Varnish is a web accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, as it can increase the loading speed of any site, sometimes even by one hundred percent, depending on the content itself. This tool is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to reduce the overall load on the physical server and to accelerate the access speed for the site visitors. Anytime a visitor accesses a page on a specific website, the web browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested information is returned as a reply. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the web pages that the visitor browses and in case any of them is accessed once again, it is fetched by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The boost in the performance is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests significantly quicker than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. In case any data is edited in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody accesses them.
Varnish in Cloud Hosting
Our company offers Varnish as an optional upgrade with each Linux cloud hosting and if you want to use it, you can add it to your web hosting account using the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There are two separate things that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that you would like to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 32 megabytes, pertains to the maximum amount of data that the data caching platform can cache at any given time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s time and effort saving graphical interface will enable you to cancel or to reboot any instance, to check elaborate system logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just click of the mouse. For optimal results, you can employ a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your site will open significantly faster, which means more pleased visitors and potential customers.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Varnish data caching platform is included in the basic service set that you’ll obtain in case you choose to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can enable it for any of your Internet sites through our advanced Hepsia Control Panel. The default amount of memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache data is 64 MB, but if you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this amount from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the Internet sites that can use this caching platform simultaneously. As these two things are not tied to each other, you can use a couple of Internet sites with the default amount of memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for a single Internet site. The Varnish platform performs best if you assign a dedicated IP to the websites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with a simple way of restarting any instance. What’s more, you will be able to clear the cached data with just one click of the mouse.
Varnish in VPS Hosting
You can take full advantage of the workload balancing potential of Varnish with each of our Linux VPS hosting packages in case you select Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform is offered by default and the amount of system memory that it will be able to utilize to cache your website content depends upon the given VPS package that you’ve selected, but even with the lower-end plans, you will have no less than several hundred megabytes of memory at your disposal only for caching purposes. This amount is sufficient to enhance the work of numerous websites. It will take a little time for you to distinguish the results, as the Varnish platform caches the content that visitors access, but soon after that you will notice the substantially lowered load on the machine and the increased website load speed. The Varnish platform will allow you to make use of a lower-end plan for websites which would normally require a more high-priced web hosting service.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
All Linux dedicated servers hosting packages which are ordered with the in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel feature Varnish, which is among the pre-installed software platforms that you will get with the server. The Varnish content caching platform can be activated and managed with ease from Hepsia’s easy-to-work-with interface and, with no more than one single mouse click, you can see an elaborate system log, add or reboot an instance, delete the cached content associated with any website and much, much more. Soon after you activate the Varnish platform for a specific domain or subdomain, it will start caching the pages loaded by your website visitors and once it has cached enough web content, you will witness a tremendously better website performance plus a decreased load on the server. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at three gigabytes, you will be able to use the platform for workload balancing purposes even if you run a huge number of websites on the server.