Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web application accelerator tool that can improve the speed of a site by up to 1000%, depending on the content itself. Each time a visitor opens 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 handled by the server and the web page will open much faster, as the Varnish caching platform can serve content many times faster than any web server software. The end result will be a significantly faster loading page, which leads to an immensely improved website browsing experience. In case any of the cached pages is updated on the actual website, the data that Varnish stores in its memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the website visitors will never end up seeing out-of-date data.
Varnish in Shared Hosting
You can unlock Varnish’s potential and increase your sites’ speed regardless of the shared hosting plan that you’ve chosen and you can enable and set up the content caching platform with several clicks of the mouse using the easy-to-use interface offered by our next-generation Hepsia Control Panel. During the procedure, you’ll be able to select two separate things – how many Internet sites will employ the Varnish platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much info will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can add more instances and less memory and vice versa. In case you’ve got a lot of content on a certain website and you win a lot of visitors, more memory will give you a better result. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the Varnish caching platform. Hepsia will provide you with simple one-click buttons for turning off or rebooting any instance, for erasing the cache for any website and for seeing detailed logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Varnish data caching platform is part of the default set of services that you’ll obtain in case you choose to host your sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can enable it for any of your websites via our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel. The default amount of memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache content is 64 megabytes, but in case you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this amount of memory from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the websites that can use this caching platform at the same time. Since these two things aren’t tied to each other, you can use a couple of sites with the default memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for one single website. The Varnish caching platform works best when you set a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will provide you with an easy means of restarting any instance. In addition, you will be able to delete the cached files with only one click.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
You can use Varnish in order to accelerate the loading speed of any site that is hosted on a dedicated server from our company when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready to be used at no additional cost, but you will also exert total control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-navigate GUI. It will take only a click to start or delete an instance or to delete the cache associated with any site that’s using Varnish and in case you’re more trained, you can also see the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with at least three gigabytes of memory for site content caching purposes, so even in case you host a huge number of websites on your machine and they all use the caching platform, the difference in their overall performance will be detectable. You will just have to wait for a little while until Varnish caches whatever pages the site visitors access on their end. The platform works best when the sites use a dedicated IP address, but owing to the fact that our servers include 3 charge-free IPs, you’ll have all that you need.