Varnish is a web accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, because it can increase the load speed of any Internet site, sometimes even by 100%, depending on the content. This tool is sometimes called 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 website visitors. Every time a visitor accesses a page on a certain website, the browser request is processed by the web server and the requested info is delivered as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the web pages that the website visitor opens and if any of them is loaded again, it is fetched by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The increase in the performance comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests substantially faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. In case any content is edited in the meantime, the cached pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody accesses them.
Varnish in Shared Website Hosting
Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with all our shared website hosting plans. You can add it to your account through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared web hosting packages and you’ll get an exceptionally easy-to-use GUI, which will give you complete control over the content caching system. Using 1-click fast-access buttons, you can restart or remove any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be activated for a given site. You can also check an in-depth system log or erase the cache for any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your web hosting plan, you will be able to choose the maximum amount of system memory that will be available to you for caching purposes and how many sites will use Varnish. You can always add more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for optimum performance, you can get a dedicated IP for the websites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to take full advantage of your sites and to have plenty of satisfied visitors.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our semi-dedicated hosting plans include Varnish by default, so you can use the accelerator and increase the loading speed of any site that you host on our platform. You’ll get 64 megabytes of memory particularly for Varnish at no extra cost and you will be able to enable an instance with no more than a couple of clicks of the mouse via the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated server plans. In case you need more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be available to you instantly. You can also add more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can choose whether a lot of content will be cached for one website or if the memory will be used by multiple sites. Hepsia will allow you to reboot or to delete any instance, to see the system log associated with it or to clear the cached files using 1-click controls. To get the most out of Varnish, you can get a dedicated IP address for the websites that will employ it.
Varnish in VPS Servers
The Varnish caching platform is included by default with all VPS plans offered by our company given that the virtual machine is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can boost the work of your websites with just a few clicks. The more powerful the plan, the more memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a less powerful plan, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you run several Internet sites, you’ll notice an immense reduction in the server load and a significantly better webpage loading speed. The platform will need to work for a little while as the visitors navigate the site and once the content has been cached, you’ll perceive the effect. One of the benefits of using Varnish is that a less powerful and less high-priced plan will accomplish the very same job as a more pricey one without the caching platform, so not only will your Internet sites perform substantially better, but you will also save some money.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
All dedicated web hosting plans which are ordered with the in-house built Hepsia web hosting Control Panel feature Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed software platforms that you will get with the server. The Varnish caching platform can be activated and administered without efforts via Hepsia’s easy-to-use interface and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you can view an in-depth system log, create or restart an instance, clear the cached content associated with any site and much, much more. Soon after you configure the Varnish platform for a specific domain or subdomain, it will begin caching the webpages browsed by the website visitors and once it has cached enough content, you will perceive a considerably better site performance plus a reduced load on the machine. With Varnish-dedicated system memory starting at 3 GB, you’ll be able to use the platform for load balancing purposes even if you run a lot of websites on your dedicated server.