Varnish is a website accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, as it can increase the speed of any website, sometimes even by one hundred 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 boost the browsing speed for the website visitors. Every time a visitor accesses a page on a particular website, the web browser request is handled by the web server and the requested content is delivered as a response. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the web pages that the visitor opens and if any of them is accessed for a second time, it’s served by Varnish and not by the server directly. The improvement in the performance comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests significantly faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. In case any data is modified meanwhile, the cached pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody attempts to open them.
Varnish in Shared Web Hosting
Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each and every shared web hosting service and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your shared hosting account using the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the websites that you wish to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 32 megabytes, refers to the total amount of content that the platform can cache at any given moment. Hepsia’s user-friendly GUI will permit you to discontinue or to restart any instance, to view elaborate system logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just a click. For optimum results, you can employ a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your site will open tremendously faster, meaning more pleased site visitors and potential clients.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
Varnish is a feature, which is offered by default with all Linux semi-dedicated servers offered by our company and you can use it for load distribution purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can employ it with any site that you host in your account. If you need more, you can increase the memory allocation. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 MB in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The exact same Upgrades section will enable you to activate more instances too, in case you’d like to use Varnish with multiple websites. The two upgrades can be ordered separately – you can cache the content of a single regularly visited website or use several different Internet sites with the default memory. You can get the most out of the Varnish caching platform in case you have a dedicated IP address and you can order one with your semi-dedicated server plan as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you complete control over the platform and, with no more than one click, you will be able to clear the cached content, to see a system log file or to reboot an instance.
Varnish in VPS Servers
We provide Varnish with all Hepsia-equipped VPS servers, so if you acquire a server with this web hosting Control Panel, you will be able to make full use of the data caching platform at no extra cost. The Varnish platform can utilize different amounts of memory for content caching purposes based on the particular plan that you have picked during the registration process, but at any rate, this amount won’t be less than several hundred MB. This is quite enough to optimize the overall performance of several resource-requiring Internet sites, so the faster site browsing speeds and the reduced load on the server will be noticeable. The result may not be obvious right away, since Varnish will require a certain amount of time to cache the site content that people browse, but soon after you enable it, you’ll feel its full capacity. This platform will permit you to use a lower-end VPS and to give less cash to get the same performance you would get with a more powerful machine without Varnish.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
You can use Varnish in order to optimize the loading speed of any site that is hosted on a dedicated server with our company when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the platform ready for use at no extra charge, but you will also exert complete control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s user-friendly GUI. It’ll take just a click to start or stop an instance or to clear the cached data associated with any site that’s using Varnish and if you’re more experienced, you can also browse the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 gigabytes of system memory for web content caching purposes, so even if you run lots of sites on your server and they all use the Varnish platform, the improvement in their performance will be visible. You’ll simply need to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever content the website visitors open on their end. The Varnish platform performs best when the websites use a dedicated IP address, but due to the fact that our servers include 3 free IPs, you’ll have all that you need.