Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches content for the sake of faster access. It is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and a web browser. When a site visitor opens a given page, the content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server handles this request and sends back the needed information. If Varnish is enabled for a website, it will cache its pages at the first request and in case the visitor visits a cached page for a second time, the data will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the web server. The increased loading speed is a result of the considerably faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers as compared to any web server software. Of course, this does not mean that the website visitors will keep being served the same content again and again, because any modification on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish keeps in its system memory.
Varnish in Shared Web Hosting
Our company offers Varnish as an optional upgrade with each Linux shared web hosting and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your web hosting account via the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two different things that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one depends on the number of the sites that you wish to use Varnish for and the second one, which is available in increments of 32 MB, displays the total amount of content that the platform can cache at any given time. Hepsia’s simple-to-use GUI will enable you to stop or to reboot any instance, to view comprehensive logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For optimal results, you can use a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will load considerably faster, which means more happy visitors and potential clients.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Varnish platform is included in the default set of services that you will get when you choose to host your sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can enable it for any of your Internet sites via our innovative Hepsia Control Panel. The default system memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache content is 64 MB, but in case you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this amount from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the Internet sites that can use this platform at the same time. As these two features are not linked to each other, you can use several websites with the default memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for a single site. The Varnish caching platform works best when you use a dedicated IP for the sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you an easy way of restarting any instance. Furthermore, you’ll be able to clear the cached data with just a click.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
If you want the most powerful website hosting solution and you acquire any of the Linux dedicated web hosting that we offer, you’ll be able to use Varnish to enhance the overall performance of your websites at no additional charge on the condition that the dedicated machine is ordered with our innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its simple-to-work-with GUI will allow you to keep track of system processes, to clear the cache or to reboot any instance with a click. The minimal amount of system memory that the platform can use to cache website content is three gigabytes, which is quite enough for an enormous collection of traffic-consuming sites, so your dedicated server will be able to handle a massive load while your visitors are enjoying a seamless browsing experience. Since your dedicated server will include several different dedicated IP addresses, you will be able to use Varnish’s full capacity.