Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches info for faster access. It’s occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and a browser. When a visitor accesses a specific web page, its content is requested by the web browser, and then the server handles this browser request and sends back the necessary information. If Varnish is activated for a given website, it will cache its pages on the very first request and in case the visitor visits a cached page once again, the content will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the web server. The boosted load speed is an end result of the significantly faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers as compared with any server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the users will continue being served the very same content over and over again, because any change on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform stores in its system memory.
Varnish in Web Hosting
You can take advantage of Varnish’s full potential and boost the load speed of your sites regardless of the web hosting package that you’ve picked and you can add and configure the content caching platform with several mouse clicks using the easy-to-use GUI offered by our next-generation Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be able to choose two separate things – how many sites will use the Varnish platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much info will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can use more instances and less memory and vice versa. If you’ve got lots of content on a given Internet site and you win a lot of website visitors, more memory will give you a better result. You may also consider using a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use Varnish. Hepsia will offer you simple one-click buttons for shutting down or rebooting any instance, for erasing the cache associated with any website and for checking elaborate logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All our semi-dedicated hosting come with Varnish by default, so you can make full use of the website accelerator and boost the load speed of any website that you host on our platform. You’ll get 64 megabytes of system memory exclusively for Varnish at no extra cost and you can add an instance with no more than a couple of clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated server plans. In case you need more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be available to you immediately. You can also add more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can decide if lots of data will be cached for one website or if the available memory will be used by different sites. Hepsia will allow you to restart or to deactivate any instance, to see the system log file associated with it or to delete the cached content using one-click controls. To get the most out of Varnish, you can get a dedicated IP for the sites that will employ it.
Varnish in VPS Web Hosting
You can use Varnish with any of our virtual private server packages at no additional cost, as the caching platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The sole requirement is that the Virtual Private Server must come with the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you’ll be able to set up Varnish for any of your websites with just a few clicks of the mouse. Each VPS package offers a different amount of system memory for data caching purposes, but you will have minimum several hundred megabytes, which is quite enough even for several resource-requiring Internet sites. Shortly after you set up Varnish, it’ll begin caching the content that your visitors browse, so you’ll notice the considerably faster webpage load times and the less load on the virtual server very soon. The platform will permit you to use a less expensive virtual server, since you will not require that many resources to ensure the proper operation of your websites even if you own resource-consuming Internet sites with lots of visitors. Optimal results are accomplished if the Internet sites which use Varnish also use a dedicated IP address.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting
All Linux dedicated hosting services which are ordered with the custom-built Hepsia web hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed software platforms that you’ll get with the dedicated machine. The Varnish caching platform can be activated and administered without efforts from Hepsia’s simple-to-work-with graphical interface and, with no more than one single click, you can see a detailed log, add or reboot an instance, delete the cached files for any website and much more. Shortly after you set up Varnish for a certain domain or sub-domain, it will start caching the web pages loaded by your site visitors and as soon as it has cached enough content, you will observe a significantly better site performance and a lowered load on your server. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at three gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the software platform for load distribution purposes even if you host an immense number of sites on the dedicated machine.