Varnish is a website accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, because it can increase the load speed of any website, sometimes even by 100 percent, based on the content itself. This tool is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to lower the overall load on the physical server and to improve the access speed for the website visitors. Every time a visitor accesses a page on a given site, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested info is served as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the web pages that the visitor opens and if any of them is opened once again, it is fetched by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The increase in the overall performance comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests considerably quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the users. In case any data is changed in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone tries to access them.
Varnish in Shared Hosting
Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every shared hosting and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your website hosting account using the Upgrades section in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the sites that you’d like to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 32 MB, displays the total amount of data that the platform can store at any given time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with graphical interface will enable you to deactivate or to reboot any instance, to check elaborate system logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just click of the mouse. For optimum results, you can employ a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will load much faster, meaning more happy website visitors and prospective clients.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The semi-dedicated hosting packages that we’re offering will permit you to use Varnish once your brand new semi-dedicated server account has been opened, as the platform is offered by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the second your account is enabled, so you can make use of this load distribution software as soon as you launch your website. If you are in need of more system memory, you can order 32 MB at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated server immediately. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not linked directly to the amount of system memory that you use, which means that you will enjoy more versatility. The Varnish caching platform will substantially reduce the server load generated by your sites, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-loading pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish platform without efforts via the Hepsia Control Panel using fast-access buttons. You will be able to start/remove any of the instances that you’ve got, to clear the cached files for any of your sites or to view system logs.
Varnish in VPS Web Hosting
You can use the load balancing potential of Varnish with each of our VPS web hosting if you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel. The caching platform comes by default and the memory that it’ll be able to utilize to cache your website content depends upon the specific package that you’ve picked, but even with the lower-end plans, you will have at least several hundred megabytes of system memory at your disposal solely for caching purposes. This amount is enough to boost the performance of numerous sites. It’ll take some time for you to observe the results, as Varnish caches the content that site visitors request, but soon after that you’ll notice the significantly less load on the Virtual Private Server and the enhanced website load speed. The Varnish caching platform will permit you to make use of a lower-end Virtual Private Server plan for sites that would typically need a more high-priced web hosting solution.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting
If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will acquire the Varnish data caching platform at no additional charge and you’ll exert complete control over it via an extremely user-friendly graphical interface – you’ll be able to start, to stop or to restart an instance, to browse an exhaustive log, to clear the cached files for any Internet site and much, much more. The Varnish platform will have several GB of memory at its disposal, so even if you run traffic-hungry sites with a vast number of visitors, you will notice the significantly faster web page load speeds and the lowered load on the dedicated server. This will become a fact shortly after you start using the Varnish platform, as it will require some time to cache the pages that people access. You can make the most of the platform’s capabilities in case the Internet sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP address, but since your dedicated server comes with several IP addresses by default, you won’t need to pay anything on top of the monthly charge for the machine itself.