Varnish is a website accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, as it can increase the speed of any site, at times even by one hundred percent, depending on the content itself. This tool is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to decrease the overall server load and to boost the browsing speed for the site visitors. Whenever a visitor opens a page on a certain site, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested information is delivered as a reply. If Varnish is activated, it caches the web pages that the site visitor browses and if any of them is accessed for a second time, it’s served by Varnish and not by the server directly. The performance increase comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests significantly faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. If any content is changed in the meantime, the cached webpages will also be updated the next time somebody tries to access them.
Varnish in Website Hosting
You can make use of Varnish’s potential and increase your sites’ speed irrespective of the website hosting package that you’ve chosen and you can enable and set up the data caching platform with a few clicks from the simple-to-use GUI offered by our next-generation Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be able to choose two different things – how many websites will employ the Varnish caching platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much data will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 MB and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can add more instances with less memory and the other way around. If you have plenty of content on a certain website and you gain plenty of site visitors, more memory will give you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you simple 1-click controls for shutting down or rebooting any instance, for deleting the cache associated with each Internet site and for seeing elaborate logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Varnish content caching platform is part of the default service set that you will get if you decide to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can enable it for any of your Internet sites via our avant-garde Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache content is 64 megabytes, but in case you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this amount from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the Internet sites that can use this platform at the same time. As these two things aren’t tied to each other, you can use several instances with the default memory or you can order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for one single web site. The Varnish caching platform works best if you get a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you an easy means of restarting any instance. In addition, you’ll be able to clear the cached data with just one single click of the mouse.
Varnish in VPS Hosting
You can take advantage of Varnish with each of our virtual private server packages at no extra charge, as the content caching platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The one and only prerequisite is that the virtual server must come with the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your sites with just a few clicks of the mouse. Each Virtual Private Server package features a different amount of memory for data caching purposes, but you’ll have at least several hundred MB, which is enough even for several traffic-heavy sites. Soon after you set up Varnish, it’ll begin caching the content that your visitors request, so you will notice the tremendously faster webpage loading speeds and the decreased load in no time. The platform will allow you to use a less pricey virtual machine, since you won’t need that much power to guarantee the uninterrupted operation of your sites even if you own high-demand Internet sites with a lot of visitors. Optimal results are achieved if the websites which use Varnish also use a dedicated IP.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
You can employ Varnish in order to speed up any site that’s hosted on a dedicated server from our company when the Hepsia Control Panel is installed on the machine. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready to be used at no extra cost, but you’ll also exert full control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-use interface. It’ll take just one click of the mouse to start or delete an instance or to delete the cache for any Internet site that’s using Varnish and in case you’re more competent, you can also browse the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than three gigabytes of memory for web content caching purposes, so even if you run a huge number of websites on your dedicated machine and they all use the Varnish platform, the improvement in their overall performance will be observable. You will only have to wait for a little while until Varnish caches whatever web pages the visitors open on their end. The platform performs best if the sites use a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that our dedicated servers include three cost-free IPs, you’ll have all that you need.