Varnish is a website accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, as it can increase the loading speed of any Internet site, sometimes even by one hundred percent, based on the content itself. This tool is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to lower the overall load on the physical machine and to improve the access speed for the website visitors. Each time a visitor opens a page on a specific Internet site, the browser request is processed by the web server and the requested data is served as a reply. If Varnish is activated, it caches the web pages that the website visitor browses and in case any of them is opened for a second time, it’s served by Varnish and not by the server directly. The improvement in the performance comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the browser requests considerably quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. If any data is modified in the meantime, the cached pages will also be updated the next time somebody attempts to open them.
Varnish in Cloud Hosting
Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each cloud hosting service and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your shared hosting account through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two different features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that you would like to use Varnish for and the second one, which is available in increments of 32 megabytes, shows the maximum amount of data that the data caching platform can cache at any particular time. Hepsia’s time and effort saving interface will allow you to deactivate or to restart any instance, to see exhaustive system logs or to clear the platform’s cache with just one click. For maximum results, you can use a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will load significantly faster, meaning more pleased site visitors and potential customers.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Varnish data caching platform is part of the default service set that you will receive if you decide to host your Internet sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can set it up for any of your Internet sites via our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default system memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache data is 64 MB, but if you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this memory from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the websites that can use this platform simultaneously. As these two features aren’t bound to each other, you can use a few Internet sites with the default memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for one single site. Varnish works best when you set a dedicated IP address for the websites that utilize its power. Hepsia will give you a simple way of rebooting any instance. In addition, you’ll be able to delete the cached files with only one mouse click.
Varnish in VPS Servers
We provide Varnish with all Hepsia-managed Linux VPS hosting service, so if you purchase a VPS with this Control Panel, you’ll be able to take full advantage of the caching platform at no extra charge. The Varnish platform can utilize different amounts of memory for content caching purposes based on the very setup that you have chosen at signup, but in any case, this amount will not be less than several hundred megabytes. This is more than enough to improve the performance of a number of busy Internet sites, so the faster page browsing speeds and the reduced load on your virtual server will be perceptible. The effect may not be detectable right away, as Varnish will need a certain amount of time to cache the site content that users request, but shortly after you enable it, you will observe its full potential. This caching platform will allow you to use a lower-end server and to give less money to get the very same performance you would get with a more powerful virtual machine without Varnish.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
If you need the most powerful hosting solution and you order any of the dedicated service that we are offering, you can use the Varnish content caching platform to optimize the work of your websites at no extra fee on the condition that the server is ordered with our next-generation Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its simple-to-navigate GUI will permit you to keep track of system processes, to clear the cache or to reboot any instance with a click. The minimum amount of system memory that the platform can use to cache content is 3 GB, which is more than enough for an immense number of resource-absorbing websites, so your dedicated server will be able to cope with a huge load while your Internet site visitors are enjoying a smooth web browsing experience. As your dedicated server will include several dedicated IP addresses, you will be able to make use of Varnish’s full potential.