Varnish is a web app accelerator platform, which caches data for the sake of faster access. It’s occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and an Internet browser. When a site visitor loads a certain webpage, its content is requested by the browser, and then the server processes this request and returns the necessary data. If Varnish is activated for a certain website, it will cache the pages at the very first request and if the user opens a cached page once again, the information will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the web server. The accelerated load speed is a result of the much faster response time that the Varnish platform offers as compared with any server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the visitors will keep seeing the same content again and again, because any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform caches in its system memory.
Varnish in Web Hosting
You can unleash Varnish’s potential and accelerate the speed of your websites regardless of the web hosting plan that you have chosen and you can add and configure the content caching platform with a couple of clicks using the intuitive graphical interface offered by our innovative Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be able to select two separate things – how many sites will employ the Varnish caching platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much data will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 megabytes and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can add more instances with less memory and vice versa. In case you’ve got plenty of content on a specific Internet site and you gain numerous visitors, more system memory will give you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the Varnish caching platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with easy 1-click controls for removing or restarting any instance, for erasing the cache associated with any site and for viewing detailed logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our semi-dedicated servers come with Varnish by default, so you can take full advantage of the accelerator and improve the speed of any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You will get 64 MB of system memory particularly for the Varnish accelerator at no additional charge and you’ll be able to enable an instance with no more than a couple of clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated packages. If you need more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be at your disposal momentarily. You can also add more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can choose whether a lot of content will be cached for one website or if the memory will be utilized by several Internet sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to restart or to cancel any instance, to view the system log file for it or to delete the cached files using single-click controls. To get the most out of Varnish, you can get a dedicated IP for the websites that will employ it.
Varnish in VPS Servers
The Varnish platform is included by default with each of the VPS servers that we offer as long as the virtual server is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can enhance the performance of your sites with only a couple of clicks. The more powerful the plan, the more memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a less powerful package, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you manage several different websites, you’ll notice an enormous reduction in the server load and a considerably faster page load speed. The platform will have to work for a while as the users browse the website and once the website content has been cached, you’ll see the result. One of the pluses of using Varnish is that a lower-end and less expensive package will do the very same job as a more high-priced one without the platform, so not only will your Internet sites work much better, but you’ll also spare a certain amount of money.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
When you want a powerful hosting solution and you buy any of the dedicated servers offered by our company, you will be able to use the Varnish content caching platform to enhance the performance of your websites at no extra cost on the condition that the server is ordered with our leading-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its intuitive GUI will allow you to monitor system processes, to delete the cached files or to restart any instance with one click. The minimum amount of system memory that the platform can use to cache website content is 3 GB, which is quite enough for a huge collection of busy Internet sites, so your dedicated server will be able to handle a gigantic load while your Internet site visitors are having a seamless web browsing experience. As your dedicated machine will include several different dedicated IPs, you’ll be able to use Varnish’s maximum capacity.