Varnish is a website accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, as it can increase the speed of any Internet site, sometimes even by 100 percent, based on the content. This tool is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to lower the overall load on the server and to boost the access speed for the website visitors. Each time a visitor loads a page on a specific site, the web browser request is handled by the web server and the requested info is served as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the web pages that the site visitor browses and in case any of them is opened once again, it is served by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The improvement in the overall performance comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests tremendously faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. In case any content is modified meanwhile, the cached webpages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone tries to access them.
Varnish in Website Hosting
Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with all our website hosting service. You can add it to your website hosting account via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with all shared plans and you will get a quite intuitive interface, which will give you full control over the content caching platform. Using 1-click quick-access controls, you can restart or discontinue any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be enabled for a specific site. You can also see an in-depth system log or erase the cache for any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your shared hosting package, you’ll be able to choose the total amount of system memory that will be at your disposal for data caching purposes and how many sites will use Varnish. You can always add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for optimal performance, you can set a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to get the most out of your sites and to have a lot of gratified visitors.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated servers that we offer will permit you to use Varnish as soon as your new semi-dedicated account is active, as the caching platform is offered by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the moment your account is enabled, so you can take advantage of this workload distribution software as soon as your site has been launched online. In case you’re in need of more system memory, you can get 32 megabytes at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated server instantly. 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 suggests that you will have more freedom. The Varnish caching platform will significantly reduce the load that your websites generate, so your site visitors can enjoy fast-opening web pages. You will be able to manage Varnish with ease via your Control Panel using fast-access controls. You’ll be able to start/disable any of the instances that you’ve got, to delete the cached content for any of your websites or to see system logs.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can take full advantage of the load balancing potential of Varnish with each of our VPS servers when you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel. The content caching platform is available by default and the amount of system memory that it’ll be able to utilize to cache the content of your websites is dependent upon the given package that you’ve chosen, but even with the less powerful packages, you will have at least several hundred MB of system memory at your disposal only for caching purposes. This amount is sufficient to improve the work of numerous Internet sites. It’ll take some time for you to observe the effects, as Varnish caches the content that website visitors access, but soon thereafter you’ll notice the considerably reduced load on the virtual server and the accelerated Internet site loading speed. The Varnish caching platform will allow you to make use of a less powerful VPS plan for Internet sites which would normally require a more expensive hosting service.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
All Linux dedicated service which are ordered with the in-house built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you’ll get with the machine. The Varnish platform can be enabled and managed without efforts through the Hepsia Control Panel’s intuitive interface and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you can check an exhaustive log, add or reboot an instance, clear the cached files associated with any website and much more. Shortly after you set up Varnish for a certain domain or subdomain, it will begin caching the web pages browsed by the website visitors and as soon as it has cached enough content, you will perceive a considerably faster site performance as well as a decreased load. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at 3 GB, you will be able to use the software platform for load distribution purposes even if you run plenty of sites on the dedicated machine.