Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches information for the sake of quicker response times. It is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and a web browser. When a site visitor loads a given webpage, the content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server processes this request and delivers the requested info. If Varnish is enabled for a particular website, it will cache its pages on the very first visit and in case the user opens a cached page again, the data will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the web server. The increased load speed is an end result of the much faster response time that the Varnish platform offers compared with any web server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the website visitors will continue being served the same content over and over again, since any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform saves in its memory.
Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting
Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each cloud web hosting package and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your account using the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two different features that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the websites that you would like to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 32 megabytes, indicates the maximum amount of content that the content caching platform can cache at any particular time. Hepsia’s simple-to-use graphical interface will permit you to turn off or to restart any instance, to see comprehensive system logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just one click. For best results, you can use a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your site will open much faster, which means more happy users and prospective clients.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Varnish data caching platform is part of the default set of services that you will acquire when you decide to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can enable it for any of your websites via our avant-garde Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default amount of memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache data 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 sites that can use this caching platform at the same time. Since these two things are not tied to each other, you can use several instances with the default amount of memory or you can order more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for one single website. The Varnish platform performs best if you allocate a dedicated IP address to the Internet sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will provide you with an easy means of rebooting any instance. Also, you will be able to clear the cached data with only a click.
Varnish in VPS Hosting
The Varnish caching platform is included by default with all VPS hosting packages offered by our company on the condition that the VPS server is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can optimize the work of your websites with just a couple of clicks. The more powerful the plan, the more memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a less powerful package, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you run several Internet sites, you’ll notice a considerable decrease in the overall server load and a substantially faster page load speed. The Varnish caching platform will have to work for a little while while the visitors browse the site and as soon as the content has been cached, you will distinguish the result. One of the benefits of using Varnish is that a less powerful and less costly VPS package will do the exact same job as a more costly one without the platform, so not only will your websites work much better, but you’ll also spare a certain amount of cash.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
You can use Varnish to enhance the loading speed of any site that’s hosted on a dedicated server with us if the Hepsia Control Panel is installed on the machine. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready to be used at no extra cost, but you will also have full control over it via Hepsia’s easy-to-work-with graphical interface. It’ll take only one single mouse click to start or discontinue an instance or to delete the cached files for any website that is using the Varnish platform and if you’re more trained, you can also see the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least three gigabytes of memory for data caching purposes, so even if you host many websites on your dedicated server and they all use the Varnish caching platform, the improvement in their performance will be perceivable. You’ll only need to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever content the visitors access on their end. The platform performs best if the sites use a dedicated IP, but since our servers come with three free IP addresses, you’ll have all that you need.