Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches information for faster access. It is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and its users. When a visitor opens a particular webpage, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server handles this request and delivers the necessary information. If Varnish is activated for a given site, it will cache its pages on the first visit and in case the visitor accesses a cached page again, the information will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the server. The boosted speed is a result of the much faster response time that the Varnish platform offers compared with any web server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the visitors will continue being served the very same content over and over again, as any modification on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform saves in its memory.
Varnish in Hosting
You can take advantage of Varnish’s full potential and increase your websites’ speed regardless of the hosting package that you’ve picked and you can enable and set up the content caching platform with a few clicks using the simple-to-work-with interface offered by our next-generation Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the procedure, you’ll be able to select two different things – how many websites will use the Varnish platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can add more instances with less memory and vice versa. If you have plenty of content on a particular Internet site and you get plenty of website visitors, more memory will guarantee you a better result. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP for the sites that will use Varnish. Hepsia will offer you easy one-click buttons for terminating or restarting any instance, for erasing the cache associated with each site and for seeing comprehensive system logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
Varnish is a feature, which is offered as standard with all semi-dedicated plans that we’re offering and you can use it for workload distribution 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 use it with any site that you host in the semi-dedicated account. If you’re in need of more than that, you can increase the memory allocation. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 megabytes through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The very same Upgrades section will allow you to activate more instances as well, if you want to use Varnish with multiple Internet sites. The two upgrades can be ordered independently – you can cache the content of a single resource-intensive site or run a number of Internet sites with the default memory allocation. You can get the most out of the Varnish caching platform in case you’ve got a dedicated IP and you can order one with your semi-dedicated plan as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will grant you total control over the platform and, with no more than a click, you’ll be able to clear the cache, to view a system log file or to reboot an instance.
Varnish in VPS Servers
We provide Varnish with all of the Hepsia-managed VPS hosting plans, so if you purchase a server with this hosting Control Panel, you’ll be able to take advantage of the data caching platform at no additional charge. The Varnish platform can utilize different amounts of memory for content caching purposes depending on the specific setup that you have picked on the order page, but nevertheless, this amount won’t be less than several hundred megabytes. This is quite enough to improve the performance of a number of large-sized sites, so the better web page browsing speeds and the decreased load on the Virtual Private Server will be noticeable. The effect may not be evident instantly, as the Varnish platform will need some time to cache the content that visitors request, but shortly after you enable it, you will perceive its full capacity. This platform will allow you to use a lower-end VPS server and to pay less cash to get the very same performance you would get with a higher-end virtual machine without Varnish.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
You can employ Varnish to increase the loading speed of any website that’s hosted on a dedicated server with our company when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on the machine. Not only will you get the content caching platform ready to be used at no extra charge, but you will also have total control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-use interface. It will take only one single click of the mouse to start or cancel an instance or to clear the cached files associated with any site that is using Varnish and in case you are more practiced, you can also see the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 GB of virtual memory for data caching purposes, so even if you run many Internet sites on your machine and they all use the caching platform, the difference in their performance will be apparent. You’ll simply need to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever webpages the site visitors open on their end. The Varnish platform works best when the websites use a dedicated IP, but considering the fact that our dedicated servers come with 3 free-of-cost IPs, you’ll have all that you need.