Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches data for faster access. It is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and a web browser. When a visitor opens a particular web page, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the web server processes this browser request and sends back the needed data. If Varnish is activated for a specific site, it will cache its pages at the first visit and in case the user visits a cached page once more, the information will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the web server. The improved loading speed is a result of the significantly faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers compared to any server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the visitors will continue seeing the exact same content over and over again, since any update on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform keeps in its memory.
Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting
Our company offers Varnish as an optional upgrade with each cloud web hosting and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your hosting account through the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one pertains to the number of the Internet sites that you’d like to employ Varnish for and the second one, which is offered in increments of 32 megabytes, pertains to the maximum amount of data that the data caching platform can store at any given moment. Hepsia’s easy-to-work-with graphical interface will allow you to cancel or to reboot any instance, to see in-depth logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just a click. For maximum results, you can use a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will load much faster, which means more happy website users and potential clients.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting include Varnish by default, so you can make full use of the website accelerator and optimize the speed of any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You will get 64 megabytes of memory dedicated to Varnish at no additional cost and you will be able to enable an instance with no more than a couple of mouse clicks through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated packages. In case you want more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 MB in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be at your disposal momentarily. You can also order more instances as an upgrade, so you can decide whether a lot of data will be cached for one site or whether the available memory will be utilized by multiple Internet sites. Hepsia will allow you to reboot or to discontinue any instance, to view the system log associated with it or to delete the cached data using single-click controls. To get the most out of Varnish, you can get a dedicated IP for the sites that will use it.
Varnish in VPS Hosting
You can use the load balancing capabilities of Varnish with any of our Linux VPS hosting services when you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The content caching platform is available by default and the memory that it will be able to utilize to cache your site content is dependent upon the particular Virtual Private Server plan that you’ve chosen, but even with the less powerful plans, you will have at least several hundred MB of memory at your disposal only for caching purposes. This amount is sufficient enough to improve the overall performance of multiple Internet sites. It’ll take a little time for you to observe the results, since Varnish caches the content that visitors request, but soon after that you will notice the significantly decreased load on your VPS server and the increased Internet site browsing speed. The Varnish caching platform will permit you to make use of a less powerful plan for sites which would typically need a more costly hosting solution.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
You can use Varnish to increase the speed of any website that is hosted on a dedicated server with our company if the Hepsia Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the platform ready for use at no additional fee, but you will also have complete control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s user-friendly graphical interface. It will take only a click to start or discontinue an instance or to delete the cached content for any site that is using Varnish and in case you are more proficient, you can also view the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 gigabytes of memory for data caching purposes, so even in case you run many websites on your server and they all use the caching platform, the difference in their performance will be perceivable. You’ll simply need to wait for a little while until Varnish caches whatever content the visitors access on their end. The Varnish platform works best when the websites use a dedicated IP address, but owing to the fact that our dedicated servers come with 3 free-of-charge IP addresses, you will have all that you need.