Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches data for the sake of quicker access. It’s sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and an Internet browser. When a visitor opens a given webpage, its content is requested by the browser, and then the server handles this browser request and returns the needed content. If Varnish is enabled for a specific website, it will cache its pages at the very first request and in case the visitor opens a cached page once more, the info will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the server. The improved speed is a result of the significantly faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers compared with any web server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the site visitors will continue seeing the same content again and again, as any modification on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish saves in its memory.
Varnish in Shared Website Hosting
You can take advantage of Varnish’s full potential and optimize the loading speed of your sites regardless of the shared website hosting plan that you have selected and you can add and set up the content caching platform with several mouse clicks using the intuitive interface offered by our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be able to choose two different things – how many sites will use the Varnish caching platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 MB and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can add more instances and less memory and the other way around. If you’ve got a lot of content on a given Internet site and you get plenty of site visitors, more memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the Varnish caching platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with simple 1-click controls for terminating or rebooting any instance, for erasing the cache for each Internet site and for viewing exhaustive system logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All our semi-dedicated hosting packages come with Varnish by default, so you can use the accelerator and improve the speed of any site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You’ll get 64 MB of system memory particularly for Varnish at no additional charge and you’ll be able to activate an instance with no more than a few clicks through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated packages. In case you need more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be at your disposal instantaneously. You can also add more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can choose if lots of data will be cached for one site or whether the available memory will be utilized by multiple sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to reboot or to discontinue any instance, to check the system log for it or to clear the cached files using single-click controls. To get the most out of Varnish, you can get a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites which will employ it.
Varnish in VPS Hosting
You can take full advantage of the workload balancing capabilities of Varnish with each of our VPS hosting when you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The content caching platform comes by default and the amount of system memory that it will be able to utilize to cache your site content depends on the specific Virtual Private Server plan that you’ve selected, but even with the less powerful plans, you will have no less than several hundred megabytes of memory at your disposal exclusively for caching purposes. This amount is enough to improve the performance of multiple sites. It’ll take a little time for you to distinguish the effects, since Varnish caches the content that site visitors open, but shortly thereafter you will notice the significantly reduced load on your Virtual Private Server and the enhanced site browsing speed. The Varnish caching platform will allow you to use a less powerful VPS package for websites which would normally need a more high-priced hosting service.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you will get the Varnish content caching platform at no additional charge and you will have total control over it via an exceptionally simple-to-work-with graphical interface – you’ll be able to start, to disable or to restart an instance, to check a comprehensive log, to delete the cached content for any Internet site and much, much more. The Varnish caching platform will have several gigabytes of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you own regularly visited Internet sites with an immense number of visitors, you’ll notice the significantly faster page loading speeds and the lowered load on the dedicated server. This will become a fact shortly after you start using Varnish, as it will require some time to cache the website content that users browse. You can make the most of the platform’s capabilities in case the Internet sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP, but considering the fact that your dedicated server comes with a couple of IP addresses by default, you will not have to pay anything on top of your monthly charge for the server itself.