Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches information for faster response times. It’s sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and a browser. When a site visitor opens a certain webpage, the content is requested by the browser, and then the server processes this request and sends back the requested information. If Varnish is activated for a website, it will cache its pages on the first visit and in case the visitor opens a cached page for a second time, the content will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the server. The accelerated loading speed is a result of the much faster response time that Varnish offers compared with any server software. Of course, this does not mean that the website visitors will keep being served the same content over and over again, as any change on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish stores in its memory.
Varnish in Hosting
Our company offers Varnish as an optional upgrade with each and every hosting and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your web hosting account through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the websites that you would like to employ Varnish for and the second one, which is available in increments of 32 MB, refers to the total amount of data that the platform can cache at any particular time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-use GUI will enable you to switch off or to reboot any instance, to view exhaustive system logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For optimal results, you can employ a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your website will load considerably faster, which means more pleased website visitors and potential customers.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our semi-dedicated servers 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 platform. You’ll get 64 megabytes of memory exclusively for the Varnish accelerator at no additional charge and you can add an instance with no more than a few clicks via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated server packages. In case you want more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 MB through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be at your disposal straight away. You can also order more instances as an upgrade, so you can decide if a lot of data will be cached for one site or if the available memory will be utilized by several sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to reboot or to shut down any instance, to see the system log associated with it or to clear the cached content using 1-click buttons. To take full advantage of Varnish, you can allocate a dedicated IP to the sites that will use it.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can take advantage of Varnish with all our VPS server packages at no extra charge, as the caching platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The one and only condition is that the VPS must come with the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you’ll be able to set up Varnish for any of your sites with only a few mouse clicks. Each Virtual Private Server package includes a different amount of memory for caching purposes, but you’ll have no less than several hundred megabytes, which is quite enough even for multiple large Internet sites. Shortly after you activate Varnish, it will begin caching the content that your website visitors request, so you will notice the significantly better web page loading speeds and the less load on your VPS very soon. The platform will permit you to use a less high-priced virtual machine, since you won’t require that much power to sustain the correct operation of your websites even if you have resource-heavy sites with a lot of visitors. Best results are achieved if the Internet sites which use Varnish use also a dedicated IP.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
All dedicated servers which are ordered with the tailor-made Hepsia web hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed platforms that you will get with the dedicated server. The Varnish data caching platform can be set up and managed with ease through the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-navigate interface and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you can browse an elaborate log, create or reboot an instance, delete the cache for any website and much more. Soon after you configure Varnish for a certain domain or subdomain, it will begin caching the web pages opened by the website visitors and once it has cached enough content, you will observe a considerably faster site performance plus a lowered load. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at 3 GB, you will be able to use the software platform for workload balancing purposes even if you run a vast number of websites on your server.