Varnish is a web accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, as it can increase the speed of any site, at times even by 100%, based on the content itself. This tool is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to reduce the overall load on the physical server and to enhance the access speed for the site visitors. Each time a visitor accesses a page on a certain website, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested info is sent as a response. If Varnish is activated, it caches the pages that the website visitor opens and if any of them is opened once more, it’s fetched by Varnish and not by the server directly. The increase in the performance comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests substantially quicker than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. In case any data is edited in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be updated the next time someone accesses them.
Varnish in Website Hosting
Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each of our website hosting. You can add it to your web hosting account from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with all shared web hosting plans and you will get a very intuitive graphical interface, which will grant you full control over the caching system. Using 1-click fast-access controls, you can reboot or deactivate any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer work for a given site. You can also check an exhaustive system log or delete the cache associated with any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your hosting plan, you will be able to select the total amount of memory that will be at your disposal for data caching purposes and the number of the websites that will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for top performance, you can allocate a dedicated IP address to the websites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to get the most out of your websites and to have a lot of gratified website visitors.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
Varnish is a feature, which is included by default with all semi-dedicated servers offered by us and you can use it for load distribution purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The Varnish caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can use it with any website that you host in your account. In case you are in need of more than that, you can increase the memory allowance. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 MB through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The very same Upgrades section will permit you to activate more instances as well, if you wish to use Varnish with more sites. The two things can be ordered separately – you can cache the content of a single popular site or use a number of sites with the default memory allowance. You can get the most out of the Varnish platform if you use a dedicated IP address and you can order one with your semi-dedicated package as well. Hepsia will grant you full control over the caching platform and, with no more than one click, you’ll be able to delete the cached contents, to see a system log file or to restart an instance.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can take full advantage of the workload balancing capabilities of Varnish with all our VPS servers when you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The Varnish platform comes by default and the amount of system memory that it’ll be able to use to cache your website content depends on the given package that you’ve selected, but even with the less powerful packages, you’ll have at least several hundred megabytes of system memory at your disposal solely for caching purposes. This amount is enough to optimize the performance of numerous sites. It’ll take some time for you to observe the effects, since Varnish caches the content that visitors request, but soon after that you’ll notice the significantly lowered load on the virtual server and the improved site browsing speed. The Varnish caching platform will permit you to use a less powerful plan for websites that would typically require a more costly hosting solution.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
When you want a more powerful web hosting solution and you acquire one of the dedicated servers offered by our company, you will be able to use the Varnish content caching platform to enhance the work of your websites at no extra cost on the condition that the server is ordered with our next-generation Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its simple-to-use graphical interface will enable you to keep track of system processes, to clear the cached data or to restart any instance with one mouse click. The minimum amount of memory that Varnish can employ to cache Internet site content is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough for an enormous number of large-size sites, so your server will be able to handle a huge system load while your site visitors are enjoying a seamless browsing experience. Since your machine will come with several different dedicated IP addresses, you’ll be able to use Varnish’s maximum capacity.