Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches information for quicker response times. It’s sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and an Internet browser. When a website visitor accesses a particular page, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the web server handles this browser request and sends back the necessary info. If Varnish is enabled for a given site, it will cache its pages on the first request and if the user accesses a cached page for a second time, the info will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the server. The boosted load speed is an end result of the substantially faster response speed that Varnish offers as compared to any web server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the users will keep being served the exact same content again and again, as any modification on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish saves in its system memory.
Varnish in Shared Hosting
You can take advantage of Varnish’s potential and accelerate your sites’ load speed regardless of the shared hosting package that you have selected and you can activate and set up the data caching platform with several mouse clicks via the easy-to-use GUI offered by our advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the procedure, you’ll be able to select two separate things – how many Internet sites will use Varnish, in other words – the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can order more instances with less memory and vice versa. In case you’ve got plenty of content on a certain website and you draw plenty of site visitors, more memory will guarantee you a better result. You may also consider using a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use Varnish. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you simple one-click controls for turning off or rebooting any instance, for clearing the cache for each Internet site and for checking elaborate system logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
Varnish is a feature, which is offered by default with all Linux semi-dedicated servers offered by us and you can use it for workload distribution purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The Varnish platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can employ it with any Internet site that you host in your semi-dedicated account. If you need more than that, you can increase the system memory allocation. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 megabytes through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The same Upgrades section will enable you to add more instances too, in case you want to use Varnish with multiple sites. The two things can be ordered independently – you can cache the content of a single resource-requiring website or run several different websites with the default memory allocation. You can take full advantage of the Varnish platform in case you have a dedicated IP address and you can order one with your semi-dedicated package as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will grant you total control over the platform and, with no more than one single mouse click, you’ll be able to delete the cache, to check a log file or to reboot an instance.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can take advantage of Varnish with any of our VPS server plans at no additional cost, as the content caching platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The only condition is that the VPS server must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you’ll be able to set up Varnish for any of your sites with only a few clicks of the mouse. Each Virtual Private Server plan offers a different amount of system memory for content caching purposes, but you’ll get minimum several hundred MB, which is quite sufficient even for multiple traffic-heavy websites. Soon after you set up Varnish, it will start caching the content that your visitors request, so you will notice the significantly better page load speeds and the decreased load on the VPS in no time. The platform will permit you to use a less expensive virtual machine, since you will not require that many resources to ensure the uninterrupted operation of your Internet sites even if you have traffic-hungry Internet sites with a lot of visitors. Best results are achieved if the sites that use the Varnish caching platform use also a dedicated IP address.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
All dedicated servers that are ordered with the tailor-made Hepsia hosting Control Panel feature Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you’ll get with the dedicated server. The Varnish platform can be enabled and administered without any effort through the Hepsia Control Panel’s intuitive graphical interface and, with no more than one mouse click, you can view an in-depth system log, add or restart an instance, clear the cached data associated with any website and much more. Soon after you activate the Varnish platform for a given domain or subdomain, it will start caching the webpages loaded by the visitors and once it has cached enough web content, you’ll witness a tremendously faster website performance in addition to a decreased load on the dedicated machine. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at three gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the software platform for workload balancing purposes even if you host a huge number of websites on the machine.