Varnish is a web app accelerator platform, which caches info for faster response times. It is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and an Internet browser. When a visitor accesses a certain web page, its content is requested by the web browser, and then the web server handles this browser request and delivers the necessary information. If Varnish is enabled for a certain website, it will cache its pages at the very first visit and if the user accesses a cached page again, the information will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the server. The boosted loading speed is a result of the significantly faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers compared with any web server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the website visitors will continue being served the exact same content over and over again, since any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform saves in its memory.
Varnish in Shared Website Hosting
Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each of our shared website hosting packages. You can add it to your hosting account via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is available with all shared plans and you’ll get an amazingly intuitive graphical interface, which will give you complete control over the data caching platform. Using 1-click quick-access buttons, you can restart or remove any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be activated for a certain site. You can also check an elaborate system log file or clear the cache associated with any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your shared hosting plan, you will be able to select the total amount of memory that will be at your disposal for data caching purposes and how many websites will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for best performance, you can assign a dedicated IP to the sites that will use Varnish. This will permit you to get the most out of your websites and to have numerous gratified site visitors.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Varnish caching platform is part of the default set of services that you will acquire when you choose to host your Internet sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can enable it for any of your websites via our avant-garde Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default amount of system memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache data is 64 megabytes, but if you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this amount from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the Internet sites that can use this caching platform at the same time. Since these two features are not linked to each other, you can use several sites with the default memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for a single site. The Varnish caching platform works best when you get a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will give you an easy way of rebooting any instance. In addition, you will be able to delete the cached content with just one single click.
Varnish in VPS Hosting
The Varnish content caching platform is included by default with all Linux VPS hosting that we are offering as long as the virtual machine is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can boost the performance of your websites with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. 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 run a handful of sites, you’ll notice an enormous decrease in the server load and a tremendously better web page load speed. The platform will need to work for a while as the visitors browse the website and as soon as the content has been cached, you will perceive the result. One of the pros of employing Varnish is that a less powerful and less expensive Virtual Private Server package will accomplish the exact same job as a more costly one without the caching platform, so not only will your websites perform considerably better, but you’ll also save some cash.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
All dedicated servers hosting packages that are ordered with the in-house built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is among the pre-installed software platforms that you will get with the dedicated server. The Varnish platform can be enabled and administered with ease from Hepsia’s simple-to-work-with GUI and, with no more than one click, you can check an exhaustive system log, create or reboot an instance, delete the cache for any website and much more. Shortly after you activate Varnish for a specific domain or subdomain, it will start caching the pages accessed by the site visitors and as soon as it has cached enough web content, you will perceive a significantly faster website performance plus a decreased load on the machine. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at three gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the software platform for load distribution purposes even if you run numerous websites on your dedicated server.