Varnish is a web accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, because it can increase the load speed of any site, at times even by 100%, depending on the content. This tool is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to decrease the overall load on the physical server and to accelerate the access speed for the website visitors. Each time a visitor accesses a page on a specific site, the web browser request is handled by the web server and the requested content is sent as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the pages that the site visitor opens and in case any of them is opened again, it is fetched by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The improvement in the overall performance is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests tremendously faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. If any content is updated meanwhile, the cached webpages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone accesses them.
Varnish in Website Hosting
If you host your sites under a website hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to activate Varnish with several clicks of the mouse from your Control Panel. The caching platform comes as an upgrade with all our packages and you can choose the number of the websites that will use it and the total amount of system memory that will be used for the cached data. The two features that can be upgraded in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the number of instances and the amount of memory and they aren’t directly linked to each other, so you can choose if you want a lot of memory for a single large-size site or less memory for several smaller ones. You can use the full potential of the Varnish caching platform if the websites use a dedicated IP address. Using the Control Panel, you can quickly start/restart/discontinue an instance, delete the cached content independently for each site which uses the Varnish platform or see an elaborate system log.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Linux semi-dedicated services that we offer will permit you to use Varnish as soon as your brand-new semi-dedicated server account has been opened, since the platform is offered by default. 64 MB of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the second your account is activated, so you can take advantage of this load balancing software once your site has been taken online. If you need more memory, you can add 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated machine in an instant. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not bound directly to the amount of system memory that you use, which means that you will enjoy more versatility. The platform will immensely decrease the load on the semi-dedicated machine caused by your sites, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-opening web pages. You’ll be able to manage the Varnish caching platform without any effort through the Control Panel using quick-access controls. You will be able to start/cancel any of the instances that you have, to delete the cached files associated with any of your Internet sites or to check system log files.
Varnish in VPS Hosting
You can take advantage of Varnish with all our virtual private server plans at no extra fee, as the caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The one and only condition is that the virtual server must come with the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you’ll be able to activate Varnish for any of your Internet sites with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. Each VPS plan includes a different amount of system memory for caching purposes, but you will have no less than several hundred megabytes, which is quite enough even for several frequently visited sites. Soon after you set up Varnish, it will start caching the content that your visitors open, so you will notice the considerably faster site load speeds and the less load on the Virtual Private Server very soon. The platform will allow you to use a less pricey VPS server, since you will not require that many resources to ensure the correct operation of your websites even if you own traffic-hungry Internet sites with multiple visitors. Optimum results are accomplished if the websites which use Varnish also use a dedicated IP address.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
If you need the most powerful web hosting solution and you order one of the dedicated web hosting that we’re offering, you will be able to use the Varnish data caching platform to improve the overall performance of your sites at no additional cost as long as the dedicated server is ordered with our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel. Its simple-to-navigate interface will enable you to keep an eye on system processes, to clear the cached contents or to restart any instance with one single click of the mouse. The minimal amount of memory that the platform can use to cache Internet site content is 3 gigabytes, which is more than enough for a vast collection of resource-hungry websites, so your server will be able to handle an immense system load while your site visitors are enjoying a seamless browsing experience. As your server will include a number of dedicated IP addresses, you’ll be able to make use of Varnish’s maximum capacity.