Varnish is a web accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, because it can increase the loading speed of any Internet site, sometimes even by 100 percent, depending on the content itself. This tool is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to reduce the overall load on the physical server and to boost the access speed for the site visitors. Anytime a visitor accesses a page on a certain Internet site, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested info is returned as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the web pages that the visitor opens and in case any of them is loaded for a second time, it’s fetched by Varnish and not by the server directly. The boost in the performance is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests tremendously quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the users. In case any data is changed in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone tries to open them.
Varnish in Cloud Hosting
You can unlock Varnish’s full potential and enhance the speed of your sites regardless of the cloud hosting plan that you’ve selected and you can activate and set up the content caching platform with a couple of clicks of the mouse through the user-friendly interface offered by our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel. During the procedure, you’ll be able to select two separate things – how many sites will use Varnish, i.e. the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 MB and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can use more instances with less memory and the other way around. In case you’ve got plenty of content on a certain website and you attract a lot of website visitors, more memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the Varnish caching platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with easy one-click buttons for disabling or rebooting any instance, for deleting the cache associated with any Internet site and for viewing detailed system logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we offer will allow you to employ Varnish as soon as your brand new semi-dedicated server account has been opened, as the content caching platform is available by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the second your account is enabled, so you can use this load distribution software once your website has been launched online. If you’re in need of more memory, you can get 32 MB 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 use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly linked to the amount of memory that you use, which means that you will have more flexibility. The platform will enormously decrease the load on the semi-dedicated server that your websites cause, so your visitors can enjoy fast-loading pages. You’ll be able to manage the Varnish caching platform effortlessly from the Control Panel using quick-access controls. You will be able to start/shut down any of the instances that you have, to clear the cache for any of your sites or to see system logs.
Varnish in VPS
You can use the workload balancing capabilities of Varnish with each of our Linux VPS packages in case you select Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel. The Varnish caching platform is offered by default and the system memory that it will be able to use to cache your site content is dependent upon the given Virtual Private Server plan that you’ve chosen, but even with the less powerful plans, you will have at least several hundred megabytes of system memory at your disposal solely for data caching purposes. This amount is sufficient to boost the work of numerous websites. It’ll take some time for you to see the effects, as the Varnish platform caches the content that visitors request, but soon after that you’ll notice the significantly lowered load on your VPS and the improved Internet site load speed. Varnish will allow you to make use of a lower-end VPS plan for Internet sites that would normally need a more expensive hosting solution.
Varnish in Dedicated Hosting
You can employ Varnish in order to accelerate the speed of any site that’s hosted on a dedicated server from us when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the platform ready for use at no additional cost, but you’ll also exert complete control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-navigate graphical interface. It will take only one single click of the mouse to start or stop an instance or to delete the cached files for any Internet site that is using the Varnish platform and in case you’re more sophisticated, you can also check the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 gigabytes of memory for content caching purposes, so even in case you run a vast number of sites on your server and they all use the platform, the improvement in their performance will be perceivable. You’ll simply need to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever webpages the visitors access on their end. The Varnish platform works best when the websites use a dedicated IP address, but owing to the fact that our dedicated servers come with 3 free-of-cost IP addresses, you will have all that you need.