Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches data for faster response times. It’s sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and a browser. When a site visitor opens a specific web page, the content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server processes this request and delivers the requested info. If Varnish is activated for a particular site, it will cache its pages on the very first request and if the visitor opens a cached page again, the content will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the server. The improved speed is an end result of the much faster response time that the Varnish platform offers compared to any web server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the users will keep being served the exact same content again and again, because any update on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform caches in its system memory.
Varnish in Shared Web Hosting
If you host your websites in a shared web hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to activate Varnish with several clicks of the mouse from your Control Panel. The content caching platform comes as an optional upgrade with all our shared hosting packages and you can select the number of the websites that will use it and the maximum storage space that will be available for the cached data. The two features that can be upgraded in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the number of instances and the amount of memory and they are not directly linked to each other, so you can decide if you want lots of memory for a single large-size site or less memory for several smaller ones. You can unleash the full potential of Varnish if the websites use a dedicated IP. With the hosting Control Panel, you can easily start/restart/stop an instance, delete the cached content independently for each site which employs Varnish or view an in-depth system log file.
Varnish in VPS Web Hosting
You can use the workload balancing potential of Varnish with all our Linux VPS web hosting packages when you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The Varnish content caching platform is offered by default and the system memory that it’ll be able to use to cache the content of your websites is dependent on the particular Virtual Private Server package that you have picked, but even with the less powerful plans, you’ll have no less than several hundred megabytes of system memory at your disposal only for content caching purposes. This amount is sufficient enough to boost the overall performance of numerous sites. It’ll take a little time for you to see the results, since the Varnish platform caches the content that visitors browse, but shortly thereafter you will notice the considerably lowered load on the virtual machine and the enhanced website load speed. The Varnish caching platform will permit you to make use of a lower-end VPS plan for Internet sites which would typically require a more costly web hosting solution.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting
In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you will obtain the Varnish data caching platform at no additional charge and you’ll have total control over it via a quite easy-to-work-with interface – you’ll be able to start, to cancel or to restart an instance, to check an elaborate system log, to delete the cached files for any site and much more. Varnish will have several gigabytes of system memory at its disposal, so even if you host large-scale sites with plenty of visitors, you’ll notice the significantly better site loading times and the reduced load on the machine. This will become a fact soon after you begin using the Varnish platform, since it will need some time to cache the website content that users request. You can get the most out of the platform’s capabilities in case the sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP address, but due to the fact that your server includes several IP addresses by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of the monthly fee for the server itself.