Varnish is a web application accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, as it can increase the speed of any Internet site, sometimes even by 100 percent, depending on the content itself. This tool is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to lower the overall load on the physical machine and to accelerate the browsing speed for the website visitors. Each time a visitor loads a page on a certain site, the web browser request is processed by the web server and the requested information is served as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the pages that the site visitor opens and if any of them is accessed once again, it’s fetched by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The improvement in the performance is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests substantially faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. If any content is edited meanwhile, the cached webpages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone opens them.
Varnish in Shared Web Hosting
We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each shared web hosting and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your shared hosting account through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. There’re two separate things that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one depends on the number of the sites that you would like to employ Varnish for and the second one, which is offered in increments of 32 megabytes, displays the total amount of data that the platform can store at any given time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s time and effort saving graphical interface will enable you to delete or to reboot any instance, to check detailed system logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just a click. For optimal results, you can employ a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will open substantially faster, which means more pleased site visitors and potential customers.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
Varnish is a feature, which is offered as standard with all semi-dedicated servers that we’re offering and you can use it for workload distribution purposes. It is available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The content caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can employ it with any Internet site that you host in your account. If you’re in need of more, you can increase the system memory quota. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 MB in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The very same section will allow you to add more instances too, if you want to use Varnish with multiple Internet sites. The two upgrades can be ordered separately – you can cache the content of a single traffic-heavy website or use several different websites with the default memory allowance. You can take full advantage of the Varnish platform in case you have a dedicated IP address and you can get one with your semi-dedicated package as well. Hepsia will give you complete control over the platform and, with no more than one single click of the mouse, you will be able to delete the cached files, to check a log or to reboot an instance.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can take full advantage of the load balancing capabilities of Varnish with all our VPS servers when you select Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel. The caching platform is offered by default and the amount of system memory that it will be able to utilize to cache the content of your sites depends on the particular VPS package that you have picked, but even with the less powerful plans, you’ll have no less than several hundred megabytes of memory at your disposal solely for caching purposes. This amount is enough to optimize the performance of multiple Internet sites. It’ll take some time for you to see the effects, since Varnish caches the content that website visitors request, but shortly thereafter you’ll notice the significantly reduced server load and the increased website browsing speed. Varnish will allow you to make use of a less powerful plan for Internet sites which would normally need a more pricey hosting solution.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
You can use Varnish in order to accelerate the loading speed of any site that is hosted on a dedicated server from our company when the Hepsia Control Panel is pre-installed on the machine. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready to be used at no extra charge, but you will also have full control over it via Hepsia’s user-friendly graphical interface. It will take only one single click of the mouse to start or discontinue an instance or to clear the cached files for any website that’s using the Varnish platform and in case you are more sophisticated, you can also view the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than three gigabytes of virtual memory for website content caching purposes, so even in case you run numerous Internet sites on your dedicated server and they all use the caching platform, the difference in their performance will be evident. You’ll simply need to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever pages the visitors access on their end. The Varnish platform performs best when the Internet sites use a dedicated IP address, but due to the fact that our servers include three charge-free IPs, you’ll have everything you need.