Varnish is a website accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, because it can increase the speed of any site, sometimes even by one hundred percent, based on the content itself. This tool is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to reduce the overall load on the physical machine and to enhance the access speed for the site visitors. Anytime a visitor opens a page on a specific website, the web browser request is handled by the web server and the requested info is served as a reply. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the web pages that the visitor browses and in case any of them is loaded again, it’s served by Varnish and not by the server directly. The performance improvement comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the browser requests substantially faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. If any data is edited in the meantime, the cached webpages will also be updated the next time somebody tries to open them.
Varnish in Web Hosting
In case you host your websites in a web hosting account with us, you will be able to add Varnish with a few mouse clicks through your Control Panel. The platform comes as an upgrade with all our web hosting plans and you can choose the number of the websites 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 memory and they’re not tied directly to each other, so you can decide if you need plenty of memory for a single large-sized site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can make use of the full potential of the Varnish caching platform if the sites use a dedicated IP address. With the hosting Control Panel, you can effortlessly start/reboot/shut down an instance, delete the cached files individually for each website which employs Varnish or view an in-depth log file.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated servers offered by us will permit you to use Varnish once your brand new account has been activated, as the caching platform is available by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the moment your account is activated, so you can use this workload balancing software once your site has been launched. In case you need more memory, you can order 32 MB at a time from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated machine in a flash. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly tied to the amount of system memory that you use, which goes to say that you will enjoy more freedom. The platform will seriously lower the load produced by your sites, so your site visitors can enjoy fast-opening pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish platform without any effort via your Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access buttons. You will be able to start/shut down any of the instances that you have, to delete the cache for any of your sites or to view system log files.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can take full advantage of the load balancing potential of Varnish with any of our VPS service if you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel. The platform is offered by default and the amount of memory that it’ll be able to utilize to cache your website content depends upon the given VPS package that you’ve chosen, but even with the less powerful plans, you will have at least several hundred MB of system memory at your disposal solely for caching purposes. This amount is sufficient to optimize the overall performance of numerous Internet sites. It’ll take some time for you to notice the results, as the Varnish platform caches the content that website visitors open, but soon thereafter you’ll notice the substantially less load on the virtual server and the accelerated site load speed. The Varnish caching platform will allow you to make use of a less powerful plan for Internet sites which would typically require a more pricey hosting solution.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
All Linux dedicated servers which are ordered with the in-house developed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed platforms that you will get with the dedicated machine. The Varnish data caching platform can be activated and managed effortlessly from Hepsia’s simple-to-work-with interface and, with no more than one click, you can check an elaborate log, create or reboot an instance, clear the cached files for any Internet site and much, much more. Shortly after you activate Varnish for a specific domain or subdomain, it will begin caching the pages browsed by your site visitors and as soon as it has cached enough web content, you’ll witness a tremendously faster website performance in addition to a reduced load on your server. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at three gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the software platform for load balancing purposes even if you host an enormous number of sites on your server.