Varnish is a web app accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, because it can increase the load speed of any site, sometimes even by 100 percent, based on the content itself. This tool is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to reduce the overall server load and to accelerate the access speed for the site visitors. Each time a visitor accesses a page on a specific site, the web browser request is processed by the web server and the requested info is served as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the web pages that the visitor browses and if any of them is loaded for a second time, it’s served by Varnish and not by the server directly. The boost in the performance is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests tremendously quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. If any data is modified in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be updated the next time someone attempts to open them.
Varnish in Web Hosting
You can use Varnish’s full potential and improve your websites’ loading speed irrespective of the web hosting plan that you have picked and you can enable and set up the data caching platform with a few clicks of the mouse from the easy-to-work-with GUI offered by our avant-garde Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be able to select two different things – how many websites will use the Varnish platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much info will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 MB and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can use more instances and less memory and the other way around. If you have plenty of content on a certain website and you receive numerous site visitors, more system memory will give you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use Varnish. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you simple one-click buttons for deactivating or restarting any instance, for deleting the cache associated with each site and for checking comprehensive system logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our semi-dedicated service come with Varnish by default, so you can take full advantage of the web application accelerator tool and enhance the loading speed of any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You will get 64 MB of system memory dedicated to the Varnish accelerator at no additional fee and you will be able to create an instance with no more than a few clicks through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated packages. If you want more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 MB in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be available to you instantaneously. You can also add more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can decide whether a lot of data will be cached for a single website or whether the memory will be used by different sites. Hepsia will permit you to restart or to remove any instance, to see the system log file for it or to clear the cached data using single-click controls. To get the most out of the Varnish accelerator, you can assign a dedicated IP address to the websites which will use it.
Varnish in VPS Servers
The Varnish content caching platform comes by default with each of the Linux VPS servers offered by us given that the machine is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can improve the work of your websites with just a couple of mouse clicks. The more powerful the plan, the more system memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a lower-end plan, the platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you own several different sites, you will notice an immense reduction in the server load and a tremendously better webpage loading speed. The Varnish caching platform will need to work for a little while while the users navigate the website and as soon as the content has been cached, you will notice the effect. One of the advantages of employing Varnish is that a lower-end and less pricey VPS plan will do the exact same job as a more high-priced one without the caching platform, so not only will your websites work considerably better, but you will also save some money.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
All dedicated servers which are ordered with the tailor-made Hepsia hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed platforms that you will get with the machine. The Varnish content caching platform can be activated and administered without efforts from Hepsia’s intuitive GUI and, with no more than one mouse click, you can see a detailed system log, create or restart an instance, clear the cached files for any Internet site and much, much more. Shortly after you set up the Varnish platform for a specific domain or sub-domain, it will begin caching the pages requested by the website visitors and once it has cached enough web content, you’ll witness a tremendously faster website performance plus a reduced server load. With Varnish-dedicated system memory starting at three gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the platform for workload balancing purposes even if you host a vast number of Internet sites on the machine.