Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches information for faster response times. It’s occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and an Internet browser. When a website visitor loads a specific page, the content is requested by the browser, and then the web server processes this browser request and delivers the requested information. If Varnish is enabled for a certain website, it will cache its pages at the very first request and in case the visitor visits a cached page once more, the content will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the server. The accelerated speed is an end result of the substantially faster response time that the Varnish platform offers as compared to any web server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the website visitors will keep being served the exact same content over and over again, since any update on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform keeps in its memory.
Varnish in Website Hosting
In case you host your sites in a website hosting account with our company, you will be able to activate Varnish with a few clicks via your hosting Control Panel. The content caching platform comes as an optional upgrade with all our web hosting plans and you can choose the number of the sites that will use it and the total amount of system memory that will be available for the cached content. The two features that can be upgraded in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the number of instances and the amount of memory and they’re not linked directly to each other, so you can choose if you need plenty of memory for a single large-sized site or less memory for several smaller ones. You can use the full potential of the Varnish caching platform if the websites use a dedicated IP. Using the Control Panel, you can quickly start/restart/discontinue an instance, clear the cached content individually for each site which uses the Varnish platform or check a comprehensive system log file.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
Varnish comes by default with all semi-dedicated service offered by our company and you can use it for load distribution purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The Varnish data caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can use it with any Internet site that you host in the semi-dedicated account. If you need more, you can increase the system memory quota. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 megabytes through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The same Upgrades section will allow you to create more instances as well, if you would like to use the Varnish platform with multiple sites. The two upgrades can be ordered independently – you can cache the content of a single traffic-heavy Internet site or run a number of websites with the default memory. You can get the most out of Varnish if you use a dedicated IP address and you can order one with your semi-dedicated server package as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you full control over the platform and, with no more than one single click of the mouse, you’ll be able to clear the cached files, to see a log file or to reboot an instance.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can take advantage of Varnish with any of our VPS server plans at no extra charge, since the content caching platform is pre-installed and is included by default. The sole condition is that the server must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you’ll be able to activate Varnish for any of your sites with only a few clicks of the mouse. Each VPS package comes with a different amount of memory for caching purposes, but you’ll get at least several hundred MB, which is quite enough even for multiple resource-heavy sites. Soon after you set up Varnish, it’ll start caching the content that your visitors open, so you’ll notice the tremendously better web page load speeds and the decreased load on the VPS server very soon. The Varnish caching platform will allow you to use a less pricey VPS, since you won’t require that many resources to ensure the proper operation of your sites even if you run resource-heavy sites with many visitors. Optimal results are accomplished if the websites which use the Varnish platform use also a dedicated IP.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
If you want the most powerful web hosting solution and you get any of the dedicated service offered by our company, you will be able to use the Varnish caching platform to enhance the performance of your Internet sites at no additional fee as long as the dedicated server is ordered with our next-generation Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its easy-to-navigate GUI will permit you to keep track of system processes, to delete the cached files or to reboot any instance with one mouse click. The smallest amount of memory that Varnish can employ to cache site content is three gigabytes, which is more than enough for a large number of traffic-consuming Internet sites, so your server will be able to deal with a tremendous system load while your visitors are enjoying a smooth browsing experience. Since your machine will include several dedicated IP addresses, you’ll be able to make use of Varnish’s full potential.