Varnish is a web app accelerator platform, which caches info for quicker access. It is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and a browser. When a visitor accesses a specific page, its content is requested by the web browser, and then the server processes this browser request and sends back the required data. If Varnish is activated for a site, it will cache its pages at the first request and in case the user accesses a cached page for a second time, the content will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the server. The boosted speed is a result of the substantially faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers as compared to any web server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the site visitors will keep seeing the exact same content over and over again, as any update on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish stores in its system memory.
Varnish in Shared Hosting
Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each of our shared hosting. You can add it to your account via the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with all shared hosting plans and you will get a very easy-to-work-with graphical interface, which will give you complete control over the data caching system. Using one-click quick-access buttons, you can reboot or delete any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer be activated for a given website. You can also check an elaborate log file or delete the cache for any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your shared hosting package, you will be able to choose the total amount of system memory that will be available to you for caching purposes and how many websites will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for optimum performance, you can allocate a dedicated IP address to the sites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to get the most out of your websites and to have numerous gratified site users.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated servers that we offer will permit you to employ Varnish as soon as your brand new semi-dedicated account has been opened, since the content caching platform comes by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the second your account is activated, so you can use this workload distribution software as soon as your site has been built. In case you’re in need of more system memory, you can add 32 MB at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated server instantly. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not linked directly to the amount of memory that you use, which goes to say that you will have more flexibility. The Varnish platform will greatly lower the load produced by your sites, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-loading pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish platform without any effort from the Control Panel using quick-access buttons. You’ll be able to start/remove any of the instances that you’ve got, to delete the cached content associated with any of your Internet sites or to see system log files.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can take advantage of Varnish with all our VPS server packages at no extra charge, since the platform is pre-installed and is included by default. The only prerequisite is that the virtual server must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you’ll be able to set up Varnish for any of your websites with just a few clicks. Each Virtual Private Server package comes with a different amount of memory for data caching purposes, but you will have minimum several hundred megabytes, which is quite sufficient even for several resource-requiring Internet sites. Shortly after you enable the Varnish platform, it will begin caching the content that your visitors browse, so you will notice the tremendously faster website loading speeds and the decreased load on your VPS server very soon. The caching platform will permit you to use a less expensive server, since you won’t require that many resources to guarantee the correct operation of your websites even if you run busy websites with a lot of visitors. Optimum results are achieved if the websites which use the Varnish caching platform use also a dedicated IP.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
When you want a powerful hosting solution and you order any of the dedicated servers offered by our company, you will be able to use the Varnish platform to optimize the overall performance of your websites at no extra cost on the condition that the dedicated server is ordered with our avant-garde Hepsia Control Panel. Its simple-to-use graphical interface will allow you to monitor platform processes, to clear the cached content or to restart any instance with one click of the mouse. The minimum amount of system memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache Internet site content is 3 GB, which is quite enough for a vast number of resource-requiring Internet sites, so your server will be able to handle a huge load while your website visitors are enjoying a smooth web browsing experience. Since your machine will include a number of dedicated IPs, you’ll be able to make use of Varnish’s maximum potential.