Varnish is a website accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, as it can increase the speed of any website, at times even by 100%, depending on the content itself. This tool is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to decrease the overall load on the physical machine and to increase the browsing speed for the website visitors. Every time a visitor accesses a page on a specific site, the web browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested data is delivered as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the pages that the website visitor browses and if any of them is loaded for a second time, it is delivered by Varnish and not by the server directly. The performance boost comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests significantly faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. In case any data is changed meanwhile, the cached web pages will also be updated the next time someone tries to access them.
Varnish in Shared Web Hosting
Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with all our Linux shared web hosting. You can add it to your web hosting account through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with all shared packages and you will get an amazingly user-friendly graphical interface, which will give you full control over the data caching platform. Using one-click fast-access controls, you can reboot or stop any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer be activated for a particular Internet site. You can also see an in-depth log or erase the cache associated with any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your hosting plan, you will be able to choose the total amount of memory that will be available to you for content caching purposes and the number of the sites that will use Varnish. You can always add more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for best performance, you can assign a dedicated IP address to the sites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to take full advantage of your websites and to have lots of satisfied website visitors.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Varnish is included in the basic service set that you’ll receive if you decide to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can activate it for any of your Internet sites through our next-generation Hepsia Control Panel. The default system memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache data is 64 megabytes, but if you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this amount of memory from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the sites that can use this caching platform simultaneously. As these two things are not bound to each other, you can use a few instances with the default amount of memory or you can order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for one single site. The Varnish caching platform works best if you get a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will offer you an easy means of rebooting any instance. Also, you will be able to clear the cached files with only one single mouse click.
Varnish in VPS Hosting
You can take full advantage of the load balancing capabilities of Varnish with any of our VPS hosting services when you select Hepsia as your Control Panel. The Varnish platform is available by default and the memory that it’ll be able to use to cache your site content is dependent upon the given Virtual Private Server package that you have picked, but even with the less powerful plans, you’ll have at least several hundred MB of system memory at your disposal only for caching purposes. This amount is enough to improve the work of multiple Internet sites. It will take some time for you to observe the effects, since Varnish caches the content that website visitors request, but after that you will notice the significantly less load on your virtual server and the accelerated site load speed. The Varnish caching platform will allow you to use a lower-end VPS plan for websites that would typically need a more high-priced hosting solution.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
You can employ Varnish in order to improve the speed of any website that’s hosted on a dedicated server with us if the Hepsia Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the content caching platform ready to be used at no extra cost, but you will also exert full control over it through Hepsia’s user-friendly graphical interface. It’ll take just a click to start or stop an instance or to delete the cache associated with any Internet site that’s using Varnish and if you are more practiced, you can also see the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 gigabytes of memory for caching purposes, so even if you host a vast number of sites on your server and they all use the caching platform, the difference in their overall performance will be perceivable. You’ll simply have to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever pages the visitors open on their end. The platform works best if the Internet sites use a dedicated IP address, but since our dedicated servers come with 3 cost-free IPs, you’ll have everything you need.