Varnish is a web accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, as it can increase the loading speed of any Internet site, at times even by 100 percent, depending on the content. This tool is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to reduce the overall load on the server and to improve the browsing speed for the site visitors. Anytime a visitor opens a page on a specific Internet site, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested information is sent as a reply. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the web pages that the site visitor browses and in case any of them is opened for a second time, it is served by Varnish and not by the server directly. The performance boost comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests considerably quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. If any data is modified in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody attempts to access them.
Varnish in Shared Hosting
Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with all our shared packages. You can add it to your hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared hosting packages and you will get a very simple-to-use interface, which will grant you full control over the data caching system. Using 1-click quick-access buttons, you can reboot or delete any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer be activated for a certain Internet site. You can also view an elaborate system log file or erase the cache associated with any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your shared hosting plan, you will be able to choose the maximum amount of system memory that will be available to you for caching purposes and the number of the sites that will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for best performance, you can set a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to get the most out of your Internet sites and to have a lot of pleased site users.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Varnish is a feature, which is included as standard with all semi-dedicated packages offered by us and you can use it for workload balancing purposes. It is available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The Varnish data caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can employ it with any site that you host in the account. If you’re in need of more than that, you can increase the system memory allocation. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 megabytes in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The same Upgrades section will permit you to activate more instances as well, in case you’d like to use Varnish with multiple websites. The two upgrades can be added separately – you can cache the content of one single traffic-heavy site or use a number of sites with the default memory quota. You can get the most out of the Varnish platform if you’ve got a dedicated IP and you can get one with your semi-dedicated server plan as well. Hepsia will grant you complete control over the platform and, with no more than one mouse click, you will be able to delete the cached files, to check a log or to reboot an instance.
Varnish in VPS
You can take full advantage of the workload balancing capabilities of Varnish with all our Linux VPS packages when you select Hepsia as your Control Panel. The Varnish content caching platform comes by default and the amount of system memory that it will be able to use to cache your site content is dependent on the given Virtual Private Server plan that you have chosen, but even with the less powerful plans, you’ll have no less than several hundred MB of system memory at your disposal solely for data caching purposes. This amount is enough to optimize the work of numerous sites. It will take some time for you to distinguish the results, since the Varnish platform caches the content that site visitors open, but shortly thereafter you’ll notice the considerably lowered load on the virtual machine and the improved Internet site load speed. The Varnish platform will permit you to use a less powerful plan for sites that would usually require a more expensive hosting service.
Varnish in Dedicated Hosting
You can use Varnish in order to boost the loading speed of any website that is hosted on a dedicated server with us if the Hepsia Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready for use at no extra fee, but you’ll also have complete control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-use graphical interface. It’ll take only a click to start or cancel an instance or to delete the cache associated with any site that is using the Varnish platform and in case you’re more advanced, you can also see the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least three gigabytes of memory for caching purposes, so even in case you host lots of sites on your dedicated server and they all use the platform, the improvement in their overall performance will be visible. You will just need to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever content the website visitors browse on their end. The platform works best if the websites use a dedicated IP, but considering the fact that our dedicated servers come with 3 free IP addresses, you’ll have everything you need.