Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches information for the sake of faster response times. It’s occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and a browser. When a visitor accesses a certain webpage, its content is requested by the web browser, and then the web server processes this request and returns the needed content. If Varnish is activated for a given site, it will cache the pages on the first request and in case the user visits a cached page once more, the content will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the web server. The improved loading speed is a result of the much faster response speed that Varnish offers as compared to any web server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the site visitors will continue being served the exact same content over and over again, as any modification on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish keeps in its system memory.
Varnish in Shared Web Hosting
We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each Linux shared web hosting service and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your hosting account through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two different things that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one pertains to the number of the sites that you wish to use Varnish for and the second one, which is offered in increments of 32 MB, displays the total amount of data that the data caching platform can store at any given time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with graphical interface will allow you to switch off or to restart any instance, to view exhaustive logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just one click. For optimum results, you can use a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will open substantially faster, which means more satisfied website users and prospective customers.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Linux semi-dedicated hosting services offered by our company will permit you to use Varnish as soon as your brand-new account has been activated, since the data caching platform is offered by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the second your account is enabled, so you can make use of this workload distribution software as soon as your website has been launched. If you’re in need of more memory, you can order 32 MB at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated machine in a flash. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that use 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 enjoy more flexibility. The Varnish platform will immensely reduce the server load caused by your websites, so your visitors can enjoy fast-loading pages. You’ll be able to manage the Varnish platform without effort via your Control Panel using fast-access buttons. You will be able to start/shut down any of the instances that you have, to clear the cache for any of your Internet sites or to check system logs.
Varnish in VPS Web Hosting
We provide Varnish with all of the Hepsia-managed Linux VPS web hosting services, so in case you get a VPS with this web hosting Control Panel, you will be able to use the data caching platform at no additional charge. Varnish can utilize different amounts of system memory for data caching purposes depending on the very setup that you have chosen on the order page, but nevertheless, this amount won’t be less than several hundred MB. This is more than enough to improve the overall performance of a handful of resource-intensive sites, so the better page browsing speeds and the reduced server load will be perceptible. The effect may not be visible instantly, since Varnish will need some time to cache the content that users access, but shortly after you enable it, you will feel its full capacity. This caching platform will allow you to use a lower-end VPS and to pay less cash to get the same performance you’d get with a higher-end machine without Varnish.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting
All dedicated hosting services that are ordered with the tailor-made Hepsia web hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is among the pre-installed software platforms that you’ll get with the server. The Varnish content caching platform can be set up and managed without efforts through Hepsia’s easy-to-work-with GUI and, with no more than one single mouse click, you can see an exhaustive system log, add or restart an instance, clear the cached content associated with any site and much, much more. Soon after you activate the Varnish platform for a particular domain or subdomain, it will start caching the web pages browsed by the website visitors and once it has cached enough web content, you’ll witness a significantly better website performance plus a decreased load on your server. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at three gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the software platform for workload balancing purposes even if you run an immense number of Internet sites on the machine.