Varnish is a web app accelerator platform, which caches data for quicker access. It’s occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and an Internet browser. When a site visitor accesses a given web page, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server processes this request and delivers the required content. If Varnish is enabled for a site, it will cache the pages on the first visit and if the user opens a cached page once more, the content will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the server. The accelerated load speed is a result of the substantially faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers as compared to any server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the visitors will continue being served the same content over and over again, since any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish saves in its system memory.
Varnish in Shared Website Hosting
Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each shared website hosting service and if you want to use it, you can add it to your shared account via the Upgrades section in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There are two separate things that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one depends on the number of the Internet sites that you wish to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 32 MB, shows the maximum amount of data that the platform can cache at any given moment. Hepsia’s simple-to-use graphical interface will permit you to discontinue or to restart any instance, to view in-depth logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just click of the mouse. For best results, you can employ a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will load tremendously faster, which means more pleased website visitors and potential customers.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we’re offering will allow you to employ Varnish once your brand new semi-dedicated server account has been activated, as the platform is available by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the moment your account is activated, so you can make use of this workload balancing software once your website has been launched online. In case you are in need of more system memory, you can add 32 MB at a time from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated server in an instant. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly bound to the amount of memory that you use, which suggests that you’ll have more versatility. The Varnish caching platform will noticeably reduce the load on the semi-dedicated machine produced by your sites, so your visitors can enjoy fast-loading pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish platform without any effort via the Control Panel using fast-access buttons. You will be able to start/terminate any of the instances that you have, to delete the cache associated with any of your sites or to check system logs.
Varnish in VPS Web Hosting
You can take full advantage of the load balancing capabilities of Varnish with all our VPS web hosting services in case you select Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel. The Varnish platform comes by default and the amount of system memory that it’ll be able to use to cache the content of your websites depends upon the specific VPS package that you’ve chosen, but even with the less powerful packages, you will have no less than several hundred megabytes of system memory at your disposal solely for data caching purposes. This amount is sufficient to improve the performance of numerous Internet sites. It’ll take some time for you to see the results, as the Varnish platform caches the content that site visitors request, but after that you will notice the considerably decreased load on the machine and the increased Internet site loading speed. The Varnish platform will permit you to make use of a lower-end VPS plan for Internet sites that would typically require a more expensive hosting service.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting
All Linux dedicated hosting services which are ordered with the in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you will get with the dedicated machine. The Varnish content caching platform can be activated and administered with no effort through Hepsia’s user-friendly graphical interface and, with no more than one single click, you can browse a detailed log, create or restart an instance, delete the cached data associated with any Internet site and much more. Soon after you configure the Varnish platform for a given domain or sub-domain, it will begin caching the web pages requested by the site visitors and once it has cached enough content, you’ll observe a considerably faster website performance plus a lowered load on the dedicated server. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the platform for load distribution purposes even if you run multiple Internet sites on the dedicated server.