Varnish is a web accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, as it can increase the loading speed of any site, sometimes even by 100 percent, depending on the content. This tool is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to reduce the overall load on the server and to boost the access speed for the site visitors. Whenever a visitor accesses a page on a specific site, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested content is returned as a response. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the pages that the visitor browses and if any of them is opened once again, it’s delivered by Varnish and not by the server directly. The performance improvement comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests significantly quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the users. In case any content is changed meanwhile, the cached webpages will also be updated the next time someone attempts to access them.
Varnish in Shared Hosting
You can make use of Varnish’s potential and accelerate the load speed of your sites regardless of the shared hosting plan that you’ve chosen and you can add and set up the platform with several clicks of the mouse via the simple-to-use interface offered by our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel. During the procedure, you will be able to choose two different things – how many Internet sites will employ Varnish, i.e. the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 MB and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can order more instances with less memory and the other way around. If you have lots of content on a given Internet site and you draw numerous website visitors, more memory will guarantee you a better result. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the Varnish platform. Hepsia will offer you easy 1-click controls for stopping or restarting any instance, for deleting the cache for any site and for checking comprehensive logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The semi-dedicated packages that we offer will permit you to use Varnish as soon as your brand-new account has been created, since the platform is available by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the moment your account is enabled, so you can make use of this workload distribution software as soon as you launch your site. In case you need more memory, you can get 32 megabytes at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated server in an instant. You can also increase the number of the sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly bound to the amount of system memory that you use, which suggests that you will have more freedom. The Varnish caching platform will immensely lower the server load that your sites generate, so your visitors can enjoy fast-opening pages. You’ll be able to manage the Varnish platform without efforts through the Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access buttons. You will be able to start/delete any of the instances that you’ve got, to clear the cached content for any of your sites or to view system logs.
Varnish in VPS Hosting
You can use the load balancing capabilities of Varnish with all our VPS hosting if you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The content caching platform is offered by default and the amount of memory that it’ll be able to use to cache your site content depends upon the particular VPS package that you have picked, but even with the lower-end packages, you will have at least several hundred MB of memory at your disposal exclusively for data caching purposes. This amount is sufficient enough to optimize the performance of multiple sites. It’ll take some time for you to distinguish the results, since Varnish caches the content that site visitors browse, but shortly thereafter you will notice the significantly reduced load on the VPS server and the accelerated Internet site loading speed. The Varnish platform will permit you to make use of a lower-end package for websites which would typically need a more pricey hosting service.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
You can use Varnish in order to accelerate the speed of any website that’s hosted on a dedicated server from our company if the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on the machine. Not only will you get the platform ready for use at no additional charge, but you’ll also exert total control over it via Hepsia’s simple-to-use GUI. It will take just one single click to start or cancel an instance or to delete the cached files associated with any website that is using Varnish and in case you’re more proficient, you can also see the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 gigabytes of system memory for data caching purposes, so even if you host plenty of websites on your dedicated machine and they all use the Varnish platform, the difference in their performance will be apparent. You’ll only have to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever pages the visitors browse on their end. The Varnish platform performs best if the Internet sites use a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that our dedicated servers come with three free-of-charge IPs, you’ll have all that you need.