Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web app accelerator tool that can boost the load speed of a site by up to 1000%, based on its content. Whenever a visitor opens any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server in case the visitor loads it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will open tremendously faster, since the Varnish caching platform can serve data many times faster than any server software. The result will be a much faster loading site, which leads to an enormously improved visitor experience. In case any of the cached pages is updated on the actual site, the data that Varnish caches in its memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the website visitors won’t see old data.
Varnish in Shared Website Hosting
Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with all our Linux shared website hosting. You can add it to your hosting account via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared plans and you will get a truly easy-to-use GUI, which will give you complete control over the content caching system. Using 1-click fast-access controls, you can reboot or shut down any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be activated for a specific website. You can also view an elaborate system log or erase the cache for any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your shared hosting plan, you will be able to choose the maximum amount of memory that will be available to you for content caching purposes and how many sites will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for best performance, you can assign a dedicated IP address to the websites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to get the most out of your websites and to have many happy site users.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we are offering will allow you to use Varnish as soon as your new account has been set up, as the caching platform is available by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the second your account is activated, so you can make use of this workload balancing software as soon as your site has been published to the web. In case you’re in need of more memory, you can add 32 MB at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated machine momentarily. You can also increase the number of the websites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly tied to the amount of memory that you use, which means that you will have more versatility. The caching platform will significantly lower the load on the semi-dedicated machine caused by your sites, so your visitors can enjoy fast-opening web pages. You’ll be able to manage Varnish with no effort through your Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access controls. You’ll be able to start/terminate any of the instances that you’ve got, to clear the cached data associated with any of your sites or to see system logs.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
You can employ Varnish to improve the load speed of any website that’s hosted on a dedicated server with our company if the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed on the machine. Not only will you get the caching platform ready to be used at no extra fee, but you’ll also have full control over it via Hepsia’s user-friendly GUI. It’ll take only a click to start or delete an instance or to clear the cached data for any website that is using Varnish and in case you are more advanced, you can also see the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 GB of memory for data caching purposes, so even if you host numerous websites on your machine and they all use the Varnish caching platform, the difference in their overall performance will be apparent. You’ll simply need to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever content the website visitors browse on their end. The Varnish platform performs best when the websites use a dedicated IP address, but owing to the fact that our dedicated servers come with 3 free IP addresses, you will have everything you need.