Learn precisely what Varnish is. Discover a lot more about web accelerators and their goal.
Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches info for quicker response times. It is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and a browser. When a site visitor opens a certain webpage, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the web server processes this request and delivers the requested data. If Varnish is activated for a specific site, it will cache the pages at the very first request and in case the visitor visits a cached page again, the content will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the web server. The improved speed is a result of the much faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers as compared with any web server software. Of course, this does not mean that the site visitors will keep being served the same content over and over again, since any update on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform stores in its system memory.
Varnish in Shared Website Hosting
We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux shared website hosting package
and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your hosting account using the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There are two different things that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one depends on the number of the sites that you’d like to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 32 megabytes, shows the total amount of data that the platform can store at any given moment. The Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-use GUI will permit you to delete or to reboot any instance, to see elaborate logs or to clear the platform’s cache with just one click. For maximum results, you can employ a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will open significantly faster, which means more happy website users and potential clients.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All our Linux semi-dedicated packages
come with Varnish by default, so you can make full use of the web accelerator and enhance the load speed of any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You will get 64 megabytes of memory particularly for Varnish at no extra fee and you will be able to add an instance with no more than a couple of mouse clicks via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated packages. If you need more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be at your disposal right away. You can also order more instances as an upgrade, so you can choose whether a lot of content will be cached for one website or whether the available memory will be utilized by multiple websites. Hepsia will enable you to reboot or to shut down any instance, to view the system log file for it or to clear the cached files using single-click controls. To take full advantage of Varnish, you can set a dedicated IP address for the websites that will employ it.
Varnish in VPS Web Hosting
You can use Varnish with all our virtual private server
plans at no extra cost, as the data caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The only prerequisite is that the virtual machine must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your sites with just a couple of clicks. Each plan offers a different amount of memory for content caching purposes, but you will get no less than several hundred megabytes, which is quite sufficient even for multiple resource-requiring websites. Shortly after you enable Varnish, it’ll start caching the content that your website visitors open, so you will notice the much faster web page loading times and the lowered load on the VPS server in no time. The Varnish platform will permit you to use a less high-priced server, as you will not need that much power to warrant the uninterrupted operation of your Internet sites even if you run high-demand sites with multiple visitors. Best results are accomplished if the sites that use Varnish use also a dedicated IP.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting
If you want the most powerful website hosting solution and you buy any of the Linux dedicated servers hosting packages
offered by us, you will be able to use the Varnish platform to enhance the overall performance of your websites at no additional fee on the condition that the dedicated server is ordered with our advanced Hepsia Control Panel. Its user-friendly interface will allow you to keep track of platform processes, to clear the cache or to reboot any instance with one click of the mouse. The minimum amount of system memory that Varnish can use to cache Internet site content is three gigabytes, which is quite enough for a vast collection of frequently visited sites, so your server will be able to handle a huge system load while your Internet site visitors are having a smooth web browsing experience. Since your server will include several dedicated IPs, you will be able to make use of Varnish’s full capacity.