Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches content for the sake of quicker response times. It is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and a web browser. When a visitor accesses a certain page, the content is requested by the web browser, and then the server handles this browser request and returns the requested info. If Varnish is activated for a particular website, it will cache its pages at the very first visit and if the user accesses a cached page once more, the information will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the server. The increased load speed is a result of the substantially faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers as compared with any server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the website visitors will keep seeing the same content over and over again, since any change on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform stores in its memory.
Varnish in Cloud Hosting
We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each cloud plan and if you want to use it, you can add it to your website hosting account via the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the websites that you wish to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 32 MB, refers to the total amount of content that the platform can cache at any given time. Hepsia’s easy-to-use GUI will enable you to cancel or to reboot any instance, to check comprehensive system logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just one click. For optimal results, you can use a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your site will load substantially faster, which means more pleased site visitors and potential clients.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated hosting plans offered by us will permit you to use Varnish once your brand-new account has been set up, since the caching platform is available by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the second your account is enabled, so you can use this load balancing software once your website has been launched. If you need more memory, you can add 32 megabytes at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated server immediately. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly tied to the amount of system memory that you use, which suggests that you’ll enjoy more freedom. The caching platform will enormously reduce the load that your sites generate, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-loading pages. You’ll be able to manage Varnish with no effort through your Control Panel using fast-access buttons. You’ll be able to start/delete any of the instances that you have, to delete the cache associated with any of your sites or to view system log files.
Varnish in VPS Servers
The Varnish content caching platform is included by default with each of the VPS hosting plans offered by us given that the Virtual Private Server is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can boost the work of your websites with just a few mouse clicks. The more powerful the plan, the more memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a lower-end package, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you run several sites, you’ll notice a noticeable decrease in the overall server load and a considerably better site load speed. The Varnish caching platform will have to work for a while as the users browse the site and once the site content has been cached, you will perceive the effect. One of the benefits of using Varnish is that a lower-end and less expensive package will accomplish the exact same job as a more costly one without the platform, so not only will your Internet sites perform significantly better, but you’ll also spare some cash.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
All dedicated web hosting plans that are ordered with the tailor-made Hepsia hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you will get with the dedicated server. The Varnish platform can be activated and managed without efforts from Hepsia’s simple-to-navigate GUI and, with no more than one single click of the mouse, you can view an exhaustive system log, add or restart an instance, delete the cache associated with any site and much, much more. Soon after you activate the Varnish platform for a particular domain or sub-domain, it will begin caching the web pages requested by your website visitors and once it has cached enough content, you will witness a substantially faster website performance as well as a reduced load on the server. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at three gigabytes, you will be able to use the platform for workload balancing purposes even if you run a vast number of Internet sites on the machine.