Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches information for the sake of quicker response times. It is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and a web browser. When a site visitor loads a certain web page, its content is requested by the browser, and then the web server processes this request and returns the requested content. If Varnish is enabled for a given site, it will cache the pages on the first request and if the visitor visits a cached page once again, the information will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the server. The boosted loading speed is a result of the significantly faster response time that the Varnish platform offers compared to any web server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the site visitors will keep being served the exact same content over and over again, since any change on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform caches in its memory.
Varnish in Shared Website Hosting
Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with all our Linux shared website hosting packages. You can add it to your account through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is available with all shared web hosting packages and you’ll get a really easy-to-work-with graphical interface, which will give you complete control over the caching platform. Using 1-click fast-access controls, you can reboot or discontinue any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer be enabled for a particular website. You can also check a comprehensive system log file or delete the cache for any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your shared web hosting package, you will be able to select the total amount of system memory that will be at your disposal for content caching purposes and how many sites will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for optimal performance, you can set a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to get the most out of your websites and to have lots of happy website visitors.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Linux semi-dedicated packages that we are offering will allow you to employ Varnish as soon as your new semi-dedicated account is active, as the platform comes by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the second your account is activated, so you can take advantage of this load balancing software as soon as your site has been launched online. If you’re in need of more system memory, you can order 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated machine straight away. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not linked directly to the amount of memory that you use, which goes to say that you will enjoy more versatility. The Varnish caching platform will seriously decrease the load on the machine caused by your websites, so your visitors can enjoy fast-opening web pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish platform with no effort from the Hepsia Control Panel using fast-access controls. You will be able to start/terminate any of the instances that you’ve got, to clear the cached files for any of your Internet sites or to see system logs.
Varnish in VPS Web Hosting
You can use Varnish with all our virtual private server plans at no extra charge, as the caching platform is pre-installed and is included by default. The sole precondition is that the VPS server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your websites with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. Each package comes with a different amount of system memory for data caching purposes, but you will get no less than several hundred megabytes, which is enough even for several large sites. Soon after you enable Varnish, it’ll begin caching the content that your visitors open, so you’ll notice the substantially faster web page load times and the decreased load on your virtual machine very soon. The platform will permit you to use a less expensive virtual machine, since you won’t need that many resources to ensure the correct operation of your websites even if you’ve got traffic-heavy sites with multiple visitors. Best results are achieved if the Internet sites which use the Varnish caching platform also use a dedicated IP address.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting
If you want the most powerful web hosting solution and you purchase one of the Linux dedicated servers hosting packages that we are offering, you will be able to use the Varnish content caching platform to improve the overall performance of your websites at no extra cost on the condition that the dedicated machine is ordered with our leading-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its simple-to-navigate GUI will allow you to keep track of platform processes, to clear the cache or to reboot any instance with one single click of the mouse. The minimum amount of system memory that Varnish can use to cache content is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough for a vast selection of large-sized websites, so your server will be able to cope with an immense load while your site visitors are having a smooth web browsing experience. Since your server will include a number of dedicated IPs, you’ll be able to make use of Varnish’s maximum capacity.