Varnish is a web app accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, as it can increase the load speed of any Internet site, sometimes even by 100%, depending on the content itself. This tool is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to decrease the overall server load and to enhance the browsing speed for the website visitors. Each time a visitor loads a page on a given site, the web browser request is handled by the web server and the requested data is delivered as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the web pages that the visitor browses and in case any of them is accessed for a second time, it’s delivered by Varnish and not by the server directly. The performance boost 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 visitors. If any data is modified meanwhile, the cached web pages will also be updated the next time somebody tries to open them.
Varnish in Shared Hosting
Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux shared service
. You can add it to your website hosting account via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared hosting plans and you will get a really user-friendly interface, which will grant you complete control over the data caching platform. Using one-click quick-access controls, you can restart or stop any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be enabled for a specific site. You can also check a comprehensive log or clear the cache associated with any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your web hosting package, you will be able to select the total amount of memory that will be available to you for content caching purposes and how many sites will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for best performance, you can assign a dedicated IP to the sites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to take full advantage of your sites and to have lots of satisfied site visitors.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
Varnish comes as standard with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting service
that we are offering and you can use it for workload balancing purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The content 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 your semi-dedicated account. In case you need more than that, 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 same Upgrades section will allow you to add more instances too, in case you would like to use Varnish with more websites. The two things can be ordered independently – you can cache the content of one resource-demanding site or use several websites with the default memory allowance. You can get the most out of the Varnish platform in case you have a dedicated IP address and you can order one with your semi-dedicated server package as well. Hepsia will grant you complete control over the platform and, with no more than one single click, you will be able to delete the cached data, to check a system log or to restart an instance.
Varnish in VPS Servers
We provide Varnish with all Hepsia-managed VPS web hosting service
, so in case you buy a VPS with this Control Panel, you’ll be able to take advantage of the content caching platform at no additional fee. Varnish can utilize different amounts of memory for data caching purposes depending on the very package that you’ve chosen on the order page, but at any rate, this amount won’t be less than several hundred megabytes. This is quite enough to improve the performance of several traffic-hungry sites, so the better page loading speeds and the lowered load will be discernible. The result may not be apparent instantly, as Varnish will require a certain amount of time to cache the content that people open, but shortly after you activate it, you will witness its full capacity. This caching platform will allow you to use a less powerful VPS server and to give less money to get the same performance you’d get with a more powerful machine without Varnish.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
All dedicated service
which are ordered with the custom Hepsia web hosting Control Panel feature Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed software platforms that you will get with the server. The Varnish platform can be configured and administered without efforts from Hepsia’s easy-to-navigate graphical interface and, with no more than one click, you can browse an elaborate system log, add or reboot an instance, clear the cached files for any Internet site and much, much more. Shortly after you set up the Varnish platform for a specific domain or subdomain, it will begin caching the webpages accessed by the website visitors and as soon as it has cached enough content, you’ll perceive a considerably better site performance plus a decreased load. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at three gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the software platform for load balancing purposes even if you host an immense number of websites on your dedicated server.