Varnish is a web app accelerator platform, which caches info for the sake of quicker access. It is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and its users. When a site visitor accesses a certain webpage, the content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server handles this browser request and delivers the required information. If Varnish is enabled for a particular site, it will cache its pages at the first request and in case the visitor accesses a cached page for a second time, the content will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the web server. The boosted load speed is an end result of the substantially faster response speed that Varnish offers compared to any server software. Of course, this does not mean that the website visitors will keep being served the exact same content again and again, as any change on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform keeps in its memory.
Varnish in Web Hosting
Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux web hosting and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your website hosting account through the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two separate things that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one pertains to the number of the sites that you would like to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 32 MB, shows the total amount of content that the platform can cache at any given moment. Hepsia’s simple-to-work-with graphical interface will allow you to disable or to reboot any instance, to see exhaustive system logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just one click. For best results, you can use a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your website will load tremendously faster, which means more pleased website users and prospective customers.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Linux semi-dedicated service that we are offering will permit you to use Varnish once your new semi-dedicated server account has been activated, as the caching platform comes by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the moment your account is activated, so you can use this workload distribution software as soon as your website has been launched. In case you’re in need of more system memory, you can add 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated machine in an instant. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not bound directly to the amount of system memory that you use, which goes to say that you will enjoy more flexibility. The Varnish caching platform will immensely decrease the load on the machine that your sites generate, so your visitors can enjoy fast-opening web pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish platform without any effort from the Hepsia Control Panel using fast-access buttons. You will be able to start/delete any of the instances that you’ve got, to clear the cache for any of your websites or to check system logs.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can take advantage of Varnish with any of our VPS server plans at no additional cost, since the content caching platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The sole requirement is that the VPS server must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you’ll be able to set up Varnish for any of your sites with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. Each Virtual Private Server plan includes a different amount of memory for caching purposes, but you’ll get no less than several hundred MB, which is quite sufficient even for several resource-hungry sites. Shortly after you set up the Varnish platform, it’ll start caching the content that your visitors request, so you will notice the considerably better web page load times and the reduced load on your VPS very soon. The caching platform will allow you to use a less costly VPS, as you won’t require that many resources to sustain the correct operation of your Internet sites even if you manage traffic-heavy sites with lots of visitors. Best results are accomplished if the websites which use the Varnish platform also use a dedicated IP.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
You can employ Varnish in order to accelerate the loading speed of any website that is hosted on a dedicated server with us if the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed on the machine. Not only will you get the caching platform ready to be used at no additional fee, but you’ll also have total control over it through Hepsia’s user-friendly interface. It’ll take just one mouse click to start or discontinue an instance or to clear the cached data associated with any Internet site that’s using Varnish and in case you are 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 numerous sites on your dedicated machine and they all use the Varnish platform, the improvement in their performance will be visible. You’ll simply have to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever web pages the website visitors browse on their end. The platform works best when the sites use a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that our dedicated servers come with 3 free-of-charge IP addresses, you will have everything you need.