Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches information for faster response times. It’s sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and its users. When a site visitor loads a certain web page, the content is requested by the web browser, and then the web server processes this request and returns the needed info. If Varnish is activated for a specific site, it will cache its pages on the first visit and if the user opens a cached page for a second time, the information will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the server. The increased loading speed is a result of the considerably faster response time that Varnish offers as compared with any server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the website visitors will continue being served the very same content again and again, since any modification on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform saves in its system memory.
Varnish in Hosting
Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each and every hosting plan and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your shared web hosting account through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. There’re two different features that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one pertains to the number of the websites that you want to employ Varnish for and the second one, which is offered in increments of 32 megabytes, pertains to the total amount of content that the platform can cache at any given time. Hepsia’s time and effort saving GUI will allow you to delete or to reboot any instance, to see detailed logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For best results, you can use a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will load much faster, meaning more satisfied visitors and potential customers.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
Varnish is a feature, which comes as standard with all semi-dedicated hosting plans that we offer and you can use it for load balancing purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The Varnish content caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can use it with any Internet site that you host in the semi-dedicated server account. If you are in need of more than that, you can increase the memory allowance. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 MB through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The same section will enable you to enable more instances too, in case you want to use the Varnish platform with more sites. The two upgrades can be ordered separately – you can cache the content of one single resource-intensive Internet site or use a number of sites with the default memory allocation. You can get the most out of Varnish in case you use a dedicated IP address and you can get one with your semi-dedicated plan as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you full control over the caching platform and, with no more than a click, you will be able to clear the cached contents, to see a system log file or to restart an instance.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
If you want a powerful web hosting solution and you buy any of the dedicated web hosting plans offered by us, you’ll be able to use the Varnish caching platform to enhance the performance of your Internet sites at no extra cost as long as the dedicated server is ordered with our advanced Hepsia Control Panel. Its easy-to-work-with graphical interface will permit you to monitor system processes, to clear the cached contents or to restart any instance with one single mouse click. The smallest amount of memory that the platform can employ to cache content is 3 GB, which is quite enough for an enormous number of popular Internet sites, so your server will be able to handle a huge load while your site visitors are enjoying a smooth browsing experience. As your dedicated server will include a number of dedicated IPs, you will be able to use Varnish’s full capacity.