Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches data for the sake of quicker access. It’s occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and an Internet browser. When a visitor opens a certain web page, its content is requested by the browser, and then the server processes this request and delivers the necessary info. If Varnish is enabled for a website, it will cache its pages at the first request and if the user opens a cached page once more, the content will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the web server. The improved loading speed is a result of the significantly faster response speed that Varnish offers compared with any web server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the website visitors will keep seeing the very same content again and again, as any change on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform caches in its memory.
Varnish in Shared Hosting
If you host your websites under a shared hosting account with us, you will be able to add Varnish with a few clicks via your Control Panel. The data caching platform comes as an upgrade with all our web hosting packages and you can choose how many websites will use it and the total storage space that will be used for the cached data. The two features that can be upgraded in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the amount of memory and the number of instances and they’re not linked directly to each other, so you can decide whether you need a lot of memory for one single large website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can take advantage of the full potential of the Varnish platform if the sites use a dedicated IP. With the Control Panel, you can swiftly start/reboot/remove an instance, clear the cached content independently for each website that employs Varnish or see an exhaustive log.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The semi-dedicated hosting that we offer will permit you to use Varnish once your brand new account has been activated, since the content caching platform is available by default. 64 MB of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the moment your account is enabled, so you can take advantage of this load distribution software once your website has been launched. If you’re in need of more memory, you can add 32 MB at a time from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated machine in an instant. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly tied to the amount of system memory that you use, which suggests that you will enjoy more freedom. The caching platform will considerably lower the load on the semi-dedicated server that your websites cause, so your visitors can enjoy fast-opening web pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish caching platform with ease through the Control Panel using fast-access buttons. You’ll be able to start/discontinue any of the instances that you’ve got, to clear the cached files for any of your websites or to view system logs.
Varnish in VPS Web Hosting
We offer Varnish with all Hepsia-managed VPS web hosting packages, so if you get a VPS with this web hosting Control Panel, you’ll be able to use the caching platform at no extra charge. The Varnish platform can utilize different amounts of system memory for data caching purposes depending on the particular VPS package that you’ve chosen during the VPS order process, but nevertheless, this amount won’t be less than several hundred MB. This is quite enough to optimize the performance of several different resource-absorbing Internet sites, so the faster page browsing speeds and the lowered load on the virtual machine will be discernible. The result may not be obvious instantly, since the Varnish platform will need some time to cache the site content that people open, but shortly after you set it up, you will feel its full capacity. This platform will allow you to use a less powerful Virtual Private Server and to pay less cash to get the very same performance you would get with a more powerful machine without Varnish.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting
You can employ Varnish in order to improve the loading speed of any site that’s hosted on a dedicated server from our company when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed on the machine. Not only will you get the caching platform ready for use at no extra charge, but you will also exert complete control over it through Hepsia’s user-friendly graphical interface. It will take only a click to start or stop an instance or to delete the cached data associated with any site that’s using Varnish and if you are more practiced, you can also view the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than three gigabytes of virtual memory for website content caching purposes, so even in case you run an enormous number of websites on your server and they all use the caching platform, the difference in their overall performance will be detectable. You’ll simply need to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever pages the visitors open on their end. The Varnish platform performs best if the websites use a dedicated IP address, but considering the fact that our servers include 3 free-of-cost IP addresses, you’ll have everything you need.