Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches info for the sake of faster response times. It’s sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and an Internet browser. When a site visitor loads a certain page, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server processes this request and delivers the requested info. If Varnish is enabled for a particular site, it will cache its pages on the very first request and if the user 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 compared with any server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the users will keep being served the same content over and over again, as any update on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish keeps in its memory.
Varnish in Hosting
If you host your sites under a hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to add Varnish with a few clicks of the mouse via your hosting Control Panel. The platform is offered as an upgrade with all our web hosting plans and you can select the number of the sites that will use it and the total amount of system memory that will be used for the cached content. The two features that can be upgraded in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the number of instances and the amount of memory and they aren’t linked directly to each other, so you can decide whether you need a lot of memory for a single large-size website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of the Varnish platform if the sites use a dedicated IP. With the hosting Control Panel, you can quickly start/restart/shut down an instance, clear the cached contents individually for each site which uses Varnish or check a comprehensive log file.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
Varnish is offered by default with all semi-dedicated servers offered by us and you can use it for workload balancing 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 website that you host in the semi-dedicated server account. If you’re in need of more, you can increase the system memory allocation. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 megabytes in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The exact same section will allow you to enable more instances as well, if you want to use the Varnish platform with more websites. The two things can be added independently – you can cache the content of one resource-demanding site or use several different sites with the default memory allowance. You can take full advantage of the Varnish caching platform in case you have a dedicated IP and you can order one with your semi-dedicated package as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will grant you full control over the caching platform and, with no more than one single mouse click, you will be able to delete the cache, to check a system log file or to reboot an instance.
Varnish in VPS Servers
We provide Varnish with all of the Hepsia-equipped VPS servers, so if you acquire a VPS with this hosting Control Panel, you’ll be able to take full advantage of the content caching platform at no extra cost. Varnish can utilize different amounts of memory for content caching purposes based on the particular setup that you have selected at signup, but nevertheless, this amount won’t be less than several hundred MB. This is quite enough to boost the performance of several different traffic-intensive sites, so the faster page load speeds and the reduced load on the VPS server will be perceptible. The result may not be obvious momentarily, as Varnish will need a certain amount of time to cache the site content that people access, but shortly after you activate it, you’ll feel its full capacity. This platform will allow you to use a less powerful VPS server and to pay less money to get the very same performance you would get with a more powerful virtual machine without Varnish.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
You can use Varnish to boost the load speed of any site that is hosted on a dedicated server with our company if the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed on the machine. Not only will you get the caching platform ready for use at no extra charge, but you’ll also have complete control over it through Hepsia’s simple-to-use graphical interface. It will take just one click of the mouse to start or delete an instance or to clear the cache for any website that is using Varnish and in case you’re more trained, you can also view the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 gigabytes of virtual memory for caching purposes, so even if you run a huge number of sites on your dedicated machine and they all use the Varnish platform, the difference in their overall performance will be observable. You’ll simply need to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever content the site visitors load on their end. The Varnish platform works best if the Internet sites use a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that our servers include three free IPs, you’ll have everything you need.