Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches info for the sake of faster access. It is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and its users. When a visitor opens a certain web page, the content is requested by the web browser, and then the web server processes this browser request and returns the required information. If Varnish is activated for a certain website, it will cache the pages at the very first visit and in case the visitor opens a cached page again, the info will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the web server. The boosted speed is a result of the much faster response speed that Varnish offers as compared with any web server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the website visitors will continue seeing the very same content over and over again, as any modification on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform caches in its system memory.
Varnish in Hosting
We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each and every hosting and if you want to use it, you can add it to your shared website hosting account through the Upgrades section in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There are two separate things that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that you wish to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 32 MB, refers to the total amount of content that the content caching platform can cache at any particular moment. Hepsia’s easy-to-work-with graphical interface will permit you to shut down or to restart any instance, to see comprehensive logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just one click. For optimum results, you can use a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will open significantly faster, which means more happy site users and prospective clients.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The semi-dedicated hosting offered by us will allow you to employ Varnish once your brand new semi-dedicated account is active, since the data caching platform is offered by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the second your account is activated, so you can make use of this workload distribution software once your site has been published on the Internet. If you’re in need of more system memory, you can get 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated server instantly. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly bound to the amount of memory that you use, which goes to say that you’ll have more freedom. The caching platform will immensely reduce the load on the server that your websites produce, so your visitors can enjoy fast-loading pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish platform with ease via the Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access controls. You will be able to start/deactivate any of the instances that you have, to delete the cached content for any of your Internet sites or to view system log files.
Varnish in VPS Hosting
We provide Varnish with all of the Hepsia-equipped Linux VPS hosting, so in case you order a server with this hosting Control Panel, you will be able to make the most of the content caching platform at no additional charge. Varnish can use different amounts of memory for caching purposes depending on the very VPS package that you’ve chosen during the VPS order process, but in any case, this amount won’t be less than several hundred megabytes. This is more than enough to improve the performance of a handful of large-scale websites, so the faster page loading speeds and the reduced load on the Virtual Private Server will be noticeable. The effect may not be detectable straight away, since Varnish will need a certain amount of time to cache the site content that users access, but shortly after you activate it, you’ll feel its full capacity. This platform will allow you to use a lower-end server and to give less money to get the same performance you’d get with a more powerful machine without Varnish.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
All dedicated web hosting which are ordered with the custom-developed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed platforms that you will get with the machine. The Varnish platform can be activated and managed without any effort via Hepsia’s simple-to-work-with graphical interface and, with no more than one single mouse click, you can browse an in-depth log, add or restart an instance, clear the cached data for any Internet site and much, much more. Soon after you configure the Varnish platform for a certain domain or subdomain, it will begin caching the pages requested by the site visitors and once it has cached enough content, you will perceive a significantly better site performance and a decreased load on the machine. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at three gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the software platform for load distribution purposes even if you host an immense number of Internet sites on the server.