Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches info for the sake of faster response times. It is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and a web browser. When a visitor loads a given web page, the content is requested by the web browser, and then the server handles this request and delivers the required information. If Varnish is enabled for a certain site, it will cache the pages on the first visit and in case the visitor opens a cached page for a second time, the data will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the web server. The improved load speed is a result of the considerably faster response time that the Varnish platform offers compared to any web server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the users will continue being served the same content again and again, as any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish saves in its memory.
Varnish in Shared Web Hosting
If you host your websites under a shared web hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to add Varnish with a couple of clicks of the mouse from your hosting Control Panel. The platform comes as an upgrade with all our shared hosting packages and you can select the number of the sites that will use it and the maximum storage space that will be available for the cached data. The two features that can be upgraded in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the number of instances and the amount of memory and they aren’t tied directly to each other, so you can choose if you want lots of memory for one large-size website or less memory for several smaller ones. You can unleash the full potential of Varnish if the sites use a dedicated IP. With the Control Panel, you can swiftly start/restart/disable an instance, clear the cached data individually for each website that employs the Varnish platform or view an exhaustive system log file.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans come with Varnish by default, so you can take full advantage of the web app accelerator and increase the load speed of any website that you host on our platform. You will get 64 megabytes of memory exclusively for the Varnish accelerator at no additional cost and you will be able to create an instance with no more than a few clicks of the mouse through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated plans. In case you want more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 MB in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be available to you straight away. You can also order more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can choose whether a lot of content will be cached for a single website or whether the available memory will be used by different sites. Hepsia will allow you to restart or to disable any instance, to check the system log file for it or to delete the cached data using single-click controls. To take full advantage of the Varnish accelerator, you can set a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will employ it.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can use Varnish with each of our VPS server packages at no additional charge, as the data caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The one and only condition is that the Virtual Private Server must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your sites with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. Each Virtual Private Server package comes with a different amount of system memory for data caching purposes, but you will have no less than several hundred megabytes, which is quite enough even for several large Internet sites. Soon after you enable the Varnish platform, it’ll begin caching the content that your website visitors open, so you’ll notice the tremendously better web page load times and the decreased load on your Virtual Private Server in no time. The caching platform will permit you to use a less expensive VPS server, as you will not need that many resources to ensure the correct operation of your Internet sites even if you’ve got resource-requiring websites with a lot of visitors. Optimal results are achieved if the Internet sites which use Varnish use also a dedicated IP address.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will obtain the Varnish content caching platform at no additional cost and you will exert full control over it through a pretty easy-to-navigate GUI – you’ll be able to start, to delete or to reboot an instance, to check a comprehensive system log, to clear the cached files associated with any website and much more. Varnish will have several GB of memory at its disposal, so even if you own traffic-hungry websites with a lot of visitors, you’ll notice the considerably better page loading speeds and the decreased load on your dedicated server. This will become a fact soon after you start using Varnish, since it will require a certain amount of time to cache the website content that people request. You can make the most of the platform’s capacity if the Internet sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP, but since your dedicated server includes several IPs by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of your monthly charge for the server itself.