Learn exactly what Varnish is. Know more about web accelerators and their role.
Varnish is a website accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, because it can increase the speed of any website, at times even by 100%, based on the content itself. This tool is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to decrease the overall load on the physical machine and to improve the access speed for the website visitors. Every time a visitor accesses a page on a particular website, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested information is sent as a response. If Varnish is activated, it caches the pages that the website visitor browses and in case any of them is loaded once again, it’s fetched by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The performance boost is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests tremendously faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the users. If any data is edited meanwhile, the cached web pages will also be updated the next time someone opens them.
Varnish in Shared Hosting
Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with all our Linux shared hosting
. You can add it to your account from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with all shared hosting packages and you’ll get a quite easy-to-use interface, which will grant you complete control over the content caching platform. Using one-click quick-access buttons, you can reboot or deactivate any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer work for a certain site. You can also check a detailed log file or erase the cache associated with any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your shared hosting package, you’ll be able to choose the maximum amount of system memory that will be at your disposal for data caching purposes and how many sites will use Varnish. You can always get 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 permit you to take full advantage of your websites and to have many gratified website visitors.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated servers
that we’re offering will allow you to employ Varnish once your new semi-dedicated account is active, as the data caching platform is available by default. 64 MB of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the second your account is enabled, so you can make use of this load distribution software once your website has been built. If you’re in need of more 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 instantly. You can also increase the number of the sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly linked to the amount of memory that you use, which goes to say that you’ll enjoy more flexibility. The caching platform will immensely reduce the load on the server that your sites generate, so your site visitors can enjoy fast-opening web pages. You will be able to manage Varnish without efforts via the Control Panel using quick-access controls. You will be able to start/delete any of the instances that you’ve got, to delete the cache associated with any of your sites or to check system logs.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can take full advantage of the workload balancing capabilities of Varnish with each of our VPS service
in case you pick Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel. The Varnish data caching platform is available by default and the amount of memory that it will be able to use to cache the content of your sites depends upon the particular Virtual Private Server plan that you have chosen, but even with the lower-end packages, you’ll have no less than several hundred MB of memory at your disposal exclusively for data caching purposes. This amount is sufficient enough to improve the performance of multiple sites. It’ll take a little time for you to notice the results, since the Varnish platform caches the content that visitors request, but shortly after that you will notice the substantially lowered load and the improved Internet site browsing speed. Varnish will allow you to make use of a lower-end Virtual Private Server plan for websites that would usually need a more expensive hosting service.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
You can use Varnish to enhance the loading speed of any site that is hosted on a dedicated server
with our company when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the content caching platform ready for use at no additional charge, but you’ll also exert complete control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-navigate interface. It will take just one click of the mouse to start or shut down an instance or to delete the cached content associated with any Internet site that’s using the Varnish platform and if you’re more knowledgeable, you can also see the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 GB of memory for web content caching purposes, so even if you host numerous Internet sites on your server and they all use the Varnish platform, the difference in their overall performance will be obvious. You’ll simply need to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever webpages the visitors load on their end. The platform performs best when the sites use a dedicated IP address, but since our servers come with three free-of-charge IPs, you’ll have everything you need.