Varnish is a web app accelerator platform, which caches info for quicker access. It’s sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and a web browser. When a visitor opens a specific webpage, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the web server handles this browser request and sends back the requested data. If Varnish is enabled for a given site, it will cache its pages on the first request and in case the visitor opens a cached page again, the data will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the server. The improved loading speed is an end result of the significantly faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers as compared with any server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the site visitors will keep seeing the same content again and again, since any modification on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish caches in its memory.
Varnish in Hosting
Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each hosting plan and if you want to use it, you can add it to your shared web hosting account through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There are two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one pertains to the number of the sites that you wish to use Varnish for and the second one, which is offered in increments of 32 megabytes, indicates the total amount of content that the platform can store at any particular moment. Hepsia’s simple-to-use graphical interface will permit you to switch off or to restart any instance, to see in-depth logs or to clear the platform’s cache with just a click. For best results, you can use a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your website will load substantially faster, meaning more happy site visitors and prospective customers.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated hosting plans that we are offering will allow you to use Varnish as soon as your new semi-dedicated server account is active, since the data caching platform is available by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the second your account is enabled, so you can use this workload distribution software once your website has been published on the Internet. In case you are in need of more memory, you can add 32 megabytes at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated machine in a flash. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not bound directly to the amount of memory that you use, which goes to say that you’ll have more flexibility. The Varnish platform will immensely reduce the server load caused by your sites, so your site visitors can enjoy fast-loading web pages. You’ll be able to manage Varnish without any effort from the Hepsia Control Panel using fast-access buttons. You’ll be able to start/disable any of the instances that you’ve got, to delete the cached files for any of your Internet sites or to view system log files.
Varnish in VPS Servers
We offer Varnish with all of the Hepsia-equipped VPS web hosting plans, so if you get a server with this hosting Control Panel, you will be able to make use of the content caching platform at no extra charge. The Varnish platform can utilize different amounts of memory for content caching purposes depending on the particular server configuration that you’ve chosen on the order form, but at any rate, this amount won’t be less than several hundred megabytes. This is more than enough to enhance the work of several large-scale Internet sites, so the better site loading speeds and the reduced load on your VPS will be discernible. The result may not be observable straight away, as the Varnish platform will require some time to cache the site content that visitors open, but soon after you enable it, you will feel its full potential. This platform will permit you to use a less powerful Virtual Private Server and to pay less money to get the very same performance you would get with a more powerful virtual machine without Varnish.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
You can use Varnish to speed up any website that is hosted on a dedicated server with us if the Hepsia Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready to be used at no extra charge, but you will also have complete control over it via Hepsia’s easy-to-work-with interface. It’ll take only one single click to start or cancel an instance or to clear the cached data for any Internet site that is using the Varnish platform and in case you are more proficient, you can also view the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than three gigabytes of memory for caching purposes, so even in case you run an immense number of sites on your dedicated server and they all use the Varnish platform, the difference in their overall performance will be apparent. You’ll simply need to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever webpages the site visitors access on their end. The platform works best if the sites use a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that our dedicated servers include three free-of-cost IP addresses, you’ll have all that you need.