Varnish is a web app accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, because it can increase the load speed of any website, at times even by one hundred percent, based on the content. This tool is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to lower the overall server load and to accelerate the access speed for the site visitors. Anytime a visitor loads a page on a particular site, the web browser request is processed by the web server and the requested data is sent as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the web pages that the visitor opens and in case any of them is accessed again, it is delivered by Varnish and not by the server directly. The improvement in the performance comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests substantially quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. If any data is edited in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody attempts to access them.
Varnish in Hosting
Our company offers Varnish as an optional upgrade with each Linux hosting and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your website hosting account using the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two different things that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one pertains to the number of the sites that you’d like to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 32 megabytes, pertains to the total amount of data that the data caching platform can store at any given time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-use interface will permit you to cancel or to reboot any instance, to view detailed system logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just click of the mouse. For optimal results, you can use a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will load considerably faster, meaning more happy website users and prospective customers.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All our semi-dedicated hosting include Varnish by default, so you can make full use of the web accelerator and increase the loading speed of any site that you host on our platform. You will get 64 megabytes of memory particularly for Varnish at no extra cost and you’ll be able to create an instance with no more than a couple of mouse clicks via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated server plans. In case you want more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be at your disposal immediately. You can also order more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can choose whether a lot of content will be cached for one site or whether the available memory will be used by different websites. Hepsia will enable you to restart or to terminate any instance, to view the system log for it or to clear the cached files using 1-click buttons. To get the most out of Varnish, you can set a dedicated IP for the websites that will employ it.
Varnish in VPS
You can take advantage of Varnish with any of our virtual private server plans at no extra fee, as the content caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The sole precondition is that the VPS server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your websites with just a couple of clicks. Each plan comes with a different amount of memory for caching purposes, but you’ll have at least several hundred MB, which is quite sufficient even for several resource-heavy websites. Shortly after you enable Varnish, it’ll start caching the content that your visitors browse, so you’ll notice the tremendously better site load times and the reduced load on your VPS in no time. The platform will permit you to use a less expensive virtual machine, as you won’t require that much power to warrant the proper operation of your Internet sites even if you have traffic-hungry sites with numerous visitors. Optimal results are achieved if the sites which use the Varnish platform use also a dedicated IP address.
Varnish in Dedicated Hosting
If you need a powerful website hosting solution and you buy one of the dedicated hosting that we’re offering, you will be able to use the Varnish caching platform to boost the performance of your sites at no extra fee on the condition that the dedicated server is ordered with our next-gen Hepsia Control Panel. Its user-friendly interface will allow you to keep track of platform processes, to clear the cached contents or to reboot any instance with one single click. The smallest amount of system memory that Varnish can employ to cache content is 3 GB, which is quite enough for a huge number of traffic-consuming sites, so your server will be able to cope with a colossal system load while your Internet site visitors are having a seamless web browsing experience. Since your server will include several dedicated IPs, you will be able to make use of Varnish’s maximum potential.