Varnish is a web app accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, as it can increase the speed of any site, at times even by 100%, 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 server load and to increase the access speed for the site visitors. Whenever a visitor loads a page on a certain site, the browser request is processed by the web server and the requested information is served as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the web pages that the visitor browses and in case any of them is loaded once more, it’s delivered by Varnish and not by the server directly. The performance improvement is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests significantly quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the users. If any data is modified in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be updated the next time somebody tries to open them.
Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting
You can use Varnish’s full potential and enhance your websites’ speed regardless of the cloud website hosting
package that you’ve chosen and you can add and set up the platform with a few clicks from the easy-to-use graphical interface offered by our next-generation Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be able to choose two different things – how many websites will employ Varnish, in other words – the number of instances, and how much data will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can use more instances and less memory and vice versa. In case you have a lot of content on a specific site and you win plenty of site visitors, more system memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish platform. Hepsia will provide you with easy one-click buttons for turning off or rebooting any instance, for clearing the cache associated with any site and for viewing elaborate system logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
Varnish is offered as standard with all semi-dedicated hosting plans
that we’re offering and you can use it for load balancing purposes. It is available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The Varnish caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can use it with any site that you host in the account. In case you’re in need of more, you can increase the memory allocation. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 MB in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The same section will permit you to add more instances as well, if you would like to use the Varnish platform with multiple sites. The two things can be added independently – you can cache the content of a single traffic-hungry Internet site or run a number of sites with the default memory allocation. You can take full advantage of Varnish 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 a click, you’ll be able to clear the cached data, to see a system log or to reboot an instance.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can take advantage of Varnish with all our VPS server packages at no additional cost, since the data caching platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The one and only condition is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your websites with just a few mouse clicks. Each VPS package comes with a different amount of system memory for data caching purposes, but you’ll have at least several hundred megabytes, which is enough even for several large-sized websites. Soon after you set up Varnish, it will start caching the content that your website visitors open, so you will notice the substantially better web page load speeds and the lowered load on your virtual machine in no time. The Varnish caching platform will allow you to use a less high-priced VPS, since you won’t need that many resources to guarantee the correct operation of your Internet sites even if you have heavy-traffic websites with multiple visitors. Optimal results are achieved if the sites which use Varnish use also a dedicated IP.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
You can employ Varnish to accelerate any website that is hosted on a dedicated server
from our company when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready to be used at no additional cost, but you will also exert full control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s intuitive interface. It’ll take only one click to start or remove an instance or to delete the cached files associated with any website that’s using Varnish and in case you’re more tech-savvy, you can also view the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than three gigabytes of system memory for data caching purposes, so even if you host a large number of websites on your dedicated machine and they all use the caching platform, the difference in their performance will be apparent. You will only have to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever content the website visitors open on their end. The Varnish platform works best when the websites use a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that our servers come with three free-of-cost IPs, you’ll have all that you need.