Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches content for faster access. It’s sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and a web browser. When a visitor loads a particular web page, the content is requested by the web browser, and then the server handles this request and sends back the required data. If Varnish is activated for a certain website, it will cache the pages on the first request and in case the visitor opens a cached page again, the content will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the web server. The boosted load speed is a result of the substantially faster response time that Varnish offers compared to any server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the visitors will continue seeing the exact same content again and again, because any modification on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform caches in its memory.
Varnish in Cloud Hosting
In case you host your sites under a cloud hosting account with our company, you will be able to activate Varnish with several clicks through your Control Panel. The caching platform comes as an upgrade with all our hosting plans and you can select the number of the sites that will use it and the maximum storage space that will be available for the cached data. The two upgradeable features in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the amount of memory and the number of instances and they are not linked directly to each other, so you can decide if you want lots of memory for one single large-sized website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of the Varnish caching platform if the sites use a dedicated IP. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can quickly start/restart/cancel an instance, delete the cached files independently for each site which uses the Varnish platform or check a detailed system log.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages offered by us will permit you to employ Varnish once your brand-new semi-dedicated account has been activated, since the platform comes by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the moment your account is enabled, so you can use this load distribution software once your website has been launched. If you are in need of more system memory, you can add 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated server right away. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly tied to the amount of system memory that you use, which goes to say that you’ll have more versatility. The platform will significantly lower the load caused by your websites, so your site visitors can enjoy fast-loading pages. You will be able to manage Varnish without efforts via your Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access controls. You’ll be able to start/delete any of the instances that you’ve got, to clear the cache for any of your Internet sites or to view system log files.
Varnish in VPS
You can use Varnish with any of our virtual private server packages at no extra fee, since the content caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The one and only prerequisite is that the Virtual Private Server must come with the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you will be able to set up Varnish for any of your websites with just a couple of mouse clicks. Each Virtual Private Server plan offers a different amount of memory for data caching purposes, but you will have at least several hundred MB, which is quite sufficient even for multiple traffic-consuming sites. Soon after you enable Varnish, it’ll begin caching the content that your site visitors request, so you’ll notice the tremendously better page loading times and the less load on the server very soon. The Varnish platform will allow you to use a less costly virtual machine, since you will not need that many resources to warrant the correct operation of your sites even if you run resource-heavy sites with multiple visitors. Best results are achieved if the websites which use the Varnish caching platform use also a dedicated IP address.
Varnish in Dedicated Hosting
All Linux dedicated servers hosting packages which are ordered with the custom Hepsia website hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is among the pre-installed software platforms that you’ll get with the server. The Varnish content caching platform can be activated and administered with ease through the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with GUI and, with no more than one single click, you can browse a comprehensive log, add or restart an instance, delete the cached content for any site and much, much more. Shortly after you activate the Varnish platform for a particular domain or sub-domain, it will begin caching the webpages requested by your visitors and as soon as it has cached enough web content, you’ll perceive a considerably faster site performance as well as a reduced load on the dedicated machine. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at three gigabytes, you will be able to use the platform for workload distribution purposes even if you run a large number of Internet sites on your dedicated server.