Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches content for the sake of faster response times. It is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and its users. When a site visitor accesses a given webpage, the content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server processes this browser request and returns the necessary information. If Varnish is enabled for a specific website, it will cache its pages at the first request and in case the user visits a cached page for a second time, the content will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the server. The improved load speed is a result of the much faster response time that the Varnish platform offers compared with any web server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the website visitors will keep seeing the same content again and again, because any modification on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish saves in its memory.
Varnish in Cloud Hosting
In case you host your sites in a cloud hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to add Varnish with several mouse clicks via your hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform is available as an optional upgrade with all our web hosting plans and you can select how many sites will use it and the maximum amount of system memory that will be used for the cached data. The two features that can be upgraded in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the amount of memory and the number of instances and they are not directly tied to each other, so you can choose whether you need a lot of memory for a single large site or less memory for several smaller ones. You can take advantage of the full potential of the Varnish caching platform in case the websites use a dedicated IP address. With the hosting Control Panel, you can quickly start/restart/deactivate an instance, clear the cached data individually for each site that employs Varnish or view a comprehensive log.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Varnish is a feature, which is included as standard with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting offered by us and you can use it for load distribution purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can employ it with any website that you host in the semi-dedicated account. If you’re in need of more, you can increase the system memory allowance. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 MB through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The same section will enable you to activate more instances as well, in case you would like to use the Varnish platform with more websites. The two upgrades can be added independently – you can cache the content of one single resource-requiring Internet site or use several sites with the default memory allocation. You can get the most out of the Varnish platform in case you’ve got a dedicated IP and you can get one with your semi-dedicated server package as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will grant you full control over the caching platform and, with no more than one single mouse click, you’ll be able to clear the cached files, to check a log file or to reboot an instance.
Varnish in VPS Hosting
We offer Varnish with all Hepsia-equipped VPS hosting, so in case you purchase a VPS with this Control Panel, you’ll be able to use the caching platform at no extra charge. The Varnish platform can utilize different amounts of system memory for data caching purposes based on the particular plan that you have selected on the order page, but nevertheless, this amount will not be less than several hundred MB. This is quite enough to enhance the performance of a number of large-sized websites, so the faster page browsing speeds and the decreased load on the Virtual Private Server will be perceivable. The effect may not be detectable instantly, as the Varnish platform will need a certain amount of time to cache the content that visitors browse, but shortly after you enable it, you’ll observe its full potential. This caching platform will permit you to use a lower-end server and to give less money to get the very same performance you’d get with a higher-end virtual machine without Varnish.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
All dedicated web hosting that are ordered with the in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed platforms that you will get with the server. The Varnish caching platform can be set up and administered with ease via the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-use interface and, with no more than one single mouse click, you can see a comprehensive system log, create or reboot an instance, delete the cached content for any website and much more. Soon after you enable Varnish for a particular domain or subdomain, it will start caching the pages browsed by your site visitors and once it has cached enough content, you’ll perceive a considerably better website performance as well as a reduced load. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the platform for load distribution purposes even if you run an immense number of websites on the dedicated server.