Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches info for the sake of quicker access. It’s sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and its users. When a site visitor accesses a given page, the content is requested by the web browser, and then the server processes this browser request and delivers the needed info. If Varnish is activated for a site, it will cache its pages on the first visit and if the visitor opens a cached page again, the info will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the server. The accelerated load speed is an end result of the much faster response speed that Varnish offers compared with any web server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the site visitors will keep being served the exact same content over and over again, because any update on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish keeps in its system memory.
Varnish in Shared Web Hosting
Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with all our shared web hosting plans. You can add it to your hosting account from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared web hosting packages and you’ll get a really simple-to-work-with graphical interface, which will give you complete control over the content caching platform. Using one-click fast-access buttons, you can restart or deactivate any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer work for a given website. You can also view a comprehensive log file or erase the cache for any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your web hosting package, you will be able to choose the maximum amount of system memory that will be available to you for data caching purposes and how many sites will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for best performance, you can allocate a dedicated IP address to the websites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to take full advantage of your websites and to have lots of happy website visitors.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our semi-dedicated plans include Varnish by default, so you can use the website accelerator and boost the loading speed of any website that you host on our platform. You will get 64 megabytes of system memory particularly for the Varnish accelerator at no additional charge and you can enable an instance with no more than a few clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated packages. In case you want more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 MB in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be available to you straight away. You can also add more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can decide whether plenty of content will be cached for a single website or whether the available memory will be utilized by several Internet sites. Hepsia will enable you to reboot or to terminate any instance, to see the system log associated with it or to clear the cached data using one-click buttons. To take full advantage of the Varnish accelerator, you can allocate a dedicated IP to the sites that will employ it.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can take advantage of Varnish with all our VPS server packages at no extra fee, as the caching platform is pre-installed and is included by default. The sole prerequisite is that the virtual server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you will be able to set up Varnish for any of your websites with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. Each Virtual Private Server plan offers a different amount of system memory for caching purposes, but you will get at least several hundred megabytes, which is quite enough even for several large sites. Shortly after you enable the Varnish platform, it will begin caching the content that your site visitors request, so you will notice the significantly faster Internet site load speeds and the reduced load on the VPS server in no time. Varnish will permit you to use a less costly server, as you will not require that many resources to guarantee the uninterrupted operation of your sites even if you manage large sites with plenty of visitors. Maximum results are achieved if the Internet sites that use the Varnish caching platform also use a dedicated IP.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll obtain Varnish at no extra fee and you’ll exert complete control over it via an exceptionally user-friendly interface – you’ll be able to start, to deactivate or to reboot an instance, to view an exhaustive log, to delete the cached content associated with any site and much more. The Varnish platform will have several gigabytes of system memory at its disposal, so even if you run frequently visited Internet sites with a vast number of visitors, you will notice the significantly better website loading times and the decreased load on the dedicated server. This will happen soon after you start using the Varnish platform, since it will require some time to cache the site content that people open. You can make the most of the platform’s capabilities if the Internet sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP address, but since your server includes a couple of IPs by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of the monthly charge for the server itself.