Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches info for the sake of faster response times. It is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and a web browser. When a site visitor opens a certain web page, its content is requested by the web browser, and then the server processes this browser request and returns the needed data. If Varnish is enabled for a given site, it will cache its pages on the first request and if the visitor opens a cached page again, the content will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the web server. The improved speed is an end result of the substantially faster response time that Varnish offers compared to any server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the visitors will continue seeing the exact same content over and over again, because any update on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish caches in its system memory.
Varnish in Website Hosting
If you host your Internet sites under a website hosting account with our company, you will be able to activate Varnish with several clicks of the mouse from your hosting Control Panel. The platform is available as an optional upgrade with all our hosting plans and you can choose the number of the sites that will use it and the total amount of system memory that will be available for the cached content. The two upgradeable features in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the number of instances and the amount of memory and they’re not linked directly to each other, so you can decide whether you need a lot of memory for one single large-size website or less memory for several smaller ones. You can make use of the full potential of the Varnish platform in case the sites use a dedicated IP address. Using the Control Panel, you can easily start/reboot/discontinue an instance, delete the cached files individually for each site that employs Varnish or view an elaborate log file.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated servers that we’re offering will permit you to use Varnish as soon as your brand new semi-dedicated account has been activated, as the platform comes by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the moment your account is enabled, so you can make use of this load distribution software as soon as your website has been launched online. In case you’re in need of more memory, you can order 32 MB at a time from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated machine immediately. You can also increase the number of the sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly linked to the amount of system memory that you use, which goes to say that you will have more freedom. The Varnish caching platform will seriously decrease the load on the semi-dedicated server generated by your sites, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-loading pages. You will be able to manage Varnish without any effort through your Control Panel using fast-access controls. You’ll be able to start/shut down any of the instances that you’ve got, to delete the cached data for any of your websites or to view system logs.
Varnish in VPS Servers
The Varnish platform comes by default with all VPS servers that we’re offering as long as the VPS server is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can improve the performance of your websites with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. The more powerful the package, the more system memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a less powerful plan, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you manage a handful of Internet sites, you will notice a noticeable reduction in the overall server load and a significantly faster page loading speed. The Varnish caching platform will have to work for a little while while the users browse the pages and as soon as the content has been cached, you will observe the effect. One of the benefits of employing Varnish is that a less powerful and less costly Virtual Private Server package will do the exact same job as a more costly one without the caching platform, so not only will your Internet sites work substantially better, but you’ll also save some money.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
You can use Varnish in order to enhance the loading speed of any website that is hosted on a dedicated server from us when the Hepsia Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the platform ready to be used at no extra fee, but you’ll also exert full control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-navigate GUI. It’ll take just one single click of the mouse to start or delete an instance or to delete the cached data associated with any website that is using Varnish and in case you are more proficient, you can also check the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 gigabytes of system memory for caching purposes, so even in case you run plenty of Internet sites on your dedicated server and they all use the Varnish platform, the difference in their performance will be perceivable. You’ll simply have to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever content the website visitors load on their end. The Varnish platform works best when the sites use a dedicated IP address, but due to the fact that our servers come with three charge-free IP addresses, you will have everything you need.