Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches data for the sake of quicker response times. It is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and a browser. When a site visitor accesses a certain page, its content is requested by the web browser, and then the server handles this request and sends back the necessary information. If Varnish is activated for a site, it will cache the pages on the very first visit and if the visitor visits a cached page once more, the information will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the web server. The increased loading speed is a 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 visitors will continue being served the same content again and again, since any modification on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform saves in its memory.
Varnish in Shared Hosting
Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each and every shared hosting and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your account using the Upgrades section in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There are two different things that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one pertains to the number of the websites that you would like to employ Varnish for and the second one, which is offered in increments of 32 MB, indicates the total amount of data that the data caching platform can cache at any particular moment. The Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-use GUI will permit you to discontinue or to reboot any instance, to check exhaustive logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just one click. For optimum results, you can use a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will open substantially faster, meaning more pleased visitors and prospective customers.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
Varnish is included by default with all semi-dedicated servers that we’re offering and you can use it for load balancing purposes. It is available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The Varnish content caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can employ it with any Internet site that you host in the account. If you’re in need of more, you can increase the system memory quota. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 MB through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The exact same section will permit you to create more instances as well, if you want to use the Varnish caching platform with more sites. The two upgrades can be added separately – you can cache the content of a single traffic-hungry website or run several websites with the default memory allocation. You can get the most out of the Varnish caching platform if you have a dedicated IP address and you can order one with your semi-dedicated package as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will grant you complete control over the platform and, with no more than one single click, you’ll be able to clear the cached data, to view a log or to restart an instance.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can use Varnish with any of our VPS server packages at no additional cost, since the caching platform is pre-installed and is included by default. The only requirement is that the VPS must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you’ll be able to activate Varnish for any of your Internet sites with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. Each Virtual Private Server package offers a different amount of system memory for caching purposes, but you will get minimum several hundred megabytes, which is enough even for several large-sized websites. Soon after you enable Varnish, it will begin caching the content that your site visitors request, so you’ll notice the much better webpage load speeds and the reduced load on your Virtual Private Server very soon. Varnish will permit you to use a less pricey server, as you won’t need that many resources to ensure the proper operation of your websites even if you’ve got heavy-traffic sites with lots of visitors. Maximum results are achieved if the Internet sites that use the Varnish caching platform also use a dedicated IP address.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
You can employ Varnish in order to accelerate the loading speed of any site that is hosted on a dedicated server from our company when the Hepsia Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready to be used at no additional charge, but you will also have total control over it through Hepsia’s easy-to-navigate graphical interface. It will take only one single click of the mouse to start or stop an instance or to clear the cached content associated with any site that is using the Varnish platform and if you’re more advanced, you can also see the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 gigabytes of virtual memory for content caching purposes, so even in case you host plenty of sites on your machine and they all use the caching platform, the improvement in their performance will be obvious. You’ll just have to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever pages the website visitors browse on their end. The Varnish platform works best if the sites use a dedicated IP, but since our servers come with 3 cost-free IP addresses, you’ll have everything you need.