Varnish is a website accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, because it can increase the load speed of any website, sometimes even by one hundred percent, depending on the content. This tool is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to lower the overall load on the physical server and to accelerate the browsing speed for the site visitors. Whenever a visitor opens a page on a specific Internet site, the web browser request is handled by the web server and the requested data is delivered as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the web pages that the visitor browses and in case any of them is opened once again, it’s served by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The boost in the performance is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the browser requests considerably faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the users. If any content is updated in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone tries to access them.
Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting
If you host your websites under a cloud website hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to activate Varnish with several clicks from your Control Panel. The caching platform is offered as an upgrade with all our shared hosting packages and you can select how many websites will use it and the total storage space that will be used for the cached data. The two features that can be upgraded in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the number of instances and the amount of memory and they aren’t directly linked to each other, so you can choose whether you need lots of memory for one large-scale site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can take advantage of the full potential of the Varnish platform in case the websites use a dedicated IP address. With the hosting Control Panel, you can quickly start/reboot/delete an instance, delete the cached files independently for each website that uses the Varnish platform or check a comprehensive log file.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans come with Varnish by default, so you can use the web app accelerator tool and accelerate the loading speed of any site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You will get 64 MB of memory exclusively for Varnish at no extra charge and you can enable an instance with no more than a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated packages. If you need more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be at your disposal instantaneously. You can also order more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can choose whether a lot of content will be cached for a single website or if the available memory will be utilized by multiple Internet sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to reboot or to delete any instance, to check the system log file associated with it or to clear the cached data using 1-click controls. To get the most out of Varnish, you can assign a dedicated IP address to the websites which will use it.
Varnish in VPS Servers
We provide Varnish with all of the Hepsia-equipped VPS plans, so if you acquire a VPS with this Control Panel, you’ll be able to take full advantage of the content caching platform at no additional charge. Varnish can utilize different amounts of system memory for content caching purposes based on the specific VPS package that you have picked during the signup process, but nevertheless, this amount won’t be less than several hundred MB. This is more than enough to boost the overall performance of a number of popular websites, so the better page load speeds and the less load on your Virtual Private Server will be discernible. The effect may not be obvious instantly, since the Varnish platform will require some time to cache the content that people open, but shortly after you set it up, you will observe its full capacity. This platform will allow you to use a lower-end server and to pay less money to get the same performance you’d get with a higher-end virtual machine without Varnish.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
If you want a powerful web hosting solution and you purchase any of the Linux dedicated servers that we are offering, you can use Varnish to optimize the work of your websites at no additional charge on the condition that the dedicated server is ordered with our leading-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its simple-to-work-with graphical interface will permit you to keep an eye on platform processes, to clear the cache or to reboot any instance with one single click. The minimal amount of memory that the platform can use to cache site content is 3 GB, which is quite enough for an immense selection of resource-consuming Internet sites, so your server will be able to cope with a colossal load while your website visitors are enjoying a seamless browsing experience. As your machine will include a number of dedicated IP addresses, you’ll be able to make use of Varnish’s maximum capacity.