Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches info for quicker response times. It is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and its users. When a site visitor accesses a particular web page, the content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the web server handles this request and sends back the needed data. If Varnish is activated for a specific site, it will cache its pages at the very first visit and in case the visitor accesses a cached page once more, the information will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the web server. The increased speed is an end result of the significantly faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers as compared with any server software. Of course, this does not mean that the website visitors will continue being served the same content again and again, because any update on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish caches in its system memory.
Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting
You can make use of Varnish’s full potential and enhance the load speed of your sites irrespective of the cloud website hosting plan that you’ve chosen and you can activate and set up the data caching platform with a couple of clicks of the mouse through the intuitive graphical interface offered by our innovative Hepsia Control Panel. During the procedure, you will be able to select two different things – how many websites will use the Varnish platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 MB and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can use more instances with less memory and the other way around. In case you’ve got a lot of content on a certain Internet site and you get a lot of visitors, more system memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish caching platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with easy 1-click controls for terminating or rebooting any instance, for clearing the cache associated with any website and for viewing detailed system logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
Varnish is included in the default service set that you will acquire when you choose to host your Internet sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can enable it for any of your websites via our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache content is 64 MB, but if you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this memory from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the Internet sites that can use this platform simultaneously. As these two things are not tied to each other, you can use several instances with the default amount of memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for a single Internet site. The Varnish platform performs best if you allocate a dedicated IP to the websites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with an easy means of rebooting any instance. In addition, you will be able to delete the cached content with only one single mouse click.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can take advantage of Varnish with each of our VPS server plans at no extra fee, as the content caching platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The one and only requirement is that the Virtual Private Server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your Internet sites with only a few clicks. Each Virtual Private Server package includes a different amount of system memory for data caching purposes, but you’ll have minimum several hundred MB, which is sufficient even for multiple traffic-hungry sites. Soon after you activate the Varnish platform, it will begin caching the content that your visitors open, so you’ll notice the substantially faster Internet site loading times and the less load on your server very soon. Varnish will allow you to use a less costly VPS, since you will not require that much power to guarantee the proper operation of your websites even if you’ve got traffic-heavy Internet sites with lots of visitors. Best results are achieved if the sites that use the Varnish platform also use a dedicated IP address.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
When you want a more powerful web hosting solution and you get one of the dedicated servers offered by our company, you will be able to use the Varnish caching platform to optimize the overall performance of your sites at no extra cost on the condition that the dedicated machine is ordered with our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel. Its intuitive graphical interface will allow you to monitor platform processes, to delete the cached contents or to reboot any instance with one single mouse click. The minimum amount of system memory that Varnish can use to cache Internet site content is three gigabytes, which is more than enough for a vast collection of traffic-heavy sites, so your server will be able to handle a huge load while your visitors are having a seamless browsing experience. Since your dedicated server will come with a number of dedicated IP addresses, you will be able to make use of Varnish’s full capacity.