Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches information for faster response times. It’s sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and a web browser. When a website visitor opens a given web page, the content is requested by the web browser, and then the web server handles this request and delivers the needed content. If Varnish is enabled for a specific site, it will cache the pages at the very first request and if the visitor opens a cached page for a second time, the content will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the server. The increased loading speed is a result of the significantly faster response time that the Varnish platform offers as compared to any web server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the website visitors will continue seeing the exact same content over and over again, because any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish stores in its memory.
Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting
You can make use of Varnish’s potential and optimize your websites’ loading speed regardless of the cloud web hosting plan that you have picked and you can add and configure the data caching platform with several mouse clicks from the user-friendly graphical interface offered by our avant-garde Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be able to choose two different things – how many websites will use the Varnish platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 MB and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can use more instances with less memory and the other way around. If you have a lot of content on a particular Internet site and you draw lots of visitors, more memory will guarantee you a better result. You may also consider using a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use Varnish. Hepsia will provide you with easy one-click controls for disabling or rebooting any instance, for clearing the cache for any Internet site and for checking detailed system logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Varnish platform is included in the basic service set that you’ll receive if you decide to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can configure it for any of your Internet sites via our next-gen Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default amount of system memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache content is 64 MB, but if you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this memory from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the sites that can use this platform simultaneously. Since these two things are not tied to each other, you can use a few sites with the default amount of memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for a single Internet site. The Varnish platform performs best when you set a dedicated IP address for the websites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you a simple way of rebooting any instance. Furthermore, you will be able to delete the cached data with only one single mouse click.
Varnish in VPS Web Hosting
You can use Varnish with all our virtual private server packages at no additional fee, since the content caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The only requirement is that the VPS server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you will be able to set up Varnish for any of your Internet sites with just a few mouse clicks. Each Virtual Private Server package features a different amount of memory for content caching purposes, but you’ll have minimum several hundred megabytes, which is sufficient even for multiple resource-requiring Internet sites. Shortly after you activate the Varnish platform, it will begin caching the content that your website visitors access, so you’ll notice the considerably faster web page load times and the less load on the virtual machine in no time. The Varnish platform will permit you to use a less pricey virtual server, since you will not need that much power to guarantee the uninterrupted operation of your Internet sites even if you own large-sized websites with plenty of visitors. Optimal results are achieved if the sites that use the Varnish platform use also a dedicated IP address.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting
If you need a powerful hosting solution and you get one of the Linux dedicated servers hosting that we’re offering, you will be able to use the Varnish caching platform to improve the work of your websites at no additional fee as long as the dedicated server is ordered with our next-generation Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its simple-to-navigate graphical interface will enable you to keep an eye on platform processes, to clear the cached contents or to reboot any instance with one single click of the mouse. The minimum amount of memory that the caching platform can employ to cache Internet site content is 3 GB, which is more than enough for an immense number of resource-heavy sites, so your server will be able to deal with a colossal load while your visitors are having a seamless browsing experience. As your dedicated machine will come with a number of dedicated IP addresses, you will be able to use Varnish’s full potential.