Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches information for faster access. It’s sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and a web browser. When a site visitor accesses a certain webpage, its content is requested by the web browser, and then the server handles this request and returns the requested content. If Varnish is enabled for a given website, it will cache its pages at the very first visit and in case the visitor opens a cached page once more, the info will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the server. The boosted speed is an end result of the substantially faster response speed that Varnish offers as compared to any web server software. Of course, this does not mean that the visitors will continue being served the exact same content over and over again, as any update on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish saves in its system memory.
Varnish in Shared Hosting
Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with all our shared hosting services. You can add it to your hosting account from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is available with all shared web hosting plans and you will get a pretty intuitive graphical interface, which will grant you full control over the data caching system. Using 1-click quick-access buttons, you can reboot or disable any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer be activated for a particular Internet site. You can also check an exhaustive log file or delete the cache for any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your web hosting package, you’ll be able to choose the total amount of system memory that will be at your disposal for caching purposes and the number of the sites that will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for maximum performance, you can set a dedicated IP for the websites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to take full advantage of your Internet sites and to have plenty of gratified website visitors.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All our Linux semi-dedicated services include Varnish by default, so you can take full advantage of the web app accelerator and speed up any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You’ll get 64 megabytes of memory dedicated to Varnish at no additional fee and you can create an instance with no more than a couple of mouse clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated plans. In case you want more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 MB in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be available to you immediately. You can also add more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can choose whether lots of content will be cached for one website or if the memory will be utilized by different websites. Hepsia will enable you to restart or to remove any instance, to see the system log associated with it or to delete the cached content using single-click buttons. To take full advantage of the Varnish accelerator, you can assign a dedicated IP to the sites which will employ it.
Varnish in VPS Web Hosting
You can take full advantage of the workload balancing potential of Varnish with each of our VPS web hosting services if you choose Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel. The Varnish caching platform is available by default and the memory that it will be able to utilize to cache the content of your websites depends upon the specific Virtual Private Server package that you have selected, but even with the less powerful plans, you will have at least several hundred megabytes of memory at your disposal only for data caching purposes. This amount is enough to enhance the overall performance of numerous websites. It will take some time for you to see the effects, as Varnish caches the content that website visitors access, but shortly thereafter you will notice the considerably reduced load on your VPS and the accelerated Internet site browsing speed. The Varnish caching platform will allow you to make use of a less powerful Virtual Private Server plan for sites that would usually require a more costly web hosting service.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting
If you need the most powerful website hosting solution and you buy any of the Linux dedicated servers hosting that we are offering, you’ll be able to use Varnish to optimize the work of your Internet sites at no additional cost as long as the dedicated server is ordered with our avant-garde Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its intuitive interface will permit you to keep track of platform processes, to delete the cached files or to reboot any instance with one mouse click. The minimal amount of system memory that Varnish can use to cache website content is 3 GB, which is more than enough for an enormous number of resource-absorbing websites, so your server will be able to deal with a colossal system load while your site visitors are having a seamless web browsing experience. Since your machine will come with several different dedicated IPs, you’ll be able to use Varnish’s maximum potential.