Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches info for the sake of faster access. It’s sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and a web browser. When a site visitor accesses a specific webpage, its content is requested by the web browser, and then the web server handles this request and sends back the requested information. If Varnish is activated for a given website, it will cache its pages at the very first visit and in case the visitor accesses a cached page once again, the data will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the server. The increased load speed is an end result of the considerably faster response time that Varnish offers compared to any server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the users will keep being served the very same content again and again, as any change on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform caches in its system memory.
Varnish in Web Hosting
You can take advantage of Varnish’s full potential and improve your sites’ loading speed irrespective of the web hosting package that you’ve picked and you can enable and configure the data caching platform with a couple of clicks from the intuitive GUI offered by our next-gen Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you will be able to choose two separate things – how many sites will use the Varnish platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much data will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 MB and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can use more instances and less memory and vice versa. In case you’ve got plenty of content on a specific website and you gain many website visitors, more system memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use Varnish. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you easy 1-click controls for turning off or rebooting any instance, for clearing the cache for any website and for seeing detailed system logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The semi-dedicated hosting that we’re offering will permit you to use Varnish once your new semi-dedicated account has been opened, as the content caching platform is available by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the second your account is enabled, so you can take advantage of this load balancing software once your website has been published to the web. If you are in need of more memory, you can get 32 MB at a time from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated server in an instant. You can also increase the number of the sites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not bound directly to the amount of system memory that you use, which suggests that you’ll enjoy more versatility. The Varnish caching platform will considerably lower the load on the machine that your sites cause, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-opening pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish platform effortlessly from the Hepsia Control Panel using fast-access buttons. You will be able to start/disable any of the instances that you’ve got, to delete the cached files for any of your Internet sites or to view system logs.
Varnish in VPS
Varnish comes by default with each of the Linux VPS packages that we offer given that the Virtual Private Server is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can enhance the work of your websites with only a few clicks of the mouse. The more powerful the package, the more system memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a low-end package, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you have a number of websites, you will notice a noticeable decrease in the server load and a considerably faster page loading speed. The platform will need to work for a little while as the visitors browse the site and once the site content has been cached, you’ll notice the effects. One of the benefits of employing Varnish is that a less powerful and less expensive package will do the exact same job as a more expensive one without the caching platform, so not only will your Internet sites perform considerably better, but you will also save a certain amount of money.
Varnish in Dedicated Hosting
You can employ Varnish to speed up any website that’s hosted on a dedicated server from us when the Hepsia Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the platform ready for use at no additional fee, but you’ll also exert total control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s user-friendly interface. It will take just one single mouse click to start or shut down an instance or to delete the cached content associated with any Internet site that’s using the Varnish platform and in case you are more knowledgeable, you can also see the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with at least three gigabytes of system memory for site content caching purposes, so even if you run an enormous number of websites on your server and they all use the Varnish platform, the improvement in their performance will be visible. You’ll only have to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever webpages the website visitors browse on their end. The platform works best if the Internet sites use a dedicated IP, but considering the fact that our dedicated servers include three cost-free IPs, you will have everything you need.