Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches information for faster access. It is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and a browser. When a site visitor loads a particular page, its content is requested by the browser, and then the server handles this browser request and returns the required info. If Varnish is enabled for a certain site, it will cache its pages at the first visit and in case the visitor opens a cached page for a second time, the information will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the web server. The boosted load speed is a result of the considerably faster response speed that Varnish offers compared with any server software. Of course, this does not mean that the users will continue being served the same content over and over again, because any update on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish saves in its memory.
Varnish in Shared Website Hosting
If you host your Internet sites under a shared website hosting account with us, you will be able to add Varnish with several clicks from your hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform is available as an optional upgrade with all our hosting plans and you can select the number of the websites that will use it and the maximum amount of system memory that will be used for the cached data. The two features that can be upgraded in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the amount of memory and the number of instances and they are not linked directly to each other, so you can choose whether you want a lot of memory for one single large site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of the Varnish caching platform in case the websites use a dedicated IP address. Using the Control Panel, you can quickly start/restart/deactivate an instance, clear the cached contents individually for each website which uses the Varnish platform or see a detailed system log.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Varnish is a feature, which is offered as standard with all semi-dedicated hosting that we’re offering and you can use it for workload balancing purposes. It is available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The 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 account. If you’re in need of more, you can increase the system memory quota. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 megabytes through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The exact same section will allow you to create more instances too, in case you want to use the Varnish platform with multiple sites. The two upgrades can be added separately – you can cache the content of a single resource-requiring site or use several sites with the default memory. You can get the most out of the Varnish caching platform if you use a dedicated IP and you can get one with your semi-dedicated server package as well. Hepsia will grant you complete control over the platform and, with no more than one mouse click, you’ll be able to delete the cached contents, to see a system log file or to restart an instance.
Varnish in VPS Web Hosting
You can take advantage of Varnish with each of our virtual private server plans at no additional fee, since the caching platform is pre-installed and is included by default. The only requirement is that the virtual machine must come with the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you will be able to set up Varnish for any of your websites with just a few clicks. Each VPS package offers a different amount of memory for caching purposes, but you will get minimum several hundred MB, which is quite enough even for multiple large-size Internet sites. Soon after you set up the Varnish platform, it will start caching the content that your visitors access, so you’ll notice the substantially faster page loading times and the less load on the machine in no time. The platform will permit you to use a less costly virtual machine, since you won’t need that much power to ensure the proper operation of your sites even if you’ve got larger websites with lots of visitors. Optimum results are achieved if the Internet sites that use the Varnish caching platform also use a dedicated IP.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting
You can use Varnish in order to enhance the speed of any site that is hosted on a dedicated server with our company when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready for use at no extra cost, but you will also exert complete control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-navigate interface. It will take just one mouse click to start or delete an instance or to clear the cache for any Internet site that’s using Varnish and in case you’re more practiced, you can also check the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 gigabytes of system memory for website content caching purposes, so even if you host numerous sites on your dedicated server and they all use the Varnish platform, the improvement in their overall performance will be apparent. You will simply have to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever pages the website visitors browse on their end. The platform performs best when the sites use a dedicated IP, but since our servers come with 3 free IP addresses, you will have everything you need.