Varnish is a web app accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, because it can increase the speed of any website, at times even by 100%, depending on the content. This tool is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to reduce the overall server load and to accelerate the browsing speed for the site visitors. Each time a visitor accesses a page on a specific website, the browser request is processed by the web server and the requested info is returned as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the pages that the site visitor opens and if any of them is accessed once more, it’s fetched by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The performance boost comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests substantially quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. In case any data is updated meanwhile, the cached pages will also be updated the next time somebody attempts to access them.
Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting
Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux cloud web hosting. You can add it to your account via the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with all shared web hosting packages and you will get a pretty easy-to-work-with GUI, which will grant you complete control over the caching platform. Using one-click fast-access controls, you can reboot or discontinue any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be activated for a specific site. You can also see a comprehensive log or clear the cache for any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your shared web hosting package, you’ll be able to select the maximum amount of memory that will be available to you for data caching purposes and the number of the websites that will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for best performance, you can assign a dedicated IP to the websites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to take full advantage of your websites and to have numerous gratified visitors.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our semi-dedicated service include Varnish by default, so you can use the accelerator and optimize the loading speed of any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You’ll get 64 megabytes of system memory particularly for the Varnish accelerator at no extra fee and you will be able to add an instance with no more than a few mouse clicks via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated packages. In case you want more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 MB in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be at your disposal momentarily. You can also order more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can decide if lots of content will be cached for one website or if the memory will be utilized by several sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will enable you to reboot or to disable any instance, to see the system log associated with it or to delete the cached files using one-click buttons. To take full advantage of Varnish, you can get a dedicated IP address for the sites which will use it.
Varnish in VPS Servers
The Varnish content caching platform is included by default with all VPS service that we’re offering as long as the server is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can improve the performance of your sites with just a couple of mouse clicks. The more powerful the plan, the more system memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a less powerful plan, the platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you run a handful of sites, you’ll notice a considerable decrease in the overall server load and a substantially better page load speed. The Varnish caching platform will have to work for a little while while the visitors browse the web pages and once the content has been cached, you’ll notice the effects. One of the pluses of employing Varnish is that a lower-end and less costly package will do the exact same job as a more high-priced one without the caching platform, so not only will your websites work better, but you will also save some money.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you will get the Varnish caching platform at no additional fee and you’ll exert full control over it through an exceptionally easy-to-work-with GUI – you will be able to start, to discontinue or to reboot an instance, to browse an elaborate system log, to delete the cached data for any website and much more. Varnish will have several gigabytes of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you own resource-swallowing websites with a vast number of visitors, you’ll notice the significantly faster web page loading speeds and the decreased server load. This will happen shortly after you begin using the Varnish platform, since it will require some time to cache the content that people browse. You can get the most out of the platform’s capability in case the websites that are using it use also a dedicated IP address, but due to the fact that your server comes with a few IPs by default, you will not need to pay anything on top of the monthly fee for the server itself.