Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches data for the sake of quicker access. It is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and an Internet browser. When a site visitor loads a given webpage, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the web server handles this browser request and returns the needed content. If Varnish is activated for a given website, it will cache the pages at the very first request and in case the user visits a cached page for a second time, the info will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the web server. The improved speed is a result of the considerably faster response speed that Varnish offers as compared with any server software. Of course, this does not mean that the users will keep seeing the very same content over and over again, as any change on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish caches in its system memory.
Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting
Our company offers Varnish as an optional upgrade with each and every cloud website hosting plan and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your shared web hosting account via the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one depends on the number of the Internet sites that you wish to employ Varnish for and the second one, which comes in increments of 32 megabytes, refers to the total amount of content that the platform can cache at any given time. Hepsia’s easy-to-use GUI will permit you to remove or to reboot any instance, to check elaborate logs or to clear the platform’s cache with just a click. For optimum results, you can use a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your website will open tremendously faster, which means more happy visitors and potential clients.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
Varnish is included in the default service set that you’ll get if you decide to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can configure it for any of your websites through our next-gen Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default amount of system memory that Varnish can use to cache content is 64 MB, but in case you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this memory from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the sites that can use this caching platform simultaneously. As these two things aren’t linked to each other, you can use several instances with the default memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for one single web site. Varnish works best when you allocate a dedicated IP to the Internet sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you an easy means of rebooting any instance. Furthermore, you will be able to delete the cached files with just one single click.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
You can use Varnish in order to improve the loading speed of any website that’s hosted on a dedicated server with us if the Hepsia Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the content caching platform ready for use at no extra fee, but you’ll also exert full control over it via Hepsia’s user-friendly graphical interface. It will take only one single mouse click to start or discontinue an instance or to clear the cached files for any site that is using Varnish and in case you’re more experienced, you can also view the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 GB of memory for data caching purposes, so even in case you host many Internet sites on your machine and they all use the platform, the improvement in their performance will be perceivable. You’ll only need to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever webpages the website visitors open on their end. The Varnish platform performs best if the sites use a dedicated IP address, but due to the fact that our dedicated servers come with three free IP addresses, you’ll have all that you need.