Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches information for quicker access. It is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and its users. When a website visitor accesses a certain web page, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server handles this request and returns the requested data. If Varnish is enabled for a given website, it will cache its pages on the very first visit and in case the visitor opens a cached page for a second time, the info will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the server. The improved loading speed is an end result of the considerably faster response time that the Varnish platform offers as compared with any web server software. Of course, this does not mean that the visitors will continue seeing the exact same content again and again, as any change on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform keeps in its system memory.
Varnish in Website Hosting
Our company offers Varnish as an optional upgrade with each Linux website hosting and if you want to use it, you can add it to your account via the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two separate things that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one pertains to the number of the sites that you’d like to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 32 megabytes, displays the total amount of data that the data caching platform can cache at any particular time. Hepsia’s user-friendly GUI will enable you to delete or to restart any instance, to see elaborate logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For maximum results, you can use a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will load substantially faster, meaning more satisfied website visitors and prospective clients.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we’re offering will allow you to employ Varnish once your brand new semi-dedicated account is active, as the content caching platform comes by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the second your account is activated, so you can take advantage of this load balancing software as soon as your website has been published on the Internet. In case you’re in need of more system memory, you can add 32 megabytes at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated machine in a flash. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly bound to the amount of system memory that you use, which goes to say that you’ll have more freedom. The platform will significantly reduce the load on the semi-dedicated server that your websites generate, so your site visitors can enjoy fast-opening web pages. You’ll be able to manage the Varnish platform without efforts through your Control Panel using fast-access buttons. You’ll be able to start/deactivate any of the instances that you’ve got, to clear the cached data associated with any of your Internet sites or to view system log files.
Varnish in VPS Web Hosting
The Varnish caching platform is included by default with each of the Linux VPS web hosting that we’re offering given that the VPS is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can optimize the performance of your websites with just a couple of clicks. The more powerful the package, the more memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a lower-end package, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you run a number of Internet sites, you’ll notice a considerable decrease in the overall server load and a significantly better site loading speed. The platform will need to work for a little while as the visitors browse the web pages and as soon as the site content has been cached, you’ll observe the results. One of the pluses of employing Varnish is that a less powerful and less costly VPS package will accomplish the same job as a more pricey one without the caching platform, so not only will your Internet sites work substantially better, but you’ll also save a certain amount of cash.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting
In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll get the Varnish content caching platform at no additional fee and you will exert total control over it through an extremely simple-to-use GUI – you will be able to start, to cancel or to restart an instance, to view an elaborate log, to clear the cached files associated with any Internet site and much more. The Varnish caching platform will have several GB of system memory at its disposal, so even if you manage traffic-hungry sites with a large number of visitors, you’ll notice the considerably faster page loading speeds and the less load on the machine. This will happen soon after you begin using Varnish, since it will need a certain amount of time to cache the site content that users browse. You can take full advantage of the platform’s capabilities in case the Internet sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP, but considering the fact that your dedicated server includes a couple of IP addresses by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of the monthly fee for the machine itself.