Varnish is a web accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, as it can increase the speed of any Internet site, at times even by 100 percent, depending on the content itself. This tool is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to decrease the overall server load and to increase the browsing speed for the website visitors. Every time a visitor accesses a page on a given site, the web browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested data is delivered as a response. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the web pages that the website visitor opens and if any of them is opened once again, it is served by Varnish and not by the server directly. The boost in the performance is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the browser requests tremendously faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. If any content is modified meanwhile, the cached web pages will also be updated the next time somebody attempts to open them.
Varnish in Hosting
You can unleash Varnish’s potential and improve the load speed of your websites regardless of the hosting plan that you have picked and you can add and configure the data caching platform with several clicks of the mouse through the easy-to-use interface offered by our next-gen Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be able to select two different things – how many sites will use the Varnish caching platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much data will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter is available 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. In case you have a lot of content on a given website and you win lots of website visitors, more system memory will give you a better result. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the Varnish platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with easy 1-click buttons for stopping or restarting any instance, for deleting the cache associated with each site and for checking in-depth logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages offered by our company will allow you to employ Varnish as soon as your brand-new semi-dedicated account has been activated, as the data caching platform is offered by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the second your account is activated, so you can make use of this workload distribution software as soon as your website has been built. In case you are in need of more system memory, you can get 32 MB at a time from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated machine right away. You can also increase the number of the sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly bound to the amount of memory that you use, which means that you’ll have more versatility. The platform will significantly decrease the server load generated by your websites, so your site visitors can enjoy fast-opening web pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish caching platform without any effort through the Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access controls. You’ll be able to start/remove any of the instances that you have, to clear the cached files associated with any of your websites or to see system log files.
Varnish in VPS
You can take full advantage of the workload balancing potential of Varnish with any of our VPS packages when you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The Varnish caching platform comes by default and the amount of system memory that it’ll be able to use to cache your website content is dependent on the particular plan that you’ve picked, but even with the lower-end packages, you will have at least several hundred megabytes of memory at your disposal exclusively for content caching purposes. This amount is sufficient to improve the work of numerous websites. It’ll take a little time for you to notice the results, as the Varnish platform caches the content that site visitors request, but soon thereafter you’ll notice the substantially decreased load on your VPS server and the accelerated site browsing speed. The Varnish platform will allow you to make use of a lower-end Virtual Private Server plan for sites which would typically require a more costly hosting solution.
Varnish in Dedicated Hosting
You can use Varnish in order to accelerate the load speed of any site that’s hosted on a dedicated server from us when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the content caching platform ready to be used at no additional cost, but you will also have full control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-navigate graphical interface. It’ll take only one click to start or stop an instance or to clear the cached files associated with any site that is using Varnish and if you’re more advanced, you can also view the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 gigabytes of system memory for caching purposes, so even in case you run lots of sites on your dedicated machine and they all use the platform, the difference in their performance will be apparent. You will simply have to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever webpages the website visitors load on their end. The platform performs best if the Internet sites use a dedicated IP address, but since our dedicated servers include 3 free IPs, you’ll have all that you need.