Learn exactly what Varnish is. Get to know a lot more about web accelerators and their function.
Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches content for 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 accesses a certain web page, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the web server processes this request and delivers the necessary info. If Varnish is activated for a specific website, it will cache the pages on the first request and in case the user opens a cached page again, the info will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the web server. The boosted speed is a result of the substantially faster response time that Varnish offers compared with any web server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the users will continue being served the very same content over and over again, since any update on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish keeps in its system memory.
Varnish in Cloud Hosting
Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each cloud plan
and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your shared account using the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. There’re two separate things that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one pertains to the number of the websites that you wish to use Varnish for and the second one, which comes in increments of 32 megabytes, indicates the total amount of content that the platform can cache at any given time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-use interface will enable you to disable or to reboot any instance, to check elaborate system logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For best results, you can use a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your site will load much faster, which means more satisfied site users and potential customers.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated plans
offered by us will permit you to use Varnish as soon as your brand new semi-dedicated server account is active, as the platform is available by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the moment your account is enabled, so you can use this workload balancing software once your website has been launched online. If you’re in need of more memory, you can get 32 MB at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated server in an instant. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not linked directly to the amount of system memory that you use, which suggests that you will have more freedom. The Varnish platform will enormously lower the load on the machine caused by your websites, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-loading pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish caching platform without any effort via your Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access buttons. You’ll be able to start/cancel any of the instances that you’ve got, to delete the cache associated with any of your websites or to view system logs.
Varnish in VPS Servers
Varnish is included by default with all VPS plans
that we are offering given that the server is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can boost the work of your sites with only a few mouse clicks. The more powerful the package, the more system memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a lower-end plan, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you own several different sites, you will notice a considerable decrease in the overall server load and a substantially faster page load speed. The platform will have to work for a little while as the users navigate the site and as soon as the site content has been cached, you will perceive the results. One of the benefits of using Varnish is that a lower-end and less high-priced plan will accomplish the same job as a more high-priced one without the caching platform, so not only will your Internet sites work significantly better, but you’ll also save some cash.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
You can use Varnish in order to increase the load speed of any website that’s hosted on a dedicated server
with our company when the Hepsia Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the content caching platform ready for use at no extra fee, but you will also have total control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-work-with GUI. It will take just a click to start or disable an instance or to clear the cache associated with any site that’s using the Varnish platform and if you are more tech-savvy, you can also check the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 GB of system memory for caching purposes, so even in case you run many sites on your machine and they all use the Varnish caching platform, the improvement in their performance will be distinguishable. You’ll simply have to wait for a little while until Varnish caches whatever webpages the visitors access on their end. The Varnish platform works best when the websites use a dedicated IP address, but due to the fact that our servers come with 3 cost-free IPs, you will have everything you need.