Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches information for the sake of faster access. It’s occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and a web browser. When a website visitor accesses a given webpage, the content is requested by the browser, and then the server handles this request and delivers the required information. If Varnish is enabled for a site, it will cache the pages at the very first request and if the user accesses a cached page once more, the info will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the server. The boosted loading speed is an end result of the significantly faster response time that the Varnish platform offers as compared with any web server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the users will keep being served the same content again and again, since any change on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform stores in its system memory.
Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting
You can take advantage of Varnish’s potential and boost the speed of your sites regardless of the cloud web hosting package that you have chosen and you can add and set up the content caching platform with a few clicks through the easy-to-use graphical interface offered by our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be able to select two different things – how many Internet sites will use Varnish, i.e. the number of instances, and how much data will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can add more instances with less memory and the other way around. In case you have lots of content on a particular Internet site and you attract plenty of visitors, more memory will give you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use Varnish. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with easy one-click controls for cancelling or rebooting any instance, for clearing the cache for each site and for seeing elaborate system logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Linux semi-dedicated packages that we are offering will allow you to employ Varnish once your brand new account has been activated, as the caching platform comes by default. 64 MB of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the second your account is enabled, so you can make use of this load balancing software as soon as your site has been taken online. If you are in need of more system memory, you can get 32 megabytes at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated machine straight away. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly linked to the amount of system memory that you use, which means that you will enjoy more versatility. The caching platform will seriously reduce the server load that your websites generate, so your visitors can enjoy fast-loading web pages. You will be able to manage Varnish with no effort from the Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access controls. You’ll be able to start/deactivate any of the instances that you’ve got, to delete the cache for any of your websites or to see system logs.
Varnish in VPS Hosting
Varnish comes by default with each of the Linux VPS hosting packages that we’re offering on the condition that the Virtual Private Server is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can boost the work of your websites with only a few mouse clicks. The more powerful the plan, the more system memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a less powerful package, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you’ve got a number of Internet sites, you will notice a great decrease in the overall server load and a tremendously better web page load speed. The Varnish platform will have to work for a little while while the visitors browse the web pages and as soon as the content has been cached, you’ll perceive the effect. One of the pros of using Varnish is that a lower-end and less pricey VPS plan will accomplish the very same job as a more costly one without the platform, so not only will your Internet sites work substantially better, but you will also save a certain amount of cash.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll get Varnish at no additional cost and you’ll have full control over it via an amazingly easy-to-use GUI – you’ll be able to start, to terminate or to restart an instance, to view an exhaustive log, to delete the cached data for any website and much more. The Varnish caching platform will have several GB of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you own frequently visited sites with an immense number of visitors, you’ll notice the significantly faster site load times and the reduced load on the dedicated machine. This will happen soon after you start using the Varnish platform, since it will require some time to cache the web pages that users open. You can make the most of the platform’s potential in case the websites that are using it use also a dedicated IP address, but since your dedicated server comes with a couple of IP addresses by default, you won’t need to pay anything on top of the monthly charge for the machine itself.