Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches content for faster access. It is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and a browser. When a site visitor loads a given webpage, its content is requested by the browser, and then the web server handles this request and delivers the necessary info. If Varnish is enabled for a certain website, it will cache the pages on the first visit and if the visitor accesses a cached page again, the information will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the server. The increased loading speed is a result of the substantially faster response speed that Varnish offers as compared with any web server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the visitors will keep seeing the very same content again and again, since any update on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish keeps in its memory.
Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting
If you host your websites in a cloud web hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to add Varnish with a couple of mouse clicks via your hosting Control Panel. The platform comes as an upgrade with all our web hosting plans and you can choose the number of the websites that will use it and the total storage space that will be used for the cached data. The two upgradeable features in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the number of instances and the amount of memory and they aren’t directly linked to each other, so you can choose whether you need lots of memory for one large-scale website or less memory for several smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of Varnish in case the websites use a dedicated IP address. With the hosting Control Panel, you can effortlessly start/restart/cancel an instance, delete the cached files independently for each site which uses the Varnish platform or view a comprehensive system log file.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting come with Varnish by default, so you can make full use of the web app accelerator and accelerate the speed of any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You’ll get 64 MB of memory dedicated to Varnish at no extra charge and you can add an instance with no more than a couple of clicks through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated plans. In case you want more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 MB through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be available to you instantaneously. You can also add more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can choose if plenty of data will be cached for one website or whether the memory will be used by different Internet sites. Hepsia will enable you to restart or to cancel any instance, to check the system log file associated with it or to clear the cached content using 1-click controls. To take full advantage of Varnish, you can assign a dedicated IP address to the websites which will employ it.
Varnish in VPS Web Hosting
We provide Varnish with all of the Hepsia-managed Linux VPS web hosting services, so in case you purchase a VPS with this hosting Control Panel, you will be able to use the data caching platform at no extra fee. The Varnish platform can use different amounts of memory for caching purposes based on the specific server configuration that you’ve selected during the VPS order process, but at any rate, this amount will not be less than several hundred MB. This is more than enough to boost the overall performance of several different resource-demanding Internet sites, so the faster site load speeds and the reduced load on your virtual machine will be discernible. The effect may not be detectable straight away, since the Varnish platform will require a certain amount of time to cache the content that users open, but soon after you activate it, you’ll observe its full potential. This platform will permit you to use a less powerful Virtual Private Server and to pay less money to get the exact same performance you’d get with a more powerful machine without Varnish.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting
You can employ Varnish in order to accelerate the speed of any site that’s hosted on a dedicated server with our company if the Hepsia Control Panel is installed on the machine. Not only will you get the platform ready to be used at no extra charge, but you will also have total control over it via Hepsia’s user-friendly graphical interface. It will take only one mouse click to start or stop an instance or to clear the cache for any website that is using Varnish and if you’re more knowledgeable, you can also check the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 gigabytes of virtual memory for data caching purposes, so even in case you run an enormous number of sites on your server and they all use the Varnish platform, the difference in their performance will be visible. You’ll only have to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever web pages the website visitors browse on their end. The platform performs best when the Internet sites use a dedicated IP address, but due to the fact that our dedicated servers include 3 free-of-charge IP addresses, you will have everything you need.