Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches info for faster response times. It is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and a browser. When a site visitor opens a specific page, its content is requested by the web browser, and then the server processes this browser request and sends back the necessary info. If Varnish is enabled for a specific site, it will cache the pages at the first visit and if the visitor accesses a cached page once again, the info will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the web server. The accelerated speed is an end result of the much faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers as compared to any web server software. Of course, this does not mean that the visitors will continue seeing the very same content over and over again, because any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform caches in its system memory.
Varnish in Website Hosting
You can make use of Varnish’s full potential and optimize the loading speed of your sites irrespective of the website hosting plan that you’ve chosen and you can add and set up the content caching platform with a few clicks of the mouse through the easy-to-use graphical interface offered by our next-gen Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be able to choose two separate things – how many websites will use the Varnish caching platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much info will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 MB and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can order more instances with less memory and the other way around. If you’ve got a lot of content on a given Internet site and you win numerous visitors, more system memory will give you a better result. You may also consider using a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the Varnish caching platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you simple one-click controls for discontinuing or rebooting any instance, for clearing the cache associated with any website and for viewing comprehensive system logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Linux semi-dedicated servers that we offer will allow you to employ Varnish as soon as your brand-new semi-dedicated account is active, as the caching platform is available by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the second your account is activated, so you can make use of this workload balancing software as soon as your site has been published online. In case you need more memory, you can order 32 megabytes at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated machine momentarily. You can also increase the number of the sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly tied to the amount of system memory that you use, which goes to say that you’ll have more flexibility. The caching platform will enormously decrease the load on the semi-dedicated server caused by your sites, so your visitors can enjoy fast-loading pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish caching platform without effort through your Control Panel using quick-access controls. You’ll be able to start/delete any of the instances that you’ve got, to clear the cached data for any of your Internet sites or to check system log files.
Varnish in VPS Servers
The Varnish caching platform comes by default with each of the VPS servers offered by our company given that the machine is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can enhance the overall performance of your websites with just a few mouse clicks. The more powerful the plan, the more memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a low-end package, the platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you own a handful of websites, you’ll notice an enormous decrease in the server load and a tremendously faster website load speed. The Varnish caching platform will need to work for a while as the visitors navigate the pages and once the site content has been cached, you’ll notice the effects. One of the benefits of using Varnish is that a less powerful and less costly Virtual Private Server package will accomplish the same job as a more pricey one without the platform, so not only will your websites perform considerably better, but you’ll also spare some cash.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
All Linux dedicated service which are ordered with the in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed software platforms that you will get with the dedicated machine. The Varnish caching platform can be enabled and administered effortlessly via the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-work-with interface and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you can view an in-depth log, create or restart an instance, delete the cached data for any Internet site and much more. Soon after you configure the Varnish platform for a certain domain or subdomain, it will start caching the pages loaded by your site visitors and once it has cached enough web content, you’ll witness a considerably better website performance in addition to a decreased load on the machine. With Varnish-dedicated system memory starting at three gigabytes, you will be able to use the software platform for workload balancing purposes even if you run a vast number of Internet sites on your dedicated server.