Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches info for faster response times. It’s occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and its users. When a visitor accesses a particular web page, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server processes this request and delivers the necessary content. If Varnish is activated for a certain site, it will cache the pages at the very first visit and in case the visitor visits a cached page for a second time, the info will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the server. The accelerated loading speed is an end result of the much faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers as compared to any web server software. Of course, this does not mean that the visitors will keep seeing the very same content over and over again, as any update on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish keeps in its memory.
Varnish in Shared Hosting
Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with all our shared plans
. You can add it to your web hosting account through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with all shared packages and you will get a really easy-to-use interface, which will grant you full control over the caching system. Using 1-click quick-access controls, you can restart or remove any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer work for a particular site. You can also see an elaborate system log file or delete the cache associated with any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your shared web hosting plan, you will be able to choose the maximum amount of memory that will be at your disposal for data caching purposes and the number of the websites that will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for optimal performance, you can assign a dedicated IP to the websites that will use Varnish. This will permit you to get the most out of your sites and to have many satisfied site visitors.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
Varnish comes by default with all Linux semi-dedicated servers
offered by our company and you can use it for load balancing purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The Varnish content caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can employ it with any website that you host in the semi-dedicated server account. In case you need more, you can increase the system memory allocation. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 MB through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The exact same Upgrades section will enable you to enable more instances as well, if you wish to use the Varnish caching platform with more websites. The two things can be ordered independently – you can cache the content of one popular Internet site or use several sites with the default memory quota. You can get the most out of the Varnish caching platform in case you have a dedicated IP address and you can get one with your semi-dedicated plan as well. Hepsia will grant you full control over the caching platform and, with no more than one single click, you will be able to clear the cached data, to check a system log or to reboot an instance.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can take advantage of Varnish with any of our VPS server
packages at no additional cost, as the caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The one and only precondition is that the virtual machine must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you’ll be able to activate Varnish for any of your websites with just a few clicks of the mouse. Each package comes with a different amount of system memory for caching purposes, but you’ll get minimum several hundred megabytes, which is quite enough even for multiple traffic-consuming sites. Shortly after you set up Varnish, it will begin caching the content that your site visitors access, so you’ll notice the tremendously better webpage load times and the decreased load on the VPS in no time. The Varnish caching platform will permit you to use a less costly VPS, as you won’t require that many resources to ensure the uninterrupted operation of your Internet sites even if you own resource-hungry sites with numerous visitors. Optimal results are accomplished if the websites that use the Varnish caching platform use also a dedicated IP.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
When you need a powerful website hosting solution and you buy one of the Linux dedicated web hosting plans
that we are offering, you can use the Varnish caching platform to improve the overall performance of your websites at no extra charge as long as the server is ordered with our next-generation Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its user-friendly interface will enable you to keep track of platform processes, to clear the cache or to restart any instance with one single click of the mouse. The minimum amount of system memory that the caching platform can employ to cache content is 3 GB, which is more than enough for an immense selection of repeatedly visited sites, so your server will be able to handle a massive load while your visitors are enjoying a seamless browsing experience. Since your dedicated server will come with several dedicated IPs, you’ll be able to use Varnish’s maximum potential.