system memory at its disposal, so even if you run large-size sites with a huge number of visitors, you’ll notice the tremendously better site load times and the reduced load on your dedicated machine. This will happen soon after you start using Varnish, as it will require some time to cache the website content that people request. You can take full advantage of the platform’s capabilities in case the sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP address, but considering the fact that your server comes with a couple of IPs by default, you will not need to pay anything on top of your monthly fee for the server itself.