Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches data for the sake of quicker access. It is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and an Internet browser. When a visitor opens a specific webpage, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the web server handles this request and returns the needed data. If Varnish is activated for a particular website, it will cache its pages at the very first request and if the visitor accesses a cached page for a second time, the content will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the server. The boosted load speed is an end result of the much faster response speed that Varnish offers as compared with any server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the website visitors will keep seeing the very same content over and over again, since any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish keeps in its memory.
Varnish in Shared Web Hosting
Our company offers Varnish as an optional upgrade with each and every shared web hosting and if you want to use it, you can add it to your shared hosting account through the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one pertains to the number of the Internet sites that you wish to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 32 MB, pertains to the maximum amount of data that the platform can store at any given moment. The Hepsia Control Panel’s intuitive GUI will allow you to terminate or to reboot any instance, to see in-depth logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just a click. For best results, you can employ a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your website will open considerably faster, meaning more pleased website users and prospective clients.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
Varnish is included as standard with all semi-dedicated servers that we’re offering and you can use it for load distribution purposes. It is available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can use it with any site that you host in your account. In case you’re in need of more than that, you can increase the memory quota. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 MB in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The same section will enable you to enable more instances too, if you wish to use the Varnish caching platform with multiple Internet sites. The two upgrades can be added independently – you can cache the content of one single regularly visited website or run a number of Internet sites with the default memory. You can get the most out of Varnish if you use a dedicated IP and you can get one with your semi-dedicated plan as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you full control over the caching platform and, with no more than one mouse click, you will be able to delete the cached files, to see a system log or to restart an instance.
Varnish in VPS Servers
We provide Varnish with all Hepsia-equipped VPS servers, so if you purchase a VPS with this web hosting Control Panel, you will be able to make use of the caching platform at no additional cost. The Varnish platform can utilize different amounts of system memory for caching purposes depending on the particular server configuration that you’ve picked during the registration process, but nevertheless, this amount will not be less than several hundred megabytes. This is more than enough to enhance the overall performance of several different traffic-intensive websites, so the faster site browsing speeds and the reduced load on your VPS will be perceivable. The result may not be observable immediately, as Varnish will require a certain amount of time to cache the content that visitors browse, but soon after you set it up, you will witness its full capacity. This platform will allow you to use a less powerful VPS server and to pay less cash to get the same performance you’d get with a higher-end virtual machine without Varnish.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
If you need a more powerful website hosting solution and you acquire any of the dedicated servers that we’re offering, you will be able to use the Varnish content caching platform to boost the performance of your sites at no additional charge as long as the server is ordered with our next-generation Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its simple-to-use GUI will enable you to keep an eye on platform processes, to clear the cached files or to reboot any instance with one single mouse click. The minimal amount of memory that the platform can employ to cache Internet site content is 3 GB, which is quite enough for an enormous selection of resource-consuming Internet sites, so your dedicated server will be able to cope with a tremendous load while your Internet site visitors are having a seamless browsing experience. As your server will come with several different dedicated IP addresses, you will be able to use Varnish’s maximum capacity.