Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches info for the sake of faster response times. It’s sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and its users. When a website visitor loads a specific web page, the content is requested by the browser, and then the web server processes this browser request and returns the requested info. If Varnish is enabled for a certain website, it will cache its pages at the very first visit and in case the user accesses a cached page once again, the data will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the web server. The increased load speed is an end result of the substantially faster response time that the Varnish platform offers compared to any server software. Of course, this does not mean that the site visitors will keep seeing the very same content again and again, because any update on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform keeps in its system memory.
Varnish in Cloud Hosting
Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux cloud packages
. You can add it to your account from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with all shared web hosting packages and you’ll get a very user-friendly GUI, which will give you full control over the data caching platform. Using one-click quick-access buttons, you can restart or turn off any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer be activated for a specific site. You can also view an elaborate system log or erase the cache for any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your hosting plan, you will be able to choose the total amount of system memory that will be at your disposal for data caching purposes and the number of the websites that will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for maximum performance, you can get a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to take full advantage of your sites and to have many gratified website visitors.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Varnish is offered by default with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages
that we are offering and you can use it for workload distribution purposes. It is available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can employ it with any Internet site that you host in your semi-dedicated account. If you need more, you can increase the system memory quota. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 megabytes through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The exact same section will enable you to add more instances too, if you would like to use Varnish with multiple sites. The two upgrades can be added independently – you can cache the content of one single traffic-heavy website or run several different Internet sites with the default memory allocation. You can take full advantage of the Varnish caching platform in case you have a dedicated IP and you can order one with your semi-dedicated plan as well. Hepsia will grant you full control over the platform and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you will be able to clear the cached content, to see a log or to restart an instance.
Varnish in VPS
You can take advantage of Varnish with each of our virtual private server
packages at no additional cost, since the content caching platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The only requirement is that the server must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your websites with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. Each VPS plan includes a different amount of system memory for content caching purposes, but you will have at least several hundred MB, which is sufficient even for multiple resource-demanding websites. Soon after you set up Varnish, it will start caching the content that your site visitors browse, so you will notice the significantly faster webpage loading speeds and the less load on the machine very soon. The Varnish platform will allow you to use a less pricey Virtual Private Server, since you will not need that many resources to sustain the proper operation of your Internet sites even if you have resource-demanding Internet sites with many visitors. Maximum results are achieved if the sites which use Varnish use also a dedicated IP.
Varnish in Dedicated Hosting
When you need a powerful hosting solution and you acquire one of the Linux dedicated servers hosting packages
that we’re offering, you will be able to use the Varnish content caching platform to boost the overall performance of your websites at no extra charge on the condition that the dedicated machine is ordered with our leading-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its simple-to-use graphical interface will enable you to keep an eye on platform processes, to clear the cached files or to restart any instance with one single mouse click. The minimum amount of system memory that Varnish can employ to cache site content is three gigabytes, which is quite enough for a vast number of resource-hungry sites, so your dedicated server will be able to deal with an enormous load while your site visitors are having a seamless browsing experience. Since your machine will include several different dedicated IP addresses, you will be able to make use of Varnish’s full potential.