Varnish is a website accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, because it can increase the loading speed of any Internet site, at times even by 100 percent, based on the content. This tool is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to decrease the overall load on the physical server and to improve the browsing speed for the site visitors. Every time a visitor loads a page on a given Internet site, the web browser request is processed by the web server and the requested data is served as a reply. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the pages that the visitor opens and if any of them is accessed once more, it’s served by Varnish and not by the server directly. The improvement in the overall performance comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests substantially quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. In case any content is edited in the meantime, the cached webpages will also be updated the next time somebody attempts to access them.
Varnish in Cloud Hosting
Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux cloud service. You can add it to your hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is available with all shared hosting packages and you will get a pretty simple-to-work-with graphical interface, which will grant you full control over the content caching system. Using 1-click fast-access controls, you can restart or stop any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer be enabled for a given website. You can also check an elaborate system log file or clear the cache associated with any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your web hosting plan, you’ll be able to select the maximum amount of system memory that will be at your disposal for data caching purposes and the number of the sites that will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for best performance, you can allocate a dedicated IP to the sites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to get the most out of your sites and to have numerous satisfied website visitors.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated servers that we are offering will permit you to employ Varnish once your brand-new account has been set up, since the content caching platform is offered by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the moment your account is activated, so you can take advantage of this load distribution software as soon as your website has been launched. In case you need more system memory, you can order 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated machine straight away. You can also increase the number of the websites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly linked to the amount of system memory that you use, which suggests that you will enjoy more flexibility. The caching platform will noticeably reduce the server load produced by your sites, so your visitors can enjoy fast-opening pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish platform with no effort via your Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access buttons. You will be able to start/deactivate any of the instances that you have, to delete the cached content for any of your sites or to view system log files.
Varnish in VPS Servers
We provide Varnish with all of the Hepsia-managed Linux VPS web hosting service, so if you buy a server with this web hosting Control Panel, you’ll be able to make use of the caching platform at no additional fee. The Varnish platform can utilize different amounts of memory for caching purposes based on the specific server configuration that you’ve picked on the order page, but at any rate, this amount will not be less than several hundred megabytes. This is more than enough to enhance the overall performance of a handful of busy Internet sites, so the faster web page browsing speeds and the decreased load on the VPS server will be perceivable. The effect may not be detectable instantly, as Varnish will need a certain amount of time to cache the website content that people open, but shortly after you enable it, you’ll perceive its full capacity. This caching platform will allow you to use a lower-end server and to give less cash to get the same performance you’d get with a higher-end machine without Varnish.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
You can employ Varnish to enhance the speed of any site that is hosted on a dedicated server with us if the Hepsia Control Panel is installed on the machine. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready to be used at no extra charge, but you’ll also exert complete control over it through Hepsia’s easy-to-use graphical interface. It will take just one single click to start or discontinue an instance or to delete the cached data for any website that is using Varnish and in case you’re more sophisticated, you can also check the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 GB of memory for web content caching purposes, so even in case you run an immense number of websites on your machine and they all use the caching platform, the improvement in their performance will be noticeable. You’ll just have to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever pages the website visitors load on their end. The Varnish platform works best when the websites use a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that our dedicated servers include three cost-free IP addresses, you’ll have everything you need.