Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches info for the sake of quicker response times. It’s occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and a browser. When a website visitor accesses a particular page, its content is requested by the browser, and then the server processes this request and delivers the required data. If Varnish is activated for a certain website, it will cache the pages on the very first request and if the user opens a cached page for a second time, the info will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the web server. The improved load speed is an end result of the significantly faster response speed that Varnish offers compared to any server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the visitors will keep seeing the exact same content again and again, since any change on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform caches in its system memory.
Varnish in Web Hosting
If you host your sites in a web hosting account with us, you’ll be able to activate Varnish with several clicks of the mouse via your Control Panel. The caching platform is offered as an upgrade with all our shared hosting plans and you can select the number of the websites that will use it and the maximum 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 number of instances and the amount of system memory and they aren’t directly linked to each other, so you can choose if you want lots of memory for a single large-sized website or less memory for several smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of the Varnish caching platform if the sites use a dedicated IP. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can easily start/restart/remove an instance, delete the cached data individually for each website which uses the Varnish platform or see a detailed log file.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated servers that we offer will permit you to employ Varnish once your brand-new semi-dedicated server account has been opened, since the caching platform comes by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the second your account is enabled, so you can use this load balancing software as soon as you launch your website. In case you are in need of more memory, you can get 32 megabytes at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated machine in an instant. You can also increase the number of the sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly bound to the amount of memory that you use, which suggests that you will have more flexibility. The Varnish caching platform will significantly decrease the load on the semi-dedicated server that your websites cause, so your site visitors can enjoy fast-loading web pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish caching platform with ease via your Hepsia Control Panel using fast-access controls. You’ll be able to start/terminate any of the instances that you’ve got, to clear the cache associated with any of your sites or to see system logs.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can take full advantage of the workload balancing capabilities of Varnish with any of our VPS servers when you pick Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel. The Varnish caching platform comes by default and the amount of memory that it’ll be able to utilize to cache your site content depends on the specific Virtual Private Server package that you have picked, but even with the less powerful packages, you will have at least several hundred MB of memory at your disposal only for content caching purposes. This amount is sufficient enough to improve the performance of numerous sites. It will take a little time for you to see the effects, as Varnish caches the content that website visitors request, but after that you’ll notice the considerably lowered load on the Virtual Private Server and the improved Internet site browsing speed. The Varnish platform will allow you to use a less powerful VPS plan for websites that would usually require a more pricey web hosting service.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
If you need a more powerful hosting solution and you acquire any of the Linux dedicated servers offered by us, you can use the Varnish caching platform to boost the work of your websites at no extra cost on the condition that the server is ordered with our avant-garde Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its easy-to-navigate GUI will allow you to monitor system processes, to clear the cached data or to reboot any instance with one single click. The minimum amount of memory that the platform can use to cache content is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough for a large selection of resource-heavy websites, so your server will be able to cope with a massive load while your visitors are enjoying a smooth web browsing experience. Since your dedicated machine will come with a number of dedicated IPs, you will be able to use Varnish’s full potential.