Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches info for quicker access. It is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and its users. When a visitor accesses a specific webpage, the content is requested by the browser, and then the server processes this request and delivers the required information. If Varnish is activated for a particular site, it will cache its pages at the first request and in case the user visits a cached page once again, the data will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the web server. The boosted loading speed is an end result of the much faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers compared with any server software. Of course, this does not mean that the users will keep seeing the exact same content again and again, as any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish saves in its memory.
Varnish in Cloud Hosting
Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with all our cloud hosting plans
. You can add it to your account via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with all shared web hosting packages and you will get an amazingly user-friendly interface, which will give you complete control over the content caching platform. Using 1-click fast-access buttons, you can restart or stop any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer be enabled for a certain site. You can also see a detailed system log or delete the cache associated with any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your shared hosting plan, you will be able to select the total amount of memory that will be at your disposal for content caching purposes and the number of the sites that will use Varnish. You can always add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for top performance, you can allocate a dedicated IP address to the websites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to take full advantage of your Internet sites and to have a lot of gratified users.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated hosting plans
that we are offering will allow you to employ Varnish as soon as your brand new account has been activated, since the caching platform comes by default. 64 MB of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the second your account is activated, so you can take advantage of this workload distribution software as soon as your website has been published to the web. In case you need more system memory, you can add 32 MB at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated server straight away. You can also increase the number of the sites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not bound directly to the amount of memory that you use, which goes to say that you’ll have more freedom. The Varnish platform will noticeably lower the load generated by your sites, so your visitors can enjoy fast-opening pages. You’ll be able to manage the Varnish platform with ease via the Control Panel using quick-access buttons. You will be able to start/remove any of the instances that you’ve got, to delete the cached files for any of your Internet sites or to check system logs.
Varnish in VPS Servers
Varnish is included by default with all VPS plans
that we offer as long as the server is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can optimize the overall performance of your websites with just a couple of clicks. The more powerful the plan, the more system memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a lower-end plan, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you’ve got several different Internet sites, you will notice a great reduction in the server load and a significantly faster webpage loading speed. The Varnish caching platform will have to work for a while while the visitors navigate the site and once the site content has been cached, you’ll notice the effect. One of the benefits of employing Varnish is that a lower-end and less high-priced Virtual Private Server plan will accomplish the same job as a more high-priced one without the caching platform, so not only will your sites work considerably better, but you will also spare a certain amount of money.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
All dedicated web hosting plans
which are ordered with the in-house developed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is among the pre-installed software platforms that you’ll get with the dedicated machine. The Varnish content caching platform can be enabled and administered without efforts through the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-use interface and, with no more than one single click, you can see an elaborate system log, add or reboot an instance, clear the cached files associated with any website and much, much more. Shortly after you enable the Varnish platform for a given domain or subdomain, it will begin caching the pages browsed by your website visitors and once it has cached enough web content, you will perceive a considerably better site performance as well as a lowered load on the dedicated server. With Varnish-dedicated system memory starting at three gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the software platform for workload balancing purposes even if you run multiple websites on the machine.