Varnish is a web accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, as it can increase the loading speed of any Internet site, at times even by one hundred percent, depending on the content itself. This tool is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to lower the overall load on the physical machine and to enhance the access speed for the site visitors. Whenever a visitor loads a page on a particular Internet site, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested data is sent as a response. If Varnish is activated, it caches the web pages that the visitor browses and in case any of them is accessed once more, it’s delivered by Varnish and not by the server directly. The increase in the overall performance comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests significantly faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. If any content is updated in the meantime, the cached webpages will also be updated the next time someone attempts to open them.
Varnish in Shared Web Hosting
Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each and every shared web hosting plan
and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your shared account via the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There’re two separate things that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the websites that you wish to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 32 megabytes, indicates the total amount of data that the platform can store at any given time. Hepsia’s time and effort saving graphical interface will enable you to switch off or to restart any instance, to check detailed logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just click of the mouse. For optimal results, you can use a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your site will open significantly faster, meaning more satisfied site visitors and prospective customers.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated plans
offered by us will permit you to employ Varnish once your brand-new semi-dedicated account has been activated, as the platform is available by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the second your account is enabled, so you can make use of this workload balancing software once your website has been launched online. In case you are in need of more system memory, you can order 32 MB at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated machine in a flash. You can also increase the number of the websites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly linked to the amount of memory that you use, which goes to say that you will have more freedom. The platform will significantly lower the load on the semi-dedicated machine produced by your websites, so your visitors can enjoy fast-opening web pages. You’ll be able to manage Varnish effortlessly through the Control Panel using quick-access controls. You’ll be able to start/terminate any of the instances that you have, to delete the cached files for any of your sites or to check system log files.
Varnish in VPS Servers
Varnish is included by default with each of the VPS web hosting plans
that we offer given that the virtual machine is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can optimize the overall performance of your websites with only a few clicks of the mouse. The more powerful the package, the more system memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a lower-end package, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you run a number of websites, you will notice a serious decrease in the server load and a substantially better webpage loading speed. The platform will have to work for a little while as the users navigate the site and as soon as the content has been cached, you will distinguish the result. One of the upsides of employing Varnish is that a less powerful and less costly plan will accomplish the same job as a more expensive one without the platform, so not only will your sites perform much better, but you’ll also spare some money.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
You can use Varnish in order to improve the loading speed of any website that is hosted on a dedicated server
from our company when the Hepsia Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready for use at no extra charge, but you’ll also have total control over it through Hepsia’s easy-to-work-with GUI. It’ll take only one mouse click to start or disable an instance or to clear the cache for any website that is using Varnish and in case you’re more advanced, you can also browse the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than three gigabytes of memory for web content caching purposes, so even in case you host a lot of sites on your server and they all use the platform, the difference in their overall performance will be evident. You will only need to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever pages the website visitors open on their end. The platform performs best when the Internet sites use a dedicated IP address, but owing to the fact that our dedicated servers come with three free-of-charge IPs, you will have everything you need.