Varnish is a web application accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, as it can increase the speed of any website, sometimes even by one hundred percent, depending on the content itself. This tool is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to reduce the overall server load and to boost the access speed for the website visitors. Anytime a visitor loads a page on a specific website, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested info is served as a reply. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the pages that the website visitor opens and in case any of them is loaded again, it is delivered by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The increase in the performance is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests considerably faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. If any content is modified in the meantime, the cached pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody opens them.
Varnish in Website Hosting
You can unlock Varnish’s full potential and optimize your sites’ loading speed irrespective of the website hosting plan that you have picked and you can activate and set up the data caching platform with a few mouse clicks through the easy-to-work-with interface offered by our advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the procedure, you will be able to choose two separate things – how many websites will employ Varnish, i.e. the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 megabytes and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can order more instances with less memory and the other way around. If you have plenty of content on a particular site and you receive lots of website visitors, more system memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the Varnish platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you easy one-click controls for cancelling or restarting any instance, for clearing the cache associated with any site and for viewing exhaustive logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
Varnish is included in the basic service set that you will get in case you choose to host your Internet sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can enable it for any of your sites through our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache content is 64 megabytes, but if you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this amount of memory from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the websites that can use this caching platform at the same time. Since these two things are not linked to each other, you can use a couple of websites with the default amount of memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for one single web site. The Varnish caching platform performs best if you use a dedicated IP address for the websites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you a simple means of restarting any instance. Furthermore, you will be able to clear the cached contents with just one single click of the mouse.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can take advantage of Varnish with all our VPS server packages at no additional charge, as the content caching platform is pre-installed and is included by default. The sole condition is that the virtual server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you’ll be able to set up Varnish for any of your sites with only a few clicks of the mouse. Each package includes a different amount of memory for data caching purposes, but you will have at least several hundred megabytes, which is quite enough even for multiple resource-absorbing websites. Shortly after you activate the Varnish platform, it’ll start caching the content that your site visitors open, so you will notice the tremendously better website load speeds and the less load on your VPS server very soon. The platform will permit you to use a less expensive virtual machine, as you won’t need that much power to guarantee the uninterrupted operation of your sites even if you own resource-demanding Internet sites with plenty of visitors. Optimal results are achieved if the Internet sites that use Varnish also use a dedicated IP.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
You can use Varnish in order to accelerate the load speed of any site that’s hosted on a dedicated server from us if the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on the machine. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready to be used at no extra charge, but you’ll also have complete control over it through Hepsia’s intuitive interface. It’ll take just one single click of the mouse to start or discontinue an instance or to delete the cache for any Internet site that is using Varnish and if you are more advanced, you can also see the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 gigabytes of memory for content caching purposes, so even in case you run an immense number of Internet sites on your dedicated machine and they all use the caching platform, the difference in their performance will be distinguishable. You will just need to wait for a little while until Varnish caches whatever content the site visitors browse on their end. The platform performs best if the Internet sites use a dedicated IP address, but considering the fact that our dedicated servers come with 3 free-of-cost IP addresses, you will have all that you need.