Varnish is a web app accelerator platform, which caches info for the sake of quicker access. It’s occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and its users. When a site visitor loads a certain web page, the content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the web server processes this browser request and sends back the requested data. If Varnish is activated for a given site, it will cache the pages at the first visit and if the user opens a cached page for a second time, the data will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the web server. The boosted speed is an end result of the significantly faster response time that Varnish offers compared to any web server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the website visitors will continue being served the same content again and again, since any update on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish keeps in its system memory.
Varnish in Shared Hosting
Our company offers Varnish as an optional upgrade with each Linux shared hosting and if you want to use it, you can add it to your web hosting account through the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There’re two separate things that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one pertains to the number of the sites that you would like to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 32 megabytes, pertains to the total amount of content that the content caching platform can store at any particular moment. Hepsia’s time and effort saving graphical interface will permit you to shut down or to restart any instance, to view exhaustive logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For maximum results, you can use a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will open significantly faster, meaning more satisfied site visitors and prospective customers.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Varnish is offered as standard with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we’re offering and you can use it for workload distribution purposes. It is available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can employ it with any website that you host in the semi-dedicated account. In case you need 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 Upgrades section will enable you to activate more instances as well, in case you wish to use the Varnish platform with more websites. The two upgrades can be ordered separately – you can cache the content of one resource-requiring Internet site or run several different Internet sites with the default memory allocation. You can take full advantage of Varnish in case you use a dedicated IP and you can get one with your semi-dedicated package as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you complete control over the platform and, with no more than one single click, you’ll be able to delete the cached data, to view a system log file or to reboot an instance.
Varnish in VPS
You can take full advantage of the workload balancing capabilities of Varnish with any of our Linux VPS when you choose Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel. The Varnish platform is offered by default and the memory that it’ll be able to utilize to cache the content of your websites is dependent upon the particular Virtual Private Server plan that you have picked, but even with the lower-end packages, you will have at least several hundred MB of memory at your disposal only for content caching purposes. This amount is sufficient to improve the overall performance of multiple websites. It’ll take some time for you to see the effects, as the Varnish platform caches the content that visitors open, but after that you’ll notice the considerably lowered server load and the enhanced website loading speed. The Varnish platform will permit you to make use of a lower-end package for sites which would typically require a more costly hosting solution.
Varnish in Dedicated Hosting
You can use Varnish to optimize the speed of any site that’s hosted on a dedicated server from our company when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on the machine. Not only will you get the platform ready to be used at no extra fee, but you’ll also exert total control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-use GUI. It’ll take only one single mouse click to start or remove an instance or to clear the cached content for any Internet site that’s using the Varnish platform and in case you’re more knowledgeable, you can also see the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 gigabytes of memory for website content caching purposes, so even if you run lots of websites on your server and they all use the platform, the improvement in their performance will be detectable. You will just have to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever webpages the visitors open on their end. The Varnish platform works best if the sites use a dedicated IP address, but due to the fact that our dedicated servers come with three free-of-charge IP addresses, you’ll have everything you need.