Varnish is a web app accelerator platform, which caches content for quicker access. It is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and a browser. When a visitor loads a given webpage, the content is requested by the web browser, and then the web server handles this request and delivers the needed content. If Varnish is activated for a certain website, it will cache the pages on the very first request and if the user accesses a cached page once again, the content will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the web server. The improved load speed is an end result of the considerably faster response time that the Varnish platform offers as compared to any web server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the website visitors will continue seeing the very same content again and again, because any change on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform stores in its system memory.
Varnish in Cloud Hosting
In case you host your websites under a cloud hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to add Varnish with several mouse clicks through your Control Panel. The data caching platform comes as an upgrade with all our hosting packages and you can select the number of the sites that will use it and the total amount of system memory that will be used for the cached content. The two features that can be upgraded in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the amount of system memory and the number of instances and they aren’t directly tied to each other, so you can choose whether you want lots of memory for a single large-scale website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can use the full potential of the Varnish platform if the websites use a dedicated IP. Using the Control Panel, you can swiftly start/restart/disable an instance, clear the cached content independently for each website which employs Varnish or view an in-depth log.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages include Varnish by default, so you can take full advantage of the website accelerator and increase the loading speed of any site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You will get 64 megabytes of memory exclusively for the Varnish accelerator at no additional charge and you will be able to create an instance with no more than a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated plans. In case you need more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 MB in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be available to you momentarily. You can also order more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can choose if lots of content will be cached for one website or if the available memory will be used by multiple Internet sites. Hepsia will permit you to restart or to discontinue any instance, to see the system log associated with it or to delete the cached content using 1-click buttons. To take full advantage of Varnish, you can allocate a dedicated IP address to the sites which will use it.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting
When you need a powerful hosting solution and you buy any of the Linux dedicated servers hosting packages offered by us, you’ll be able to use the Varnish data caching platform to boost the work of your sites at no additional charge as long as the dedicated machine is ordered with our advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its easy-to-work-with interface will enable you to keep an eye on system processes, to delete the cached contents or to reboot any instance with one single click. The minimum amount of system memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache site content is three gigabytes, which is more than enough for an enormous collection of traffic-consuming Internet sites, so your dedicated server will be able to handle a tremendous system load while your website visitors are enjoying a smooth web browsing experience. As your dedicated machine will include several different dedicated IPs, you’ll be able to make use of Varnish’s full capacity.