Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches information for quicker access. It’s occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and its users. When a site visitor opens a particular page, the content is requested by the browser, and then the web server handles this request and returns the necessary info. If Varnish is enabled for a specific site, it will cache the pages at the very first visit and if the user visits a cached page once more, the info will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the server. The accelerated speed is a result of the substantially faster response time that Varnish offers compared with any web server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the users will keep being served the exact same content again and again, because any change on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish saves in its memory.
Varnish in Shared Hosting
If you host your Internet sites in a shared hosting account with our company, you will be able to activate Varnish with several clicks from your Control Panel. The platform is available as an optional upgrade with all our web hosting plans and you can select the number of the websites that will use it and the maximum storage space that will be used for the cached data. The two features that can be upgraded in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the number of instances and the amount of system memory and they aren’t tied directly to each other, so you can decide if you want plenty of memory for a single large-sized site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can take advantage of the full potential of the Varnish platform in case the sites use a dedicated IP address. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can swiftly start/restart/shut down an instance, delete the cached files individually for each website that employs the Varnish platform or check a comprehensive log.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
Varnish is offered as standard with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting service that we’re offering and you can use it for workload distribution purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can use it with any site that you host in the semi-dedicated account. If you are 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 very same section will enable you to enable more instances too, if you wish to use Varnish with more sites. The two things can be ordered independently – you can cache the content of one traffic-heavy site or run a number of sites with the default memory quota. You can get the most out of Varnish if you have a dedicated IP address and you can get one with your semi-dedicated server package as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will grant you total control over the platform and, with no more than one single click, you’ll be able to clear the cached contents, to check a log or to reboot an instance.
Varnish in VPS Servers
The Varnish content caching platform comes by default with all Linux VPS web hosting service offered by our company on the condition that the server is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can enhance the work of your sites with just a few mouse clicks. The more powerful the package, the more system memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a lower-end package, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you manage a handful of sites, you will notice a noticeable reduction in the server load and a significantly faster page loading speed. The platform will have to work for a while as the users navigate the web pages and once the site content has been cached, you will notice the effect. One of the pluses of using Varnish is that a lower-end and less costly Virtual Private Server plan will accomplish the exact same job as a more expensive one without the platform, so not only will your websites perform better, but you will also save a certain amount of money.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
You can use Varnish in order to boost the load speed of any site that’s hosted on a dedicated server with us when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on the machine. Not only will you get the caching platform ready to be used at no extra fee, but you will also have complete control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with GUI. It’ll take only one mouse click to start or stop an instance or to clear the cached content associated with any site that is using the Varnish platform and in case you’re more tech-savvy, you can also see the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 GB of virtual memory for website content caching purposes, so even in case you host multiple websites on your dedicated server and they all use the platform, the difference in their performance will be observable. You will only have to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever webpages the site visitors browse on their end. The platform performs best if the Internet sites use a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that our servers include 3 free-of-cost IPs, you’ll have everything you need.