Varnish is a web accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, as it can increase the load speed of any Internet site, sometimes even by 100 percent, based on the content. This tool is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to reduce the overall load on the physical server and to increase the browsing speed for the website visitors. Anytime a visitor accesses a page on a particular website, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested info is served as a reply. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the web pages that the website visitor browses and in case any of them is opened once again, it’s delivered by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The performance boost comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests substantially quicker than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. In case any content is changed in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone opens them.
Varnish in Shared Website Hosting
We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each and every shared website hosting and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your shared website hosting account via the Upgrades section in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There are two separate things that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one depends on the number of the sites that you would like to employ Varnish for and the second one, which is offered in increments of 32 megabytes, displays the maximum amount of data that the data caching platform can store at any given time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-use interface will allow you to shut down or to reboot any instance, to view comprehensive system logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just click of the mouse. For maximum results, you can employ a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your website will open substantially faster, meaning more happy visitors and potential clients.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
Varnish is a feature, which is included as standard with all Linux semi-dedicated plans that we are offering and you can use it for workload balancing purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The content 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 semi-dedicated server account. If you’re in need of more, you can increase the system memory allocation. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 MB in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The exact same section will allow you to create more instances as well, if you would like to use Varnish with multiple websites. The two upgrades can be added separately – you can cache the content of a single resource-consuming website or run several Internet sites with the default memory allocation. You can get the most out of the Varnish platform in case you’ve got a dedicated IP address and you can order one with your semi-dedicated server plan as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will grant you total control over the caching platform and, with no more than a click, you’ll be able to clear the cached data, to see a log or to restart an instance.
Varnish in VPS Servers
The Varnish caching platform is included by default with all VPS servers offered by us given that the machine is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can improve the performance of your sites with only a few clicks. The more powerful the plan, the more memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a less powerful package, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you’ve got several different websites, you’ll notice a significant reduction in the server load and a much faster site load speed. The platform will have to work for a while while the users browse the site and as soon as the website content has been cached, you will distinguish the results. One of the advantages of employing Varnish is that a less powerful and less pricey package will do the exact same job as a more expensive one without the platform, so not only will your Internet sites work considerably better, but you will also spare some cash.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll get the Varnish platform at no extra cost and you’ll have full control over it through a quite simple-to-navigate GUI – you will be able to start, to remove or to restart an instance, to browse an elaborate log, to clear the cached content for any website and much more. Varnish will have several GB of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you have resource-hungry Internet sites with a lot of visitors, you will notice the substantially faster website loading speeds and the lowered load on your dedicated machine. This will become a fact shortly after you start using the Varnish platform, since it will need some time to cache the pages that users request. You can make the most of the platform’s potential in case the websites that are using it also use a dedicated IP address, but due to the fact that your server includes several IP addresses by default, you will not have to pay anything on top of the monthly fee for the server itself.