Varnish is a web app accelerator platform, which caches content for faster response times. It is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and a web browser. When a website visitor loads a particular webpage, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server processes this request and returns the needed info. If Varnish is activated for a specific site, it will cache its pages at the first visit and if the user visits a cached page once again, the data will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the web server. The increased loading speed is an end result of the substantially faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers compared to any web server software. Of course, this does not mean that the site visitors will keep being served the exact same content over and over again, because any update on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform stores in its memory.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All our semi-dedicated hosting services come with Varnish by default, so you can take full advantage of the web application accelerator and accelerate any site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You’ll get 64 MB of memory particularly for the Varnish accelerator at no additional charge and you will be able to add an instance with no more than a few clicks of the mouse via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated server plans. If you need more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be available to you right away. You can also order more instances as an upgrade, so you can choose whether plenty of content will be cached for one site or if the available memory will be used by different websites. Hepsia will permit you to restart or to deactivate any instance, to see the system log file for it or to delete the cached content using 1-click controls. To take full advantage of Varnish, you can allocate a dedicated IP address to the Internet sites which will use it.
Varnish in VPS Hosting
We provide Varnish with all of the Hepsia-equipped VPS hosting, so in case you order a VPS with this web hosting Control Panel, you’ll be able to take full advantage of the caching platform at no extra fee. Varnish can utilize different amounts of memory for data caching purposes depending on the very Virtual Private Server package that you have picked on the order page, but nevertheless, this amount will not be less than several hundred MB. This is more than enough to optimize the performance of a handful of resource-intensive Internet sites, so the faster site load speeds and the reduced load will be perceptible. The result may not be distinguishable momentarily, as Varnish will need a certain amount of time to cache the content that visitors access, but soon after you activate it, you’ll perceive its full capacity. This caching platform will permit you to use a lower-end VPS server and to give less cash to get the exact same performance you’d get with a more powerful virtual machine without Varnish.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
You can use Varnish in order to improve the load speed of any site that’s hosted on a dedicated server with us when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the platform ready to be used at no extra cost, but you will also exert total control over it through Hepsia’s simple-to-use graphical interface. It’ll take just one click of the mouse to start or discontinue an instance or to delete the cached data for any website that’s using the Varnish platform and if you’re more experienced, you can also browse the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 gigabytes of virtual memory for content caching purposes, so even if you run multiple Internet sites on your machine and they all use the caching platform, the improvement in their performance will be observable. You will simply have to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever web pages the site visitors browse on their end. The platform works best if the websites use a dedicated IP, but since our servers include three charge-free IP addresses, you will have everything you need.