Varnish is a web accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, because it can increase the speed of any site, sometimes even by 100 percent, depending on the content. This tool is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to reduce the overall server load and to accelerate the browsing speed for the website visitors. Each time a visitor accesses a page on a given Internet site, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested info is served as a response. If Varnish is activated, it caches the pages that the site visitor browses and if any of them is loaded for a second time, it is delivered by Varnish and not by the server directly. The improvement in the overall performance is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the browser requests tremendously faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. If any content is edited meanwhile, the cached web pages will also be updated the next time somebody accesses them.
Varnish in Website Hosting
In case you host your Internet sites in a website hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to activate Varnish with several clicks of the mouse via your hosting Control Panel. The content caching platform is offered as an upgrade with all our hosting plans and you can choose how many sites will use it and the maximum 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 directly linked to each other, so you can choose whether you need lots of memory for a single large-sized website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can use the full potential of the Varnish caching platform if the websites use a dedicated IP address. With the Control Panel, you can quickly start/reboot/stop an instance, delete the cached content independently for each site that employs Varnish or see a detailed log.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated servers that we offer will allow you to use Varnish once your brand new semi-dedicated server account has been set up, since the content caching platform is offered by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the second your account is activated, so you can make use of this workload distribution software once your website has been published to the web. If you are in need of more system memory, you can get 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated machine in an instant. 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’ll have more freedom. The caching platform will considerably lower the load on the semi-dedicated machine caused by your websites, so your visitors can enjoy fast-loading web pages. You’ll be able to manage the Varnish platform with no effort via your Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access controls. You will be able to start/terminate any of the instances that you have, to delete the cached data associated with any of your Internet sites or to see system logs.
Varnish in VPS Servers
The Varnish content caching platform comes by default with each of the VPS servers offered by us given that the VPS server is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can enhance the work of your sites with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. The more powerful the package, the more system memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a less powerful package, the platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you’ve got a handful of sites, you will notice an immense reduction in the server load and a considerably faster webpage load speed. The Varnish platform will need to work for a while as the visitors browse the site and as soon as the website content has been cached, you will distinguish the result. One of the pluses of using Varnish is that a less powerful and less costly VPS plan will accomplish the exact same job as a more expensive one without the caching platform, so not only will your websites perform better, but you will also spare some cash.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
All Linux dedicated service which are ordered with the in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed software platforms that you will get with the server. The Varnish content caching platform can be configured and managed without any effort through the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-use graphical interface and, with no more than one click, you can check a comprehensive log, add or reboot an instance, clear the cached files for any website and much, much more. Shortly after you enable Varnish for a given domain or sub-domain, it will start caching the pages accessed by the site visitors and once it has cached enough web content, you’ll witness a substantially better website performance plus a decreased load on your server. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at 3 GB, you’ll be able to use the platform for load distribution purposes even if you host plenty of websites on the dedicated server.