Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches content for the sake of quicker response times. It’s sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and its users. When a site visitor loads a particular web page, the content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server handles this request and sends back the needed information. If Varnish is enabled for a certain site, it will cache the pages on the very first request and if the visitor accesses a cached page once again, the information will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the web server. The accelerated speed is an end result of the considerably faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers as compared to any web server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the site visitors will continue seeing the exact same content again and again, because any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish stores in its memory.
Varnish in Website Hosting
Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux website hosting packages. You can add it to your website hosting account from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared plans and you will get a pretty intuitive GUI, which will grant you full control over the data caching system. Using 1-click fast-access buttons, you can restart or deactivate any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer be enabled for a given website. You can also check an in-depth system log file or erase the cache associated with any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your shared hosting plan, you’ll be able to select the maximum amount of memory that will be available to you for data caching purposes and how many sites will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for top performance, you can get a dedicated IP for the sites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to get the most out of your sites and to have plenty of gratified site users.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All our Linux semi-dedicated packages include Varnish by default, so you can take full advantage of the web app accelerator and improve the loading speed of any site that you host on our platform. You’ll get 64 megabytes of system memory dedicated to the Varnish accelerator at no additional cost and you can activate an instance with no more than a few mouse clicks through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated server plans. If you want more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be available to you straight away. You can also order more instances as an upgrade, so you can decide whether plenty of content will be cached for a single site or whether the available memory will be utilized by several sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will enable you to restart or to terminate any instance, to view the system log for it or to clear the cached data using single-click controls. To take full advantage of Varnish, you can assign a dedicated IP address to the sites that will use it.
Varnish in VPS
We offer Varnish with all of the Hepsia-managed Linux VPS packages, so in case you purchase a server with this web hosting Control Panel, you will be able to take advantage of the content caching platform at no additional fee. The Varnish platform can utilize different amounts of memory for content caching purposes depending on the particular configuration that you’ve selected at signup, but at any rate, this amount will not be less than several hundred megabytes. This is more than enough to boost the performance of several resource-heavy Internet sites, so the faster website browsing speeds and the decreased load on your Virtual Private Server will be discernible. The effect may not be evident immediately, since the Varnish platform will require some time to cache the site content that users request, but soon after you set it up, you will observe its full capacity. This platform will permit you to use a less powerful VPS server and to pay less money to get the exact same performance you’d get with a higher-end virtual machine without Varnish.
Varnish in Dedicated Hosting
If you want the most powerful web hosting solution and you obtain one of the Linux dedicated servers hosting packages offered by our company, you can use the Varnish data caching platform to improve the performance of your sites at no extra fee on the condition that the dedicated machine is ordered with our next-gen Hepsia Control Panel. Its simple-to-navigate graphical interface will permit you to keep an eye on system processes, to delete the cached content or to reboot any instance with one single click of the mouse. The minimal amount of system memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache content is three gigabytes, which is more than enough for an immense number of repeatedly visited Internet sites, so your server will be able to handle a gigantic system load while your website visitors are enjoying a smooth web browsing experience. Since your machine will come with several dedicated IPs, you will be able to make use of Varnish’s full potential.