Varnish is a web accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, as it can increase the load speed of any Internet site, at times even by 100 percent, based on the content itself. This tool is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to decrease the overall load on the physical server and to boost the browsing speed for the site visitors. Whenever a visitor accesses a page on a certain site, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested info is delivered as a response. If Varnish is activated, it caches the pages that the site visitor opens and if any of them is opened once again, it’s delivered by Varnish and not by the server directly. The improvement in the performance is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the browser requests considerably quicker than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. In case any content is modified meanwhile, the cached web pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone attempts to open them.
Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting
If you host your Internet sites in a cloud web hosting account with our company, you will be able to activate Varnish with several clicks of the mouse from your Control Panel. The caching platform is offered as an optional upgrade with all our shared hosting packages and you can select how many sites will use it and the total amount of system memory that will be used for the cached content. The two upgradeable features in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the amount of system memory and the number of instances and they aren’t directly tied to each other, so you can decide whether you need a lot of memory for one large-scale site or less memory for several smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of the Varnish caching platform if the sites use a dedicated IP address. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can effortlessly start/reboot/disable an instance, clear the cached files individually for each website which employs the Varnish platform or view an in-depth log file.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Varnish data caching platform is included in the basic set of services that you’ll acquire if you decide to host your Internet sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can enable it for any of your sites via our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel. The default amount of memory that Varnish can use to cache data is 64 MB, but in case you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this memory from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the sites that can use this platform at the same time. Since these two things aren’t linked to each other, you can use a few websites with the default memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for a single website. The Varnish caching platform performs best if you use a dedicated IP address for the websites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you an easy means of restarting any instance. On top of that, you’ll be able to clear the cached content with only one single mouse click.
Varnish in VPS Web Hosting
You can take full advantage of the workload balancing potential of Varnish with all our Linux VPS web hosting services if you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The Varnish content caching platform comes by default and the amount of system memory that it’ll be able to utilize to cache your website content is dependent on the specific VPS package that you have chosen, but even with the less powerful plans, you’ll have no less than several hundred megabytes of system memory at your disposal solely for content caching purposes. This amount is enough to boost the work of multiple Internet sites. It’ll take some time for you to observe the effects, as Varnish caches the content that visitors request, but soon thereafter you will notice the substantially reduced load and the accelerated site browsing speed. Varnish will permit you to use a lower-end plan for websites which would typically need a more costly web hosting solution.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting
In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll acquire Varnish at no extra fee and you’ll have complete control over it through an amazingly easy-to-use GUI – you’ll be able to start, to disable or to reboot an instance, to browse an exhaustive system log, to delete the cache associated with any site and much more. Varnish will have several GB of system memory at its disposal, so even if you manage large websites with lots of visitors, you’ll notice the significantly faster page loading speeds and the decreased load on the dedicated machine. This will become a fact shortly after you begin using the Varnish platform, as it will need a certain amount of time to cache the content that users access. You can make the most of the platform’s capabilities if the Internet sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that your server includes a few IPs by default, you will not need to pay anything on top of the monthly charge for the server itself.