Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches content for the sake of faster response times. It is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and a browser. When a visitor loads a given 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 enabled for a certain website, it will cache its pages on the very first visit and in case the user visits a cached page for a second time, the content will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the web server. The improved speed is a result of the considerably faster response time that the Varnish platform offers as compared with any web server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the visitors will continue seeing the exact same content over and over again, because any change on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform keeps in its system memory.
Varnish in Shared Website Hosting
Our company offers Varnish as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux shared website hosting service and if you want to use it, you can add it to your shared hosting account via the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two separate things that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one depends on the number of the websites that you’d like to use Varnish for and the second one, which is available in increments of 32 megabytes, indicates the maximum amount of data that the data caching platform can store at any particular time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s intuitive GUI will permit you to shut down or to reboot any instance, to view elaborate logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just a click. For optimum results, you can employ a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your website will open tremendously faster, meaning more pleased site users and prospective clients.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Varnish is included in the standard service set that you’ll receive if you choose to host your sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can set it up for any of your sites through our next-generation Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default amount of system memory that Varnish can use to cache data is 64 MB, but in case you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this amount from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the Internet sites that can use this caching platform simultaneously. Since these two features aren’t linked to each other, you can use a few Internet sites with the default amount of memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for one single Internet site. The Varnish platform works best if you allocate a dedicated IP address to the sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you an easy means of rebooting any instance. On top of that, you will be able to clear the cached files with only one single mouse click.
Varnish in VPS Web Hosting
We offer Varnish with all Hepsia-equipped Linux VPS web hosting services, so if you order a VPS with this web hosting Control Panel, you will be able to use the data caching platform at no additional charge. Varnish can use different amounts of system memory for caching purposes based on the specific server configuration that you’ve chosen during the registration process, but nevertheless, this amount will not be less than several hundred megabytes. This is quite enough to enhance the performance of a handful of resource-heavy sites, so the faster site loading speeds and the less load on your virtual server will be noticeable. The result may not be evident right away, as the Varnish platform will need a certain amount of time to cache the site content that people open, but soon after you activate it, you will observe its full capacity. This caching platform will allow you to use a less powerful VPS and to give less money to get the very same performance you would get with a higher-end machine without Varnish.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting
When you want the most powerful website hosting solution and you order one of the Linux dedicated hosting services that we are offering, you can use Varnish to optimize the work of your sites at no additional cost as long as the dedicated machine is ordered with our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel. Its easy-to-work-with graphical interface will enable you to keep track of platform processes, to delete the cached data or to restart any instance with one mouse click. The minimal amount of memory that Varnish can employ to cache Internet site content is 3 GB, which is more than enough for a huge selection of resource-heavy websites, so your dedicated server will be able to cope with an enormous load while your visitors are having a seamless browsing experience. Since your server will include several dedicated IP addresses, you’ll be able to make use of Varnish’s full potential.