Varnish is a web app accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, as it can increase the loading speed of any site, at times even by one hundred percent, based on the content itself. This tool is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to lower the overall load on the physical server and to enhance the browsing speed for the website visitors. Every time a visitor accesses a page on a specific website, the web browser request is processed by the web server and the requested content is delivered as a reply. If Varnish is activated, it caches the pages that the website visitor browses and in case any of them is loaded again, it’s fetched by Varnish and not by the server directly. The boost in the performance is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests significantly quicker than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. If any data is changed in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone tries to open them.
Varnish in Hosting
Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with all our hosting services. You can add it to your web hosting account from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with all shared web hosting packages and you’ll get a quite easy-to-use graphical interface, which will grant you complete control over the content caching system. Using one-click fast-access controls, you can reboot or terminate any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer work for a given Internet site. You can also check an exhaustive log or erase the cache associated with any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your hosting plan, you’ll be able to choose the maximum amount of system memory that will be at your disposal for content caching purposes and how many websites will use Varnish. You can always add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for maximum performance, you can allocate a dedicated IP address to the websites that will use Varnish. This will permit you to take full advantage of your Internet sites and to have a lot of gratified site users.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The semi-dedicated hosting offered by us will allow you to employ Varnish as soon as your new semi-dedicated server account has been created, since the data caching platform is available by default. 64 MB of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the moment your account is activated, so you can take advantage of this load balancing software as soon as your website has been published on the Internet. In case you need more system memory, you can add 32 MB at a time from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated machine momentarily. You can also increase the number of the websites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not linked directly to the amount of memory that you use, which suggests that you will have more freedom. The caching platform will significantly lower the load on the semi-dedicated machine caused by your websites, so your visitors can enjoy fast-opening web pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish caching platform effortlessly via your Control Panel using fast-access buttons. You’ll be able to start/remove any of the instances that you have, to delete the cached content associated with any of your sites or to see system log files.
Varnish in VPS Web Hosting
We offer Varnish with all Hepsia-managed VPS web hosting, so in case you buy a VPS with this Control Panel, you’ll be able to make use of the caching platform at no extra cost. The Varnish platform can utilize different amounts of memory for data caching purposes based on the very VPS package that you’ve chosen on the order page, but in any case, this amount will not be less than several hundred MB. This is quite enough to enhance the work of several heavy websites, so the faster site browsing speeds and the less load will be perceptible. The effect may not be evident right away, since Varnish will need a certain amount of time to cache the site content that visitors request, but soon after you enable it, you’ll witness its full potential. This platform will permit you to use a lower-end VPS and to give less money to get the very same performance you would get with a more powerful machine without Varnish.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting
You can employ Varnish to optimize the speed of any site that’s hosted on a dedicated server with our company when the Hepsia Control Panel is installed on the machine. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready for use at no extra charge, but you will also exert complete control over it via Hepsia’s easy-to-use GUI. It’ll take just a click to start or shut down an instance or to clear the cached files associated with any website that is using the Varnish platform and if you’re more sophisticated, you can also view the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 gigabytes of virtual memory for site content caching purposes, so even if you host many sites on your dedicated server and they all use the Varnish caching platform, the difference in their performance will be apparent. You’ll just have to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever content the website visitors browse on their end. The Varnish platform performs best if the Internet sites use a dedicated IP address, but since our dedicated servers come with three free IP addresses, you’ll have everything you need.