Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches data for quicker access. It is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and a browser. When a visitor opens a specific page, the content is requested by the browser, and then the web server handles this browser request and returns the required info. If Varnish is activated for a specific website, it will cache its pages on the first request and if the visitor visits a cached page once again, the info will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the web server. The improved loading speed is an end result of the substantially faster response speed that Varnish offers as compared with any web server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the site visitors will continue seeing the very same content over and over again, because any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform stores in its memory.
Varnish in Shared Hosting
If you host your websites in a shared hosting account with our company, you will be able to add Varnish with several clicks of the mouse through your hosting Control Panel. The caching platform is available as an optional upgrade with all our shared packages and you can choose the number of the sites that will use it and the maximum amount of system memory that will be used for the cached content. The two upgradeable features in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the amount of system memory and the number of instances and they’re not tied directly to each other, so you can decide whether you need plenty of memory for one single large-sized website or less memory for several smaller ones. You can make use of the full potential of Varnish if the websites use a dedicated IP address. With the hosting Control Panel, you can swiftly start/reboot/deactivate an instance, clear the cached content independently for each site that employs the Varnish platform or view an elaborate system log file.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
Varnish is a feature, which comes as standard with all semi-dedicated service that we are offering and you can use it for load distribution purposes. It is available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The Varnish content caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can employ it with any Internet site that you host in your account. If you are in need of more than that, you can increase the memory quota. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 MB through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The exact same section will allow you to add more instances as well, in case you wish to use Varnish with multiple sites. The two upgrades can be added separately – you can cache the content of one resource-demanding site or run several websites with the default memory. You can take full advantage of Varnish in case you’ve got a dedicated IP and you can order one with your semi-dedicated server package as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you complete control over the caching platform and, with no more than one click, you’ll be able to delete the cache, to view a system log or to restart an instance.
Varnish in VPS Servers
The Varnish caching platform comes by default with each of the VPS servers that we offer given that the virtual machine is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can improve the performance of your websites with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. The more powerful the plan, the more memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a lower-end package, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you’ve got several different sites, you will notice a noticeable reduction in the overall server load and a tremendously faster web page load speed. The platform will need to work for a while while the visitors browse the pages and once the site content has been cached, you’ll observe the effects. One of the pluses of using Varnish is that a less powerful and less expensive Virtual Private Server plan will do the same job as a more expensive one without the platform, so not only will your Internet sites work substantially better, but you will also save some cash.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
You can employ Varnish to enhance the loading speed of any website that is hosted on a dedicated server from our company when the Hepsia Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the platform ready for use at no extra cost, but you’ll also have total control over it via Hepsia’s simple-to-navigate GUI. It will take only one click to start or remove an instance or to clear the cache for any website that is using the Varnish platform and if you are more knowledgeable, you can also check the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 gigabytes of memory for caching purposes, so even if you host multiple Internet sites on your dedicated server and they all use the caching platform, the improvement in their performance will be obvious. You’ll just have to wait for a little while until Varnish caches whatever web pages the website visitors browse on their end. The Varnish platform works best if the websites use a dedicated IP address, but due to the fact that our servers include 3 charge-free IP addresses, you’ll have all that you need.