Varnish is a website accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, because it can increase the loading speed of any website, sometimes even by one hundred percent, based on the content itself. This tool is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to lower the overall load on the server and to improve the access speed for the website visitors. Each time a visitor loads a page on a given Internet site, the web browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested content is returned as a response. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the web pages that the site visitor browses and if any of them is accessed once more, it’s delivered by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The boost in the performance comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests considerably faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. In case any content is modified meanwhile, the cached pages will also be updated the next time someone accesses them.
Varnish in Hosting
You can unlock Varnish’s full potential and improve your sites’ load speed irrespective of the hosting package that you have picked and you can activate and configure the data caching platform with a few clicks via the simple-to-use GUI offered by our next-generation Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be able to choose two separate things – how many sites will employ Varnish, i.e. the number of instances, and how much data will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 MB and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can order more instances and less memory and the other way around. In case you have plenty of content on a particular Internet site and you attract plenty of website visitors, more system memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use Varnish. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with simple one-click controls for terminating or restarting any instance, for clearing the cache for any site and for seeing in-depth system logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Varnish is a feature, which comes by default with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting 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 megabytes of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can employ it with any site that you host in the semi-dedicated server account. In case you’re in need of more than that, you can increase the system memory quota. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 MB in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The very same section will permit you to create more instances too, in case you’d like to use the Varnish caching platform with multiple websites. The two upgrades can be added separately – you can cache the content of a single resource-requiring site or use several sites with the default memory quota. You can take full advantage of the Varnish caching platform if you have a dedicated IP address and you can get one with your semi-dedicated plan as well. Hepsia will give you full control over the platform and, with no more than one single click, you will be able to delete the cached contents, to see a log or to reboot an instance.
Varnish in VPS
The Varnish platform is included by default with each of the Linux VPS that we are offering given that the machine is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can enhance the overall performance of your sites with only a few clicks. The more powerful the package, the more system memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a low-end package, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you own a number of sites, you’ll notice an enormous reduction in the overall server load and a substantially better page loading speed. The Varnish caching platform will have to work for a little while as the visitors browse the site and as soon as the site content has been cached, you’ll see the effects. One of the upsides of using Varnish is that a lower-end and less expensive plan will accomplish the very same job as a more high-priced one without the platform, so not only will your websites perform much better, but you will also spare some cash.
Varnish in Dedicated Hosting
You can use Varnish to increase the loading speed of any website that is hosted on a dedicated server with our company when the Hepsia Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the caching platform ready for use at no additional charge, but you will also have complete control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s user-friendly GUI. It’ll take just one click to start or remove an instance or to delete the cache associated with any website that’s using the Varnish platform and if you are more trained, you can also check the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least three gigabytes of virtual memory for website content caching purposes, so even if you host multiple Internet sites on your server and they all use the Varnish caching platform, the improvement in their performance will be perceivable. You’ll only have to wait for a little while until Varnish caches whatever pages the website visitors open on their end. The platform works best if the Internet sites use a dedicated IP address, but since our dedicated servers include three free-of-charge IP addresses, you’ll have everything you need.