Varnish is a web accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, as it can increase the load speed of any site, at times even by one hundred percent, based on the content itself. This tool is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to reduce the overall load on the physical server and to improve the browsing speed for the site visitors. Anytime a visitor loads a page on a particular website, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested data is delivered as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the pages that the website visitor browses and in case any of them is accessed for a second time, it is fetched by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The improvement in the performance is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests tremendously faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. In case any data is changed in the meantime, the cached webpages will also be updated the next time someone accesses them.
Varnish in Website Hosting
You can unlock Varnish’s potential and increase the load speed of your websites irrespective of the website hosting package that you’ve selected and you can add and set up the data caching platform with a couple of clicks via the easy-to-use graphical interface offered by our next-gen Hepsia Control Panel. During the procedure, you’ll be able to select two separate things – how many websites will use the Varnish caching platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 MB and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can use more instances and less memory and vice versa. In case you’ve got a lot of content on a certain site and you win a lot of visitors, more memory will guarantee you a better result. You may also consider using a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the Varnish platform. Hepsia will offer you easy one-click controls for removing or rebooting any instance, for erasing the cache for each site and for seeing elaborate logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Varnish caching platform is an essential part of the standard service set that you will obtain in case you choose to host your websites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can enable it for any of your websites through our next-generation Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default amount of memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache data is 64 MB, but in case you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this memory from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the websites that can use this platform simultaneously. Since these two features are not tied to each other, you can use several instances with the default memory or you can order more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for a single site. The Varnish caching platform works best when you set a dedicated IP for the sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you a simple means of rebooting any instance. On top of that, you’ll be able to clear the cached data with just one mouse click.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can take advantage of Varnish with any of our VPS server packages at no additional cost, as the platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The one and only condition is that the server must come with the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you’ll be able to activate Varnish for any of your websites with just a few clicks. Each package offers a different amount of system memory for data caching purposes, but you will have no less than several hundred megabytes, which is quite sufficient even for several resource-intensive sites. Soon after you set up the Varnish platform, it will begin caching the content that your website visitors open, so you will notice the significantly faster page load times and the less load on your virtual server very soon. The Varnish caching platform will permit you to use a less costly VPS server, as you will not need that many resources to sustain the correct operation of your Internet sites even if you’ve got high-demand Internet sites with many visitors. Optimum results are achieved if the Internet sites which use the Varnish caching platform also use a dedicated IP address.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
If you want a more powerful hosting solution and you acquire one of the Linux dedicated service offered by us, you’ll be able to use the Varnish platform to enhance the performance of your Internet sites at no extra charge as long as the dedicated machine is ordered with our leading-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its simple-to-work-with GUI will permit you to keep track of system processes, to delete the cached data or to reboot any instance with one click. The smallest amount of memory that Varnish can employ to cache Internet site content is three gigabytes, which is more than enough for a huge collection of high-demand websites, so your server will be able to deal with a tremendous system load while your site visitors are enjoying a seamless web browsing experience. As your dedicated machine will include a number of dedicated IPs, you’ll be able to make use of Varnish’s maximum capacity.