Learn precisely what Varnish is. Know much more about web accelerators and their purpose.
Varnish is a website accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, because it can increase the load speed of any website, sometimes even by one hundred percent, based on the content. This tool is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to reduce the overall load on the physical server and to accelerate the browsing speed for the website visitors. Each time a visitor loads a page on a given website, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested information is returned as a response. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the pages that the website visitor opens and if any of them is accessed once more, it’s fetched by Varnish and not by the server directly. The increase in the overall performance comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests tremendously faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. If any data is modified meanwhile, the cached pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone accesses them.
Varnish in Cloud Hosting
We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux cloud package
and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your website hosting account through the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two separate things that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one depends on the number of the websites that you want to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 32 MB, displays the maximum amount of content that the content caching platform can store at any particular moment. Hepsia’s simple-to-work-with GUI will permit you to delete or to reboot any instance, to view elaborate system logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For optimal results, you can employ a dedicated IP 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 clients.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Linux semi-dedicated packages
that we’re offering will allow you to use Varnish as soon as your brand-new semi-dedicated account has been opened, as the content caching platform is available by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the second your account is activated, so you can take advantage of this load balancing software as soon as your site has been published to the web. If you need more system memory, you can get 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated machine immediately. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly linked to the amount of system memory that you use, which means that you will enjoy more versatility. The Varnish platform will greatly decrease the load on the machine produced by your websites, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-loading web pages. You’ll be able to manage Varnish effortlessly from the Control Panel using fast-access buttons. You’ll be able to start/stop any of the instances that you’ve got, to clear the cached files for any of your websites or to check system log files.
Varnish in VPS
Varnish is included by default with all Linux VPS packages
that we’re offering as long as the Virtual Private Server is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can enhance the work of your websites with only a few clicks. The more powerful the plan, the more memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a lower-end package, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you have several different websites, you’ll notice an immense reduction in the overall server load and a much better page loading speed. The Varnish platform will have to work for a while as the users browse the pages and once the content has been cached, you’ll distinguish the results. One of the advantages of using Varnish is that a lower-end and less high-priced VPS package will do the same job as a more expensive one without the caching platform, so not only will your Internet sites perform considerably better, but you will also spare some cash.
Varnish in Dedicated Hosting
You can employ Varnish in order to boost the loading speed of any website that’s hosted on a dedicated server
from us when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on the machine. Not only will you get the platform ready to be used at no additional cost, but you will also exert total control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with interface. It’ll take only a click to start or disable an instance or to clear the cached content for any Internet site that’s using Varnish and in case you are more trained, you can also see the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 GB of memory for content caching purposes, so even in case you run a lot of Internet sites on your dedicated machine and they all use the platform, the improvement in their performance will be distinguishable. You’ll simply have to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever webpages the site visitors load on their end. The Varnish platform performs best if the websites use a dedicated IP address, but owing to the fact that our servers include three free-of-charge IP addresses, you’ll have everything you need.