Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches info for quicker access. It is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and a browser. When a website visitor loads a specific webpage, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server handles this request and returns the needed info. If Varnish is enabled for a given site, it will cache the pages on the very first request and if the visitor accesses a cached page for a second time, the info will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the server. The accelerated load speed is a result of the substantially faster response time that Varnish offers as compared to any web server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the site 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 system memory.
Varnish in Shared Hosting
We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each and every shared hosting and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your shared account through the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two different things that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the websites that you wish to use Varnish for and the second one, which is available in increments of 32 MB, shows the maximum amount of content that the content caching platform can store at any particular moment. The Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-use GUI will enable you to discontinue or to restart any instance, to see elaborate system logs or to clear the platform’s cache with just a click. For optimum results, you can employ a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your site will open significantly faster, which means more pleased users and prospective clients.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All our Linux semi-dedicated services include Varnish by default, so you can make full use of the website accelerator tool and accelerate the loading speed of any website that you host on our platform. You will get 64 MB of system memory particularly for the Varnish accelerator at no additional charge and you will be able to create an instance with no more than a couple of clicks through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated plans. If you need more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be at your disposal momentarily. You can also add more instances as an upgrade, so you can decide if lots of content will be cached for a single site or whether the memory will be utilized by different sites. Hepsia will allow you to reboot or to terminate any instance, to see the system log file for it or to delete the cached content using one-click buttons. To get the most out of the Varnish accelerator, you can assign a dedicated IP address to the sites that will use it.
Varnish in VPS Hosting
You can use Varnish with any of our virtual private server packages at no extra fee, as the caching platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The sole condition is that the virtual server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you’ll be able to activate Varnish for any of your sites with only a few clicks. Each Virtual Private Server plan features a different amount of memory for content caching purposes, but you will have no less than several hundred megabytes, which is quite sufficient even for multiple large-size websites. Soon after you activate the Varnish platform, it will start caching the content that your visitors access, so you will notice the significantly better site loading times and the less load on your VPS server very soon. The platform will allow you to use a less high-priced virtual machine, as you won’t require that many resources to guarantee the proper operation of your Internet sites even if you have larger websites with plenty of visitors. Maximum results are achieved if the Internet sites that use the Varnish caching platform also use a dedicated IP address.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
All Linux dedicated hosting services which are ordered with the in-house developed Hepsia web hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is among the pre-installed software platforms that you’ll get with the dedicated machine. The Varnish data caching platform can be enabled and administered with no effort through Hepsia’s easy-to-use interface and, with no more than one mouse click, you can see an exhaustive system log, create or restart an instance, delete the cache associated with any Internet site and much more. Shortly after you enable the Varnish platform for a given domain or subdomain, it will start caching the webpages loaded by the website visitors and as soon as it has cached enough content, you will observe a considerably better site performance plus a lowered server load. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at three gigabytes, you will be able to use the platform for load balancing purposes even if you run numerous sites on the dedicated machine.