Learn exactly what Varnish is. Get to know much more about web accelerators and their purpose.
Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches info for the sake of quicker response times. It’s sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and a web browser. When a website visitor opens a given page, the content is requested by the web browser, and then the web server processes this request and returns the requested info. If Varnish is activated for a given website, it will cache its pages at the very first visit and in case the user visits a cached page once again, the content will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the web server. The increased speed is an end result of the significantly faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers compared with any web server software. Of course, this does not mean that the visitors will keep seeing the same content again and again, since any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish keeps in its memory.
Varnish in Web Hosting
Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each and every web hosting
and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your shared website hosting account using the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two different things that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that you would like to employ Varnish for and the second one, which is offered in increments of 32 MB, indicates the total amount of data that the platform can store at any particular time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-work-with interface will enable you to remove or to restart any instance, to check detailed logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For maximum results, you can employ a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will load substantially faster, meaning more pleased website visitors and potential clients.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
Varnish is a feature, which comes by default with all semi-dedicated hosting service
that we’re offering and you can use it for workload distribution purposes. It is available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The content caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can use it with any website that you host in the account. If you’re in need of more than that, you can increase the system memory allowance. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 megabytes in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The same section will permit you to enable more instances too, in case you would like to use the Varnish caching platform with multiple Internet sites. The two things can be added separately – you can cache the content of one large-sized website or use a number of Internet sites with the default memory allowance. You can get the most out of the Varnish platform if you’ve got a dedicated IP address and you can order one with your semi-dedicated package as well. Hepsia will grant you total control over the platform and, with no more than one click, you’ll be able to delete the cached contents, to view a system log or to reboot an instance.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
When you need a more powerful hosting solution and you buy any of the Linux dedicated servers
offered by our company, you can use the Varnish platform to improve the performance of your sites at no additional cost on the condition that the dedicated machine is ordered with our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel. Its simple-to-work-with interface will allow you to keep an eye on platform processes, to clear the cache or to restart any instance with one single mouse click. The minimum amount of memory that the Varnish caching platform can employ to cache site content is 3 GB, which is quite enough for an enormous number of traffic-heavy websites, so your dedicated server will be able to cope with a massive load while your site visitors are enjoying a smooth web browsing experience. Since your dedicated server will include several dedicated IP addresses, you will be able to make use of Varnish’s maximum potential.