Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches content for the sake of quicker response times. It is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and its users. When a visitor opens a certain page, the content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server processes this request and delivers the needed information. If Varnish is activated for a given site, it will cache its pages on the very first request and if the visitor opens a cached page once again, the info will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the web server. The improved speed is an end result of the considerably faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers compared with any server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the site visitors will continue seeing the very same content again and again, as any modification on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish stores in its system memory.
Varnish in Hosting
You can unlock Varnish’s full potential and increase your websites’ speed regardless of the hosting package that you’ve selected and you can activate and set up the data caching platform with a couple of mouse clicks through the simple-to-use interface offered by our innovative Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be able to choose two separate things – how many Internet sites will employ the Varnish platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much info will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 MB and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can order more instances with less memory and vice versa. In case you have lots of content on a certain site and you draw a lot of visitors, more system memory will give you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish platform. Hepsia will provide you with easy one-click controls for cancelling or restarting any instance, for deleting the cache associated with any Internet site and for checking comprehensive system logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
Varnish comes as standard with all semi-dedicated hosting plans offered by us and you can use it for load distribution purposes. It is available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can use it with any website that you host in the semi-dedicated server account. If you are in need of more, you can increase the system memory quota. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 MB in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The very same Upgrades section will permit you to activate more instances as well, in case you’d like to use the Varnish platform with more sites. The two upgrades can be ordered separately – you can cache the content of one popular site or run a number of websites with the default memory allocation. You can take full advantage of the Varnish platform if you’ve got a dedicated IP and you can order one with your semi-dedicated plan as well. Hepsia will grant you complete control over the caching platform and, with no more than a click, you will be able to delete the cached content, to check a log or to reboot an instance.
Varnish in VPS Servers
The Varnish platform comes by default with each of the VPS web hosting plans offered by us given that the VPS is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can optimize the overall performance of your sites with just a couple of mouse clicks. The more powerful the package, the more system memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a lower-end package, the platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you have a number of sites, you will notice a significant reduction in the server load and a much faster website load speed. The Varnish caching platform will need to work for a little while while the visitors navigate the pages and as soon as the content has been cached, you will perceive the effect. One of the upsides of using Varnish is that a lower-end and less costly VPS package will accomplish the same job as a more pricey one without the caching platform, so not only will your websites work better, but you’ll also spare some money.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
All dedicated web hosting plans that are ordered with the custom-built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel feature Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed platforms that you will get with the dedicated machine. The Varnish content caching platform can be configured and administered with no effort through Hepsia’s easy-to-work-with GUI and, with no more than one single click of the mouse, you can view an exhaustive system log, create or reboot an instance, clear the cached data associated with any Internet site and much more. Soon after you activate the Varnish platform for a given domain or sub-domain, it will start caching the web pages opened by the site visitors and as soon as it has cached enough web content, you’ll perceive a tremendously faster site performance plus a lowered load on your dedicated server. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the platform for workload distribution purposes even if you host numerous websites on your server.