Varnish is a web application accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, as it can increase the load speed of any Internet site, sometimes even by 100 percent, based on the content. This tool is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to reduce the overall load on the server and to boost the access speed for the website visitors. Every time a visitor opens a page on a specific website, the web browser request is processed by the web server and the requested data is sent as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the web pages that the site visitor browses and in case any of them is loaded once again, it’s delivered by Varnish and not by the server directly. The improvement in the overall performance is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests significantly quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the users. If any data is modified in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be updated the next time somebody tries to access them.
Varnish in Website Hosting
Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each of our website hosting services. You can add it to your website hosting account from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with all shared hosting packages and you’ll get an exceptionally easy-to-use graphical interface, which will grant you complete control over the content caching system. Using 1-click quick-access controls, you can reboot or delete any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer work for a particular site. You can also view an in-depth system log file or delete the cache associated with any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your shared hosting plan, you will be able to select the total amount of system memory that will be available to you for content caching purposes and how many websites will use Varnish. You can always add more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for maximum performance, you can allocate a dedicated IP address to the websites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to get the most out of your Internet sites and to have lots of pleased visitors.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Varnish is a feature, which is included by default with all Linux semi-dedicated services that we offer and you can use it for workload distribution purposes. It is available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The Varnish content caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can employ it with any Internet site that you host in the semi-dedicated server account. If you’re in need of more, you can increase the memory quota. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 MB in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The exact same section will permit you to activate more instances too, in case you’d like to use the Varnish caching platform with more Internet sites. The two things can be added separately – you can cache the content of a single busy website or run several different Internet sites with the default memory. You can take full advantage of the Varnish platform in case you use a dedicated IP and you can order one with your semi-dedicated server package as well. Hepsia will give you complete control over the caching platform and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you will be able to clear the cached contents, to check a system log or to reboot an instance.
Varnish in VPS Hosting
The Varnish caching platform is included by default with each of the VPS hosting services that we’re offering on the condition that the VPS server is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can boost the performance of your websites with only a couple of mouse clicks. The more powerful the plan, 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’ve got a number of Internet sites, you’ll notice a noticeable reduction in the server load and a considerably faster webpage load speed. The Varnish caching platform will have to work for a little while while the visitors navigate the website and once the content has been cached, you will distinguish the effect. One of the benefits of using Varnish is that a less powerful and less high-priced VPS package will do the very same job as a more pricey one without the caching platform, so not only will your Internet sites perform substantially better, but you will also save some cash.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
You can employ Varnish to increase the speed of any site that is hosted on a dedicated server with us if the Hepsia Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the content caching platform ready to be used at no additional charge, but you will also exert complete control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s intuitive GUI. It’ll take only a click to start or terminate an instance or to delete the cached data for any site that is using the Varnish platform and if you’re more experienced, you can also see the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 GB of virtual memory for content caching purposes, so even in case you run a lot of websites on your server and they all use the caching platform, the improvement in their performance will be distinguishable. You will just have to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever content the visitors open on their end. The platform performs best when the websites use a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that our servers include 3 free-of-charge IPs, you’ll have all that you need.