Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches information for quicker response times. It is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and a browser. When a site visitor loads a certain web page, the content is requested by the browser, and then the web server processes this browser request and sends back the requested content. If Varnish is enabled for a given website, it will cache the pages on the first visit and if the visitor accesses a cached page once again, the information will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the web server. The increased loading speed is an end result of the substantially faster response time that Varnish offers as compared with any server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the visitors will continue being served the same content over and over again, since any update on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform caches in its system memory.
Varnish in Cloud Hosting
You can make use of Varnish’s full potential and boost the loading speed of your sites irrespective of the cloud hosting plan that you have chosen and you can add and configure the data caching platform with several mouse clicks through the easy-to-use GUI offered by our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be able to choose two different things – how many Internet sites will use the Varnish platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 MB and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can use more instances and less memory and the other way around. If you’ve got lots of content on a given Internet site and you draw lots of visitors, more memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP for the sites that will use Varnish. Hepsia will provide you with easy 1-click controls for deleting or rebooting any instance, for clearing the cache for any site and for seeing detailed logs.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can take advantage of Varnish with each of our VPS server packages at no extra charge, since the platform is pre-installed and is included by default. The only condition is that the server must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your Internet sites with only a couple of mouse clicks. Each Virtual Private Server plan features a different amount of system memory for content caching purposes, but you will have at least several hundred megabytes, which is enough even for several large-sized Internet sites. Soon after you enable the Varnish platform, it will start caching the content that your visitors request, so you’ll notice the much better page load times and the reduced load on your virtual machine in no time. Varnish will allow you to use a less high-priced server, as you won’t require that much power to sustain the correct operation of your Internet sites even if you run heavy-traffic sites with numerous visitors. Maximum results are achieved if the Internet sites that use the Varnish platform also use a dedicated IP address.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
When you want a more powerful website hosting solution and you get any of the dedicated web hosting plans offered by our company, you’ll be able to use Varnish to improve the work of your websites at no additional fee as long as the dedicated machine is ordered with our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its user-friendly GUI will allow you to monitor platform processes, to clear the cached contents or to restart any instance with one mouse click. The smallest amount of memory that the Varnish caching platform can employ to cache Internet site content is 3 GB, which is more than enough for an immense collection of resource-hungry sites, so your server will be able to handle an immense load while your Internet site visitors are having a smooth web browsing experience. As your server will include a number of dedicated IPs, you will be able to use Varnish’s maximum capacity.