Varnish is a web app accelerator platform, which caches information for faster response times. It’s sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and a web browser. When a website visitor loads a particular page, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server handles this browser request and sends back the needed info. If Varnish is activated for a particular site, it will cache the pages at the very first request and if the user visits a cached page for a second time, the information will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the web server. The boosted loading speed is an end result of the substantially faster response time that Varnish offers as compared to any web server software. Of course, this does not mean that the users will continue being served the exact same content again and again, because any update on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform keeps in its system memory.
Varnish in Shared Hosting
In case you host your sites under a shared hosting account with us, you will be able to add Varnish with a few clicks through your hosting Control Panel. The platform is offered as an upgrade with all our shared packages and you can choose how many websites 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 number of instances and the amount of system memory and they are not directly tied to each other, so you can decide if you want lots of memory for one large site or less memory for several smaller ones. You can unleash the full potential of the Varnish caching platform in case the websites use a dedicated IP. With the Control Panel, you can effortlessly start/restart/disable an instance, clear the cached contents independently for each website that employs Varnish or see an elaborate system log.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages come with Varnish by default, so you can make use of the web application accelerator tool and increase the load speed of any site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You’ll get 64 MB of memory particularly for the Varnish accelerator at no additional charge and you’ll be able to add an instance with no more than a few clicks through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated plans. If you want more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 MB in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be available to you instantaneously. You can also add more instances as an upgrade, so you can choose whether a lot of data will be cached for one website or if the available memory will be utilized by multiple websites. Hepsia will permit you to restart or to delete any instance, to view the system log for it or to delete the cached data using 1-click buttons. To get the most out of the Varnish accelerator, you can allocate a dedicated IP address to the Internet sites that will employ it.
Varnish in VPS Hosting
You can take full advantage of the load balancing potential of Varnish with all our Linux VPS hosting packages if you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The platform is offered by default and the system memory that it’ll be able to utilize to cache the content of your sites depends on the given package that you’ve picked, but even with the lower-end packages, you’ll have at least several hundred megabytes of system memory at your disposal exclusively for caching purposes. This amount is enough to enhance the performance of numerous Internet sites. It will take some time for you to detect the effects, as Varnish caches the content that website visitors open, but soon after that you’ll notice the significantly lowered load on the VPS and the enhanced site browsing speed. Varnish will permit you to make use of a less powerful Virtual Private Server package for sites which would normally require a more costly hosting service.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
All Linux dedicated servers hosting packages that are ordered with the custom-developed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is among the pre-installed software platforms that you’ll get with the machine. The Varnish data caching platform can be activated and managed without effort via Hepsia’s simple-to-navigate interface and, with no more than one mouse click, you can view an in-depth system log, add or reboot an instance, delete the cached content associated with any website and much more. Shortly after you enable Varnish for a certain domain or subdomain, it will begin caching the web pages requested by your visitors and as soon as it has cached enough content, you will witness a considerably faster website performance in addition to a reduced server load. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you will be able to use the software platform for load balancing purposes even if you host a huge number of websites on your dedicated machine.