Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches content for faster access. It’s sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and an Internet browser. When a site visitor accesses a given webpage, its content is requested by the browser, and then the server processes this request and returns the necessary info. If Varnish is activated for a particular website, it will cache the pages at the first request and in case the visitor opens a cached page once again, the information will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the server. The improved speed is a result of the substantially faster response speed that Varnish offers as compared with any web server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the visitors will continue seeing the exact same content over and over again, as any change on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform caches in its memory.
Varnish in Shared Website Hosting
In case you host your sites in a shared website hosting
account with us, you’ll be able to activate Varnish with a few mouse clicks via your Control Panel. The content caching platform is offered as an upgrade with all our shared hosting packages and you can select the number of the websites that will use it and the maximum storage space that will be available for the cached content. The two upgradeable features in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the amount of system memory and the number of instances and they are not directly tied to each other, so you can choose if you want lots of memory for one large-scale site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can take advantage of the full potential of the Varnish caching platform in case the websites use a dedicated IP address. Using the Control Panel, you can swiftly start/reboot/shut down an instance, delete the cached contents independently for each website that employs the Varnish platform or see a comprehensive log.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting
include Varnish by default, so you can make use of the website accelerator tool and accelerate the speed of any site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You will get 64 megabytes of system memory dedicated to the Varnish accelerator at no additional fee and you’ll be able to enable an instance with no more than a couple of clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated packages. If you need more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be available to you right away. You can also add more instances as an upgrade, so you can choose whether a lot of data will be cached for a single site or if the memory will be utilized by different sites. Hepsia will enable you to restart or to stop any instance, to check the system log file for it or to clear the cached data using one-click buttons. To get the most out of the Varnish accelerator, you can get a dedicated IP for the sites that will employ it.
Varnish in VPS Hosting
The Varnish platform is included by default with all VPS hosting services
that we are offering as long as the machine is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can enhance the performance of your websites with only a few mouse clicks. The more powerful the package, the more memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a low-end plan, the platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you run a number of sites, you’ll notice a substantial decrease in the overall server load and a much better web page load speed. The platform will have to work for a little while while the users browse the site and once the site content has been cached, you’ll see the result. One of the pluses of using Varnish is that a lower-end and less costly Virtual Private Server package will accomplish the same job as a more high-priced one without the caching platform, so not only will your Internet sites perform considerably better, but you’ll also save some cash.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
You can employ Varnish in order to increase the loading speed of any website that is hosted on a dedicated server
from us when the Hepsia Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the content caching platform ready for use at no extra cost, but you will also have total control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-work-with graphical interface. It’ll take only one click to start or stop an instance or to delete the cached data for any Internet site that’s using the Varnish platform and if you are more trained, you can also view the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with at least three gigabytes of virtual memory for site content caching purposes, so even if you run a large number of Internet sites on your machine and they all use the Varnish caching platform, the difference in their overall performance will be evident. You’ll just have to wait for a little while until Varnish caches whatever content the visitors load on their end. The platform performs best when the Internet sites use a dedicated IP address, but due to the fact that our servers include 3 free-of-cost IPs, you will have everything you need.