Varnish is a website accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, as it can increase the speed of any website, at times even by one hundred percent, based on the content. This tool is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to decrease the overall load on the server and to improve the access speed for the site visitors. Every time a visitor opens a page on a given Internet site, the web browser request is processed by the web server and the requested content is delivered as a response. If Varnish is activated, it caches the pages that the site visitor browses and in case any of them is loaded again, it’s served by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The improvement in the overall performance is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the browser requests tremendously quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. In case any content is updated meanwhile, the cached web pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone attempts to open them.
Varnish in Web Hosting
You can unlock Varnish’s potential and boost the load speed of your websites regardless of the web hosting
plan that you have picked and you can activate and set up the content caching platform with several clicks of the mouse via the simple-to-work-with interface offered by our next-gen Hepsia Control Panel. During the procedure, you will be able to choose two separate things – how many sites will use the Varnish caching platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much data will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 megabytes and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can use more instances and less memory and vice versa. In case you’ve got a lot of content on a certain Internet site and you receive plenty of site visitors, more system memory will give you a better result. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the Varnish platform. Hepsia will offer you easy one-click controls for switching off or rebooting any instance, for deleting the cache associated with any Internet site and for seeing exhaustive logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Varnish is a feature, which comes as standard with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages
offered by us and you can use it for load distribution purposes. It is available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The data caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can use it with any website that you host in the semi-dedicated server account. If you’re in need of more, you can increase the system memory quota. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 MB through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The exact same section will enable you to create more instances as well, in case you’d like to use Varnish with multiple sites. The two things can be ordered separately – you can cache the content of one traffic-heavy Internet site or use several websites with the default memory. You can get the most out of the Varnish caching platform if you have a dedicated IP and you can order one with your semi-dedicated package as well. Hepsia will give you complete control over the caching platform and, with no more than a click, you will be able to clear the cached content, to see a log file or to restart an instance.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
You can use Varnish in order to improve the loading speed of any website that is hosted on a dedicated server
with our company when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the caching platform ready for use at no additional fee, but you’ll also exert complete control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s user-friendly interface. It’ll take just one single click of the mouse to start or cancel an instance or to delete the cached files for any website that is using the Varnish platform and if you’re more competent, you can also view the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 GB of virtual memory for data caching purposes, so even if you host a huge number of Internet sites on your dedicated machine and they all use the Varnish platform, the difference in their performance will be noticeable. You will just have to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever content the visitors load on their end. The Varnish platform works best if the websites use a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that our servers come with three charge-free IP addresses, you’ll have all that you need.