Varnish is a web app accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, as it can increase the loading speed of any website, sometimes even by one hundred percent, depending on the content. This tool is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to decrease the overall server load and to accelerate the browsing speed for the website visitors. Every time a visitor opens a page on a particular site, the web browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested information is served as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the pages that the visitor browses and if any of them is opened once again, it is fetched by Varnish and not by the server directly. The boost in the overall performance comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the browser requests tremendously quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the users. If any data is modified meanwhile, the cached pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone attempts to access them.
Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting
In case you host your sites in a cloud web hosting account with our company, you will be able to activate Varnish with several clicks through your hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform comes as an optional upgrade with all our shared plans and you can select how many sites will use it and the maximum amount of system memory that will be used for the cached data. The two upgradeable features in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the number of instances and the amount of system memory and they are not linked directly to each other, so you can choose whether you want lots of memory for a single large-sized website or less memory for several smaller ones. You can take advantage of the full potential of Varnish if the websites use a dedicated IP. Using the Control Panel, you can swiftly start/reboot/shut down an instance, clear the cached data independently for each site which uses the Varnish platform or see an in-depth system log.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All our Linux semi-dedicated packages come with Varnish by default, so you can use the web application accelerator and increase the loading speed of any site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You will get 64 megabytes of memory exclusively for Varnish at no additional cost and you’ll be able to activate an instance with no more than a couple of clicks via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated packages. In case you want more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be available to you immediately. You can also order more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can choose if a lot of data will be cached for a single site or if the memory will be used by different Internet sites. Hepsia will allow you to reboot or to delete any instance, to see the system log file for it or to delete the cached files using one-click buttons. To take full advantage of the Varnish accelerator, you can get a dedicated IP address for the websites which will use it.
Varnish in VPS
You can use the load balancing potential of Varnish with all our Linux VPS packages when you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The Varnish content caching platform is offered by default and the memory that it will be able to utilize to cache the content of your sites depends upon the particular VPS plan that you’ve chosen, but even with the lower-end plans, you will have at least several hundred MB of memory at your disposal only for caching purposes. This amount is enough to boost the work of numerous websites. It’ll take a little time for you to distinguish the effects, as Varnish caches the content that visitors request, but shortly thereafter you will notice the considerably decreased server load and the increased site browsing speed. Varnish will allow you to use a less powerful Virtual Private Server plan for Internet sites which would usually need a more pricey web hosting service.
Varnish in Dedicated Hosting
All Linux dedicated servers hosting packages that are ordered with the custom-developed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed software platforms that you will get with the server. The Varnish caching platform can be configured and managed without any effort from the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-navigate GUI and, with no more than one mouse click, you can view a comprehensive system log, create or restart an instance, delete the cache associated with any Internet site and much more. Shortly after you set up Varnish for a particular domain or subdomain, it will start caching the web pages accessed by your visitors and once it has cached enough web content, you’ll witness a tremendously faster site performance in addition to a reduced load on your dedicated server. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the platform for load distribution purposes even if you host multiple sites on the machine.