Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches info for faster 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 certain page, its content is requested by the browser, and then the server processes this request and delivers the requested information. If Varnish is enabled for a given website, it will cache its pages at the first visit and in case the visitor opens a cached page once more, the info will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the web server. The accelerated speed is an end result of the much faster response time that the Varnish platform offers compared with any server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the users will continue being served the very same content over and over again, since any change on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish stores in its system memory.
Varnish in Web Hosting
You can unlock Varnish’s full potential and optimize the speed of your websites regardless of the web hosting package that you have chosen and you can activate and configure the data caching platform with a couple of clicks of the mouse through the intuitive graphical interface offered by our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the procedure, you’ll be able to select two different things – how many sites will employ the Varnish caching platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 megabytes and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can use more instances and less memory and vice versa. If you’ve got a lot of content on a given Internet site and you win a lot of site visitors, more memory will give you a better result. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the Varnish platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you simple 1-click buttons for disabling or rebooting any instance, for deleting the cache for any site and for checking comprehensive logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
Varnish is a feature, which is offered as standard with all semi-dedicated hosting plans that we’re offering and you can use it for workload distribution purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The Varnish 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 account. If you’re in need of more than that, you can increase the system memory allowance. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 MB in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The exact same Upgrades section will allow you to enable more instances too, in case you wish to use the Varnish platform with more websites. The two things can be added independently – you can cache the content of a single popular Internet site or run a number of sites with the default memory allowance. You can take full advantage of the Varnish platform in case you’ve got a dedicated IP and you can order one with your semi-dedicated server package as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you total control over the platform and, with no more than one mouse click, you will be able to clear the cache, to see a system log or to restart an instance.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can take advantage of Varnish with each of our VPS server plans at no extra charge, as the platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The only precondition is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your Internet sites with only a few clicks. Each package features a different amount of memory for data caching purposes, but you will get no less than several hundred MB, which is quite sufficient even for multiple resource-heavy Internet sites. Shortly after you activate Varnish, it’ll start caching the content that your visitors browse, so you will notice the much faster Internet site loading speeds and the decreased load on your VPS very soon. The Varnish platform will permit you to use a less high-priced server, as you will not need that much power to ensure the proper operation of your Internet sites even if you run traffic-hungry websites with multiple visitors. Maximum results are accomplished if the Internet sites that use the Varnish platform use also a dedicated IP address.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
When you need a more powerful web hosting solution and you buy any of the Linux dedicated web hosting plans offered by our company, you will be able to use the Varnish data caching platform to enhance the overall performance of your websites at no extra cost as long as the dedicated machine is ordered with our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel. Its easy-to-navigate interface will enable you to monitor system processes, to delete the cached data or to restart any instance with one mouse click. The minimum amount of memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache Internet site content is three gigabytes, which is quite enough for a huge number of resource-hungry Internet sites, so your dedicated server will be able to cope with a tremendous load while your Internet site visitors are enjoying a smooth web browsing experience. As your dedicated server will come with several different dedicated IP addresses, you will be able to make use of Varnish’s maximum potential.