Varnish is a website accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, because it can increase the load speed of any website, at times even by 100%, based on the content. This tool is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to lower the overall load on the physical server and to increase the access speed for the site visitors. Each time a visitor opens a page on a particular website, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested data is delivered as a reply. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the web pages that the website visitor browses and if any of them is opened once more, it’s fetched 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 significantly faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. If any content is updated meanwhile, the cached pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody accesses them.
Varnish in Shared Hosting
Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each of our shared hosting. You can add it to your hosting account through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is available with all shared hosting packages and you’ll get a rather intuitive graphical interface, which will grant you full control over the content caching system. Using 1-click quick-access buttons, you can reboot or stop any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer be activated for a given website. You can also view a detailed system log or erase the cache for any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your 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 the number of the websites that will use Varnish. You can always add more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for maximum performance, you can allocate a dedicated IP to the sites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to get the most out of your websites and to have many happy site visitors.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Linux semi-dedicated hosting offered by our company will permit you to use Varnish once your brand new account is active, as the content caching platform is available by default. 64 MB of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the second your account is enabled, so you can use this load distribution software once your website has been launched online. If you’re in need of more system memory, you can add 32 megabytes at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated server immediately. You can also increase the number of the sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not bound directly to the amount of system memory that you use, which goes to say that you’ll have more freedom. The Varnish platform will substantially decrease the load on the server that your websites generate, so your site visitors can enjoy fast-opening pages. You will be able to manage Varnish without efforts via your Hepsia Control Panel using fast-access controls. You will be able to start/disable any of the instances that you’ve got, to delete the cache for any of your websites or to view system log files.
Varnish in VPS
The Varnish content caching platform is included by default with each of the Linux VPS offered by us given that the server is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can optimize the overall performance of your websites with just a couple of mouse clicks. The more powerful the package, the more memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a less powerful plan, the platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you run a number of Internet sites, you will notice a noticeable decrease in the overall server load and a substantially better web page loading speed. The platform will need to work for a little while as the visitors navigate the pages and as soon as the website content has been cached, you’ll distinguish the effect. One of the pros of employing Varnish is that a lower-end and less high-priced VPS plan will do the exact same job as a more high-priced one without the caching platform, so not only will your sites perform significantly better, but you’ll also save some cash.
Varnish in Dedicated Hosting
If you want a more powerful web hosting solution and you order one of the Linux dedicated hosting services that we are offering, you can use the Varnish platform to optimize the performance of your websites at no extra charge on the condition that the dedicated server is ordered with our innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its easy-to-work-with interface will enable you to monitor platform processes, to clear the cached contents or to restart any instance with one click. The minimum amount of system memory that Varnish can use to cache Internet site content is three gigabytes, which is quite enough for a vast collection of heavy Internet sites, so your server will be able to deal with a colossal system load while your site visitors are enjoying a seamless browsing experience. As your machine will include a number of dedicated IPs, you will be able to make use of Varnish’s maximum capacity.