Varnish is a web app accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, as it can increase the speed of any Internet site, at times even by 100%, based on the content. This tool is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to lower the overall load on the physical server and to increase the browsing speed for the site visitors. Anytime a visitor accesses a page on a particular Internet site, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested info is delivered as a response. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the pages that the visitor opens and in case any of them is accessed once again, it’s served by Varnish and not by the server directly. The increase in the overall performance is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests tremendously faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. In case any data is updated in the meantime, the cached webpages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody opens them.
Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting
Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each Linux cloud website hosting service and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your account via the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two different things that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one depends on the number of the websites that you would like to employ Varnish for and the second one, which is offered in increments of 32 MB, pertains to the total amount of content that the content caching platform can cache at any particular moment. The Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with graphical interface will enable you to remove or to restart any instance, to view elaborate logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just a click. For optimal results, you can use a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will open much faster, meaning more happy site users and prospective customers.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Varnish is a feature, which is included by default with all semi-dedicated services offered by us and you can use it for load balancing purposes. It is available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The Varnish data caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can employ it with any site that you host in the account. If you’re in need of more, you can increase the memory quota. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 megabytes through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The exact same section will enable you to activate more instances too, if you want to use Varnish with multiple sites. The two things can be added separately – you can cache the content of one traffic-heavy site or use a number of Internet sites with the default memory allocation. You can get the most out of the Varnish caching platform if you use a dedicated IP and you can get one with your semi-dedicated server package as well. Hepsia will give you total control over the platform and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you will be able to delete the cached contents, to check a log file or to reboot an instance.
Varnish in VPS Hosting
The Varnish platform is included by default with each of the Linux VPS hosting offered by our company given that the machine is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can optimize the overall performance of your websites with only a few clicks of the mouse. The more powerful the package, the more memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a low-end package, the platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you own a number of sites, you’ll notice an enormous reduction in the server load and a considerably better web page loading speed. The platform will need to work for a while while the visitors browse the site and as soon as the content has been cached, you will see the result. One of the pluses of employing Varnish is that a less powerful and less expensive package will accomplish the exact same job as a more expensive one without the caching platform, so not only will your sites perform substantially better, but you’ll also spare some money.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
You can use Varnish to increase the loading speed of any site that is hosted on a dedicated server with our company when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready for use at no extra fee, but you will also exert full control over it via Hepsia’s easy-to-use GUI. It will take only one single mouse click to start or shut down an instance or to clear the cached data for any website that’s using the Varnish platform and if you are more tech-savvy, you can also browse the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 GB of virtual memory for website content caching purposes, so even in case you host lots of websites on your dedicated machine and they all use the caching platform, the difference in their performance will be distinguishable. You will just need to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever webpages the site visitors load on their end. The platform performs best when the sites use a dedicated IP address, but owing to the fact that our servers come with three charge-free IP addresses, you’ll have all that you need.