Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches information for quicker access. It’s sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and its users. When a site visitor loads a given webpage, its content is requested by the browser, and then the server processes this request and returns the necessary data. If Varnish is enabled for a certain website, it will cache the pages at the very first request and in case the visitor accesses a cached page once again, the info will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the web server. The improved load speed is a result of the considerably faster response speed that Varnish offers compared to any server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the site visitors will continue being served the same content again and again, because any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish saves in its system memory.
Varnish in Shared Website Hosting
Our company offers Varnish as an optional upgrade with each shared website hosting and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your web hosting account using the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There are two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one depends on the number of the Internet sites that you’d like to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 32 MB, displays the maximum amount of data that the platform can cache at any given moment. Hepsia’s simple-to-work-with graphical interface will permit you to terminate or to reboot any instance, to view exhaustive logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just a click. For best results, you can employ a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your website will load considerably faster, which means more happy site visitors and potential clients.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Varnish content caching platform is an essential part of the default set of services that you’ll acquire in case you choose to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can set it up for any of your sites through our next-generation Hepsia Control Panel. The default amount of memory that Varnish can use to cache content is 64 MB, but if you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this amount of memory from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the sites that can use this caching platform at the same time. As these two things are not bound to each other, you can use a couple of Internet sites with the default amount of memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for one single site. Varnish performs best when you get a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you an easy way of rebooting any instance. Also, you’ll be able to delete the cached data with just one single click of the mouse.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can take full advantage of the workload balancing potential of Varnish with all our VPS servers in case you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel. The content caching platform is offered by default and the amount of system memory that it will be able to use to cache the content of your websites depends upon the given VPS package that you have picked, but even with the lower-end packages, you’ll have at least several hundred MB of memory at your disposal only for content caching purposes. This amount is sufficient enough to enhance the overall performance of numerous sites. It’ll take some time for you to distinguish the effects, as Varnish caches the content that visitors open, but soon thereafter you’ll notice the substantially lowered load on the server and the improved website browsing speed. Varnish will allow you to make use of a less powerful VPS package for websites that would typically require a more costly hosting service.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
When you need a powerful hosting solution and you acquire any of the dedicated servers offered by our company, you can use the Varnish platform to improve the performance of your websites at no additional fee as long as the dedicated server is ordered with our advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its simple-to-work-with GUI will permit you to keep track of system processes, to clear the cache or to restart any instance with one mouse click. The smallest amount of system memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache site content is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough for an enormous number of large-size websites, so your server will be able to cope with an immense system load while your website visitors are enjoying a seamless web browsing experience. As your server will come with several different dedicated IPs, you will be able to make use of Varnish’s full capacity.