Varnish is a web accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, because it can increase the load speed of any Internet site, sometimes even by 100 percent, depending on the content itself. This tool is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to lower the overall server load and to increase the browsing speed for the website visitors. Whenever a visitor accesses a page on a specific website, the web browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested information is sent as a response. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the pages that the website visitor browses and if any of them is accessed once more, 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 browser requests tremendously quicker than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. In case any content is updated meanwhile, the cached pages will also be updated the next time someone tries to open them.
Varnish in Cloud Hosting
In case you host your Internet sites in a cloud hosting account with us, you’ll be able to activate Varnish with several clicks via your hosting Control Panel. The caching platform comes as an upgrade with all our shared hosting plans and you can choose the number of the sites that will use it and the total amount of system memory that will be used for the cached data. The two upgradeable features in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the number of instances and the amount of system memory and they aren’t linked directly to each other, so you can choose whether you need a lot of memory for a single large-sized website or less memory for several smaller ones. You can unleash the full potential of Varnish in case the sites use a dedicated IP address. With the hosting Control Panel, you can effortlessly start/reboot/shut down an instance, delete the cached content individually for each site which employs the Varnish platform or check an elaborate log file.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Linux semi-dedicated hosting services offered by our company will permit you to use Varnish once your new semi-dedicated server account has been activated, since the data caching platform comes by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the second your account is enabled, so you can take advantage of this workload distribution software once your site has been launched online. In case you are in need of more system memory, you can get 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated server in an instant. You can also increase the number of the websites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not bound directly to the amount of memory that you use, which goes to say that you’ll enjoy more flexibility. The Varnish platform will enormously lower the load on the server generated by your websites, so your visitors can enjoy fast-loading web pages. You’ll be able to manage the Varnish caching platform without efforts from the Control Panel using fast-access buttons. You’ll be able to start/shut down any of the instances that you’ve got, to delete the cache associated with any of your Internet sites or to view system log files.
Varnish in VPS Web Hosting
We provide Varnish with all of the Hepsia-equipped Linux VPS web hosting, so if you get a VPS with this web hosting Control Panel, you will be able to use the data caching platform at no extra cost. The Varnish platform can utilize different amounts of memory for content caching purposes based on the particular VPS package that you have selected during the signup process, but nevertheless, this amount won’t be less than several hundred MB. This is more than enough to enhance the performance of several traffic-heavy websites, so the better website browsing speeds and the reduced load on your VPS will be noticeable. The effect may not be evident immediately, as the Varnish platform will need some time to cache the site content that visitors access, but soon after you activate it, you will witness its full capacity. This caching platform will allow you to use a lower-end Virtual Private Server and to give less money to get the very same performance you would get with a higher-end virtual machine without Varnish.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting
You can use Varnish to accelerate the load speed of any website that’s hosted on a dedicated server with our company if the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed on the machine. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready to be used at no extra fee, but you will also exert total control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s user-friendly GUI. It’ll take only one click of the mouse to start or stop an instance or to clear the cached data associated with any website that is using Varnish and in case you are more advanced, you can also check the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than three gigabytes of memory for data caching purposes, so even if you run a lot of Internet sites on your dedicated server and they all use the Varnish caching platform, the improvement in their overall performance will be perceivable. You’ll only have to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever web pages the website visitors open on their end. The platform works best when the Internet sites use a dedicated IP, but considering the fact that our dedicated servers include 3 free-of-charge IPs, you’ll have everything you need.