Varnish is a web accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, because it can increase the speed of any site, at times even by 100 percent, depending on the content itself. This tool is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to lower the overall server load and to accelerate the access speed for the website visitors. Anytime a visitor accesses a page on a particular Internet site, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested info is delivered as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the pages that the site 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 increase comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests substantially quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. If any data is updated meanwhile, the cached web pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone attempts to open them.
Varnish in Shared Website Hosting
You can take advantage of Varnish’s potential and accelerate your sites’ loading speed regardless of the shared website hosting plan that you’ve chosen and you can enable and set up the content caching platform with several mouse clicks from the simple-to-use GUI offered by our next-generation Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you will be able to choose two separate things – how many Internet sites will use the Varnish caching platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can add more instances and less memory and the other way around. In case you’ve got lots of content on a specific site and you draw lots of site visitors, more memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the Varnish caching platform. Hepsia will offer you easy 1-click buttons for shutting down or restarting any instance, for clearing the cache associated with each site and for viewing comprehensive logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting include Varnish by default, so you can take full advantage of the web accelerator and speed up any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You’ll get 64 megabytes of system memory exclusively for the Varnish accelerator at no extra fee and you’ll be able to activate an instance with no more than a few clicks via the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated plans. In case you need more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be at your disposal straight away. You can also add more instances as an upgrade, so you can decide if a lot of content will be cached for one site or if the memory will be utilized by multiple Internet sites. Hepsia will permit you to restart or to deactivate any instance, to view the system log associated with it or to delete the cached content using single-click controls. To take full advantage of the Varnish accelerator, you can allocate a dedicated IP to the websites which will employ it.
Varnish in VPS Web Hosting
You can take advantage of Varnish with each of our virtual private server packages at no extra cost, as the platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The one and only requirement is that the virtual machine must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your Internet sites with only a few clicks of the mouse. Each plan comes with a different amount of system memory for caching purposes, but you’ll have minimum several hundred megabytes, which is quite enough even for multiple resource-consuming sites. Shortly after you set up the Varnish platform, it’ll begin caching the content that your visitors request, so you will notice the tremendously faster web page loading speeds and the decreased load on your server in no time. Varnish will permit you to use a less costly virtual machine, as you won’t require that much power to sustain the uninterrupted operation of your sites even if you own traffic-heavy Internet sites with plenty of visitors. Optimum results are accomplished if the websites that use the Varnish caching platform use also a dedicated IP.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting
In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you will acquire Varnish at no additional cost and you’ll have full control over it through a truly easy-to-navigate GUI – you’ll be able to start, to cancel or to reboot an instance, to browse an in-depth system log, to clear the cache associated with any site and much more. Varnish will have several GB of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you own resource-hungry sites with an immense number of visitors, you’ll notice the substantially better page loading times and the decreased load on the dedicated machine. This will become a fact shortly after you begin using Varnish, as it will need some time to cache the pages that visitors access. You can make the most of the platform’s capability if the sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP address, but owing to the fact that your dedicated server comes with a few IP addresses by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of the monthly fee for the server itself.