Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches content for the sake of quicker access. It is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and an Internet browser. When a website visitor accesses a particular web page, the content is requested by the web browser, and then the server handles this request and delivers the needed information. If Varnish is enabled for a specific website, it will cache the pages at the first visit and if the visitor accesses a cached page for a second time, the content will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the web server. The boosted speed is a result of the considerably faster response time that Varnish offers compared to any web server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the website visitors will continue being served the exact same content over and over again, as any change on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish stores in its system memory.
Varnish in Shared Hosting
Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each and every shared hosting package and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your website hosting account using the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two separate things that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that you would like to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 32 MB, pertains to the total amount of content that the content caching platform can cache at any given moment. The Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with GUI will permit you to terminate or to reboot any instance, to see in-depth logs or to clear the platform’s cache with just click of the mouse. For optimum results, you can employ a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your website will load much faster, meaning more pleased visitors and prospective clients.
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 improve the speed of any site that you host on our platform. You will get 64 megabytes of memory particularly for Varnish at no extra fee and you can create an instance with no more than a couple of clicks via the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated server packages. In case you want more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 MB through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be at your disposal momentarily. You can also add more instances as an upgrade, so you can choose whether lots of content will be cached for one website or if the available memory will be utilized by multiple Internet sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will enable you to reboot or to stop any instance, to view the system log for it or to clear the cached files using 1-click buttons. To get the most out of the Varnish accelerator, you can allocate a dedicated IP to the websites that will use it.
Varnish in VPS Hosting
We provide Varnish with all Hepsia-equipped VPS hosting, so in case you purchase a VPS with this web hosting Control Panel, you’ll be able to use the content caching platform at no extra charge. The Varnish platform can use different amounts of memory for content caching purposes based on the particular sever setup that you’ve chosen during the VPS order process, but at any rate, this amount won’t be less than several hundred megabytes. This is quite enough to improve the overall performance of several different busy Internet sites, so the better site loading speeds and the lowered load on your virtual machine will be perceivable. The result may not be apparent immediately, as the Varnish platform will require a certain amount of time to cache the content that users browse, but soon after you set it up, you will witness its full capacity. This platform will allow you to use a lower-end server and to give less money to get the exact same performance you would get with a more powerful machine without Varnish.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
All dedicated servers hosting packages that are ordered with the custom-developed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel feature Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed platforms that you will get with the server. The Varnish content caching platform can be enabled and managed without efforts via Hepsia’s time and effort saving GUI and, with no more than one single click of the mouse, you can check an elaborate log, add or reboot an instance, clear the cached data for any Internet site and much, much more. Shortly after you activate Varnish for a given domain or subdomain, it will start caching the web pages opened by your website visitors and once it has cached enough content, you’ll perceive a substantially faster site performance as well as a reduced load on the dedicated machine. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you will be able to use the software platform for workload distribution purposes even if you run a large number of sites on your server.