Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches content for quicker response times. It is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and a web browser. When a website visitor accesses a specific webpage, the content is requested by the browser, and then the server processes this browser request and returns the required information. If Varnish is activated for a particular site, it will cache the pages on the first visit and if the visitor opens a cached page once again, the information will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the server. The increased speed is an end result of the much faster response time that the Varnish platform offers as compared with any web server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the website visitors will keep being served the exact same content again and again, because any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform stores in its memory.
Varnish in Shared Hosting
Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with all our Linux shared hosting. You can add it to your account from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with all shared plans and you will get a quite simple-to-work-with graphical interface, which will grant you complete control over the caching platform. Using 1-click fast-access buttons, you can restart or disable any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be enabled for a given Internet site. You can also see an exhaustive system log file or erase the cache associated with any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your shared web hosting plan, you’ll be able to select the total amount of memory that will be at your disposal for data caching purposes and how many sites will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for optimal performance, you can allocate a dedicated IP address to the sites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to get the most out of your websites and to have lots of gratified users.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Varnish is a feature, which is included by default with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we are offering and you can use it for workload balancing purposes. It is available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The Varnish platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can use it with any website that you host in your semi-dedicated account. In case you’re in need of more, you can increase the memory allocation. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 megabytes through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The exact same Upgrades section will allow you to add more instances too, in case you want to use Varnish with multiple sites. The two upgrades can be ordered independently – you can cache the content of one single resource-demanding website or use a number of Internet sites with the default memory quota. You can take full advantage of the Varnish caching platform in case you’ve got a dedicated IP and you can order one with your semi-dedicated server package as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you total control over the caching platform and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you’ll be able to delete the cached contents, to view a system log or to reboot an instance.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting
You can use Varnish in order to boost the speed of any site that’s hosted on a dedicated server from our company if the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready to be used at no additional charge, but you’ll also have complete control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-use GUI. It’ll take only a click to start or disable an instance or to clear the cache associated with any site that’s using the Varnish platform and if you are more practiced, you can also view the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 gigabytes of memory for web content caching purposes, so even if you run a huge number of Internet sites on your server and they all use the Varnish platform, the improvement in their performance will be noticeable. You will only have to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever webpages the website visitors open on their end. The Varnish platform performs best if the sites use a dedicated IP address, but considering the fact that our servers include three cost-free IPs, you’ll have all that you need.