Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches info for the sake of faster response times. It’s sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and an Internet browser. When a site visitor opens a given page, its content is requested by the browser, and then the server handles this request and returns the required info. If Varnish is activated for a particular site, it will cache its pages on the first visit and if the user accesses a cached page once more, the info will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the server. The increased loading speed is a result of the significantly faster response speed that Varnish offers compared with any server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the users will keep seeing the very same content again and again, since any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish saves in its system memory.
Varnish in Cloud Hosting
Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each Linux cloud hosting and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your shared account using the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There are two different things that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one depends on the number of the websites that you’d like to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 32 megabytes, indicates the maximum amount of data that the data caching platform can store at any given time. Hepsia’s user-friendly graphical interface will enable you to stop or to restart any instance, to see in-depth system logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just a click. For optimal results, you can employ a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will open substantially faster, which means more happy website users and prospective customers.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Varnish data caching platform is part of the standard set of services that you’ll get when you decide to host your Internet sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can enable it for any of your Internet sites through our advanced Hepsia Control Panel. The default memory that Varnish can use to cache data is 64 MB, but in case you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this memory from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the sites that can use this caching platform at the same time. As these two features aren’t bound to each other, you can use a couple of instances with the default memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for a single site. The Varnish platform performs best if you set a dedicated IP for the websites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you a simple means of restarting any instance. What’s more, you’ll be able to delete the cached content with only one click.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting
If you want a powerful hosting solution and you get one of the Linux dedicated servers hosting offered by our company, you will be able to use the Varnish caching platform to enhance the overall performance of your websites at no additional fee on the condition that the dedicated machine is ordered with our leading-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its easy-to-navigate GUI will enable you to monitor platform processes, to clear the cached content or to restart any instance with a click. The smallest amount of system memory that the caching platform can use to cache website content is three gigabytes, which is more than enough for a huge collection of regularly visited Internet sites, so your dedicated server will be able to cope with a tremendous system load while your website visitors are enjoying a smooth web browsing experience. Since your dedicated machine will include a number of dedicated IP addresses, you will be able to make use of Varnish’s maximum capacity.