Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches information for the sake of faster access. It is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and a web browser. When a visitor opens a particular webpage, its content is requested by the web browser, and then the server processes this request and returns the necessary data. If Varnish is activated for a given website, it will cache its pages on the first visit and in case the visitor accesses a cached page for a second time, the information will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the server. The improved loading speed is an end result of the much faster response speed that Varnish offers as compared to any server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the visitors will continue being served the same content again and again, since any update on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish keeps in its memory.
Varnish in Hosting
You can unleash Varnish’s full potential and boost the load speed of your sites irrespective of the hosting package that you have picked and you can enable and configure the data caching platform with a few clicks of the mouse from the easy-to-use interface offered by our next-generation Hepsia Control Panel. During the procedure, you’ll be able to select two different things – how many sites will employ the Varnish caching platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much info will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 MB and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can use more instances and less memory and vice versa. In case you have a lot of content on a specific site and you attract numerous site visitors, more system memory will give you a better result. You may also consider using a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the Varnish platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with simple one-click buttons for turning off or rebooting any instance, for erasing the cache for each site and for seeing comprehensive system logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
Varnish is a feature, which comes as standard with all semi-dedicated servers offered by us and you can use it for workload distribution purposes. It is available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The content caching 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. In case you need more than that, you can increase the system memory allowance. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 megabytes through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The same Upgrades section will enable you to add more instances as well, in case you’d like to use the Varnish platform with more Internet sites. The two upgrades can be ordered separately – you can cache the content of a single traffic-consuming Internet site or run several different Internet sites with the default memory allowance. You can get the most out of the Varnish caching platform if you have a dedicated IP address and you can order one with your semi-dedicated plan as well. Hepsia will grant you total control over the caching platform and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you will be able to delete the cache, to check a log file or to restart an instance.
Varnish in VPS Servers
The Varnish content caching platform is included by default with each of the VPS servers offered by us given that the server is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can boost the overall performance of your sites with just a couple of clicks. The more powerful the plan, the more system memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a less powerful plan, the platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you have several different Internet sites, you will notice a serious decrease in the server load and a much better page load speed. The Varnish caching platform will have to work for a little while while the visitors browse the site and once the site content has been cached, you’ll notice the results. One of the benefits of employing Varnish is that a less powerful and less expensive plan will accomplish the very same job as a more pricey one without the platform, so not only will your Internet sites perform better, but you will also spare some money.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
If you need the most powerful website hosting solution and you acquire any of the dedicated servers offered by us, you can use the Varnish data caching platform to boost the performance of your websites at no additional cost on the condition that the dedicated machine is ordered with our next-gen Hepsia Control Panel. Its intuitive GUI will permit you to keep an eye on system processes, to clear the cache or to restart any instance with a click. The minimum amount of system memory that the Varnish platform can employ to cache Internet site content is 3 GB, which is quite enough for an enormous number of traffic-consuming sites, so your server will be able to deal with a colossal system load while your site visitors are having a smooth web browsing experience. As your machine will include a number of dedicated IPs, you’ll be able to use Varnish’s maximum potential.