Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches info for the sake of faster access. It is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and an Internet browser. When a visitor accesses a particular page, its content is requested by the browser, and then the server handles this request and sends back the needed data. If Varnish is enabled for a site, it will cache the pages on the first visit and if the visitor accesses a cached page once again, the information will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the server. The improved load speed is an end result of the substantially faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers compared with any web server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the website visitors will continue being served the very same content again and again, since any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform caches in its memory.
Varnish in Website Hosting
We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux website hosting and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your web hosting account via the Upgrades section in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two different features that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one depends on the number of the Internet sites that you wish to use Varnish for and the second one, which is offered in increments of 32 MB, shows the total amount of content that the platform can cache at any particular time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-work-with GUI will permit you to disable or to reboot any instance, to view in-depth system logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just one click. For optimal results, you can use a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your site will open substantially faster, meaning more happy website visitors and potential clients.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Varnish is a feature, which is included as standard with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we’re offering and you can use it for workload balancing purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The Varnish data caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can use it with any website that you host in the semi-dedicated server account. If you’re in need of more than that, you can increase the system memory allowance. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 megabytes through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The very same Upgrades section will allow you to add more instances as well, if you want to use Varnish with multiple websites. The two upgrades can be added independently – you can cache the content of one resource-intensive website or run several sites with the default memory allowance. You can take full advantage of the Varnish 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 caching platform and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you’ll be able to delete the cached data, to see a log file or to reboot an instance.
Varnish in VPS
You can use Varnish with all our virtual private server plans at no additional fee, since the platform is pre-installed and is included by default. The only condition is that the virtual machine must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your Internet sites with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. Each plan includes a different amount of memory for data caching purposes, but you’ll have no less than several hundred MB, which is quite sufficient even for several resource-consuming sites. Soon after you set up the Varnish platform, it’ll begin caching the content that your visitors open, so you’ll notice the considerably better website load times and the decreased load on the virtual machine in no time. The platform will allow you to use a less pricey virtual machine, as you won’t need that much power to sustain the correct operation of your sites even if you have larger Internet sites with many visitors. Best results are achieved if the websites which use the Varnish platform also use a dedicated IP address.
Varnish in Dedicated Hosting
If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll obtain the Varnish platform at no additional fee and you’ll exert full control over it through a very simple-to-use interface – you will be able to start, to cancel or to restart an instance, to view an elaborate log, to clear the cached data associated with any website and much, much more. The Varnish caching platform will have several GB of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you own traffic-consuming sites with an immense number of visitors, you’ll notice the much faster web page load times and the decreased load. This will become a fact shortly after you start using the Varnish platform, as it will need some time to cache the site content that visitors request. You can get the most out of the platform’s capability if the Internet sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP address, but since your dedicated server includes several IP addresses by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of the monthly fee for the server itself.