Varnish is a web app accelerator platform, which caches info for the sake of quicker response times. It’s sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and a browser. When a site visitor loads a particular web page, its content is requested by the browser, and then the web server processes this browser request and returns the necessary information. If Varnish is enabled for a site, it will cache the pages on the very first request and in case the visitor visits a cached page again, the content will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the web server. The boosted speed is a result of the significantly faster response time that Varnish offers as compared to any server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the visitors will continue seeing the very same content again and again, as any update on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform caches in its memory.
Varnish in Website Hosting
Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux website hosting services. You can add it to your account from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is available with all shared plans and you’ll get a truly user-friendly GUI, which will give you complete control over the caching system. Using one-click fast-access controls, you can restart or cancel any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer be activated for a specific website. You can also check an elaborate log file or clear the cache for any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your web hosting package, you’ll be able to select the total amount of memory that will be at your disposal for data caching purposes and the number of the websites that will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for optimal performance, you can get a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to take full advantage of your sites and to have lots of happy website visitors.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All our semi-dedicated services include Varnish by default, so you can take advantage of the web app accelerator and boost the load speed of any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You will get 64 MB of memory exclusively for Varnish at no additional cost and you will be able to activate an instance with no more than a few clicks of the mouse through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated server plans. If you want more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be available to you right away. You can also add more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can decide if a lot of content will be cached for a single site or if the memory will be used by several websites. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to reboot or to remove any instance, to see the system log file associated with it or to clear the cached files using one-click controls. To get the most out of Varnish, you can assign a dedicated IP to the Internet sites that will employ it.
Varnish in VPS Web Hosting
Varnish comes by default with each of the VPS web hosting services offered by our company as long as the server is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can enhance the overall performance of your sites with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. The more powerful the plan, the more system memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a lower-end package, the platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you own a handful of sites, you’ll notice a substantial decrease in the overall server load and a much faster site load speed. The Varnish caching platform will need to work for a while as the users browse the site and once the website content has been cached, you’ll see the effect. One of the advantages of using Varnish is that a less powerful and less pricey plan will accomplish the very same job as a more high-priced one without the platform, so not only will your websites work better, but you’ll also spare a certain amount of money.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting
If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you will acquire the Varnish platform at no additional charge and you will exert full control over it via an exceptionally simple-to-navigate GUI – you will be able to start, to delete or to restart an instance, to check a comprehensive system log, to clear the cached data for any Internet site and much more. The Varnish platform will have several gigabytes of system memory at its disposal, so even if you own heavy Internet sites with a huge number of visitors, you will notice the substantially better web page load speeds and the reduced server load. This will happen shortly after you start using Varnish, since it will require a certain amount of time to cache the content that visitors access. You can make the most of the platform’s capacity if the websites that are using it use also a dedicated IP, but considering the fact that your dedicated server includes a couple of IPs by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of your monthly fee for the machine itself.