Varnish is a web app accelerator platform, which caches information for the sake of faster response times. It is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and a browser. When a visitor opens a specific page, the content is requested by the web browser, and then the server handles this browser request and sends back the required data. If Varnish is activated for a particular website, it will cache its pages at the first request and if the user visits a cached page for a second time, the information will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the web server. The increased load speed is an end result of the significantly faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers compared to any server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the visitors will continue being served the very same content over and over again, as any change on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish caches in its memory.
Varnish in Shared Hosting
Our company offers Varnish as an optional upgrade with each shared hosting service and if you want to use it, you can add it to your shared website hosting account via the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one depends on the number of the sites that you’d like to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 32 megabytes, indicates the maximum amount of content that the content caching platform can cache at any given time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-use interface will permit you to discontinue or to restart any instance, to check elaborate logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just one click. For optimum results, you can use a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your site will open substantially faster, which means more satisfied site users and potential clients.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our semi-dedicated service include Varnish by default, so you can make full use of the web app accelerator tool and improve the speed of any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You will get 64 MB of memory dedicated to the Varnish accelerator at no additional cost and you can enable an instance with no more than a few clicks of the mouse via the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated server packages. In case you want more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 MB in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be at your disposal right away. You can also order more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can decide if lots of content will be cached for one site or if the available memory will be used by multiple Internet sites. Hepsia will permit you to reboot or to discontinue any instance, to check the system log file for it or to delete the cached files using 1-click buttons. To get the most out of the Varnish accelerator, you can set a dedicated IP for the websites which will use it.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can take advantage of Varnish with all our VPS server plans at no extra charge, as the platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The sole condition is that the VPS server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you’ll be able to activate Varnish for any of your Internet sites with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. Each plan comes with a different amount of system memory for caching purposes, but you will get minimum several hundred MB, which is sufficient even for several large-sized Internet sites. Soon after you enable the Varnish platform, it’ll start caching the content that your visitors access, so you’ll notice the substantially faster Internet site loading times and the reduced load on your virtual machine very soon. Varnish will permit you to use a less high-priced server, as you won’t need that much power to ensure the uninterrupted operation of your websites even if you run traffic-consuming Internet sites with numerous visitors. Maximum results are achieved if the websites that use Varnish also use a dedicated IP address.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will get Varnish at no additional cost and you will exert full control over it through a quite simple-to-use GUI – you’ll be able to start, to disable or to reboot an instance, to see an elaborate system log, to clear the cache for any Internet site and much, much more. The Varnish platform will have several GB of system memory at its disposal, so even if you host regularly visited Internet sites with a huge number of visitors, you’ll notice the considerably faster website load times and the reduced load on the dedicated machine. This will happen shortly after you begin using Varnish, as it will need some time to cache the site content that users request. You can make the most of the platform’s capabilities in case the websites that are using it use also a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that your server comes with several IP addresses by default, you will not have to pay anything on top of your monthly charge for the machine itself.