Varnish is a website accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, 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 reduce the overall load on the physical machine and to accelerate the access speed for the website visitors. Every time a visitor opens a page on a specific Internet site, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested information is delivered as a response. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the pages that the visitor browses and in case any of them is loaded once again, it is served by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The boost in the overall performance is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests substantially quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the users. In case any content is updated meanwhile, the cached web pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone tries to open them.
Varnish in Website Hosting
You can use Varnish’s potential and optimize your sites’ load speed regardless of the website hosting plan that you’ve picked and you can add and set up the data caching platform with a few clicks of the mouse from the intuitive interface offered by our next-generation Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be able to select two different things – how many Internet sites will employ the Varnish platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 MB and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can use more instances with less memory and the other way around. If you have lots of content on a certain site and you gain many site visitors, more system memory will guarantee you a better result. You may also consider using a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish caching platform. Hepsia will offer you easy one-click buttons for deactivating or rebooting any instance, for deleting the cache for any site and for viewing exhaustive logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
Varnish is a feature, which comes by default with all semi-dedicated hosting plans offered by our company and you can use it for workload distribution purposes. It is available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The Varnish data caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can employ it with any website that you host in your semi-dedicated account. If you are in need of more, you can increase the system memory allowance. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 MB in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The very same section will enable you to activate more instances too, in case you’d like to use the Varnish platform with more websites. The two things can be added independently – you can cache the content of one single frequently visited Internet site or use several different sites with the default memory. You can get the most out of the Varnish caching platform in case you use a dedicated IP address and you can get one with your semi-dedicated server package as well. Hepsia will give you full control over the platform and, with no more than a click, you will be able to delete the cached data, to check a system log file or to reboot an instance.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can use Varnish with each of our VPS server packages at no extra cost, since the content caching platform is pre-installed and is included by default. The one and only precondition is that the VPS must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you’ll be able to activate Varnish for any of your Internet sites with just a couple of clicks. Each plan features a different amount of memory for content caching purposes, but you will get minimum several hundred MB, which is quite sufficient even for several resource-heavy sites. Soon after you set up Varnish, it will begin caching the content that your website visitors open, so you’ll notice the substantially better website load speeds and the less load on your virtual server very soon. The Varnish caching platform will permit you to use a less expensive VPS server, as you won’t need that much power to guarantee the uninterrupted operation of your Internet sites even if you’ve got traffic-heavy sites with a lot of visitors. Optimum results are achieved if the Internet sites that use the Varnish caching platform use also a dedicated IP.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
All Linux dedicated web hosting plans that are ordered with the custom-developed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed software platforms that you’ll get with the machine. The Varnish caching platform can be enabled and administered with ease from the Hepsia Control Panel’s intuitive GUI and, with no more than one mouse click, you can view a detailed log, add or reboot an instance, delete the cache for any Internet site and much more. Soon after you configure Varnish for a certain domain or sub-domain, it will begin caching the pages browsed by your visitors and once it has cached enough web content, you will witness a substantially faster site performance and a decreased load on your server. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at 3 GB, you’ll be able to use the software platform for load distribution purposes even if you host an immense number of Internet sites on your server.