Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches content for the sake of quicker access. It is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and a browser. When a visitor loads a particular page, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server processes this browser request and delivers the requested information. If Varnish is activated for a specific website, it will cache its pages at the very first request and if the user accesses a cached page once more, the info will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the web server. The increased speed is a result of the much faster response time that Varnish offers as compared with any server software. Of course, this does not mean that the users will keep being served the very same content again and again, since any change on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish stores in its memory.
Varnish in Shared Web Hosting
If you host your sites under a shared web hosting account with us, you’ll be able to activate Varnish with a couple of mouse clicks from your hosting Control Panel. The caching platform is available as an optional upgrade with all our shared plans and you can select how many sites will use it and the total storage space that will be available for the cached data. The two features that can be upgraded in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the amount of memory and the number of instances and they are not directly tied to each other, so you can choose if you want a lot of memory for a single large website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of Varnish if the sites use a dedicated IP address. Using the Control Panel, you can effortlessly start/restart/shut down an instance, clear the cached files independently for each site that uses Varnish or see a comprehensive system log.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
Varnish is a feature, which is offered by default with all semi-dedicated servers that we’re offering and you can use it for workload distribution purposes. It is available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can employ it with any Internet site that you host in your semi-dedicated server account. In case you’re in need of more, you can increase the memory allowance. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 megabytes through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The exact same Upgrades section will enable you to activate more instances too, in case you’d like to use the Varnish platform with multiple Internet sites. The two upgrades can be ordered separately – you can cache the content of one large website or use several sites with the default memory allocation. You can take full advantage of the Varnish platform if you’ve got a dedicated IP address and you can order one with your semi-dedicated server package as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you complete control over the caching platform and, with no more than one mouse click, you will be able to clear the cached contents, to view a system log or to reboot an instance.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can take advantage of Varnish with all our VPS server plans at no additional cost, since the caching platform is pre-installed and is included by default. The one and only requirement is that the Virtual Private Server must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you will be able to set up Varnish for any of your sites with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. Each VPS package offers a different amount of memory for caching purposes, but you will get no less than several hundred MB, which is quite sufficient even for several large-scale websites. Soon after you activate Varnish, it will start caching the content that your visitors browse, so you will notice the significantly faster webpage loading speeds and the less load on the virtual server in no time. The Varnish platform will allow you to use a less expensive server, since you won’t require that much power to warrant the uninterrupted operation of your Internet sites even if you’ve got large-sized websites with multiple visitors. Optimal results are achieved if the sites that use the Varnish platform use also a dedicated IP.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
When you need a more powerful hosting solution and you purchase any of the dedicated servers offered by our company, you will be able to use the Varnish content caching platform to enhance the overall performance of your websites at no additional fee as long as the dedicated server is ordered with our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its simple-to-work-with graphical interface will permit you to monitor platform processes, to clear the cached data or to restart any instance with one click. The smallest amount of system memory that the platform can use to cache content is 3 gigabytes, which is more than enough for an immense selection of traffic-heavy sites, so your server will be able to deal with a huge load while your site visitors are enjoying a seamless browsing experience. As your dedicated machine will include several dedicated IP addresses, you’ll be able to use Varnish’s full potential.