Learn exactly what Varnish is. Discover much more about web accelerators and their purpose.
Varnish is a web accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, as it can increase the speed of any website, sometimes even by one hundred percent, based on the content. This tool is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to reduce the overall server load and to enhance the access speed for the website visitors. Each time a visitor loads a page on a certain Internet site, the web browser request is handled by the web server and the requested data is sent as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the pages that the site visitor opens and if any of them is opened once more, it’s delivered by Varnish and not by the server directly. The increase in the performance is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the browser requests tremendously faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. If any content is modified meanwhile, the cached web pages will also be updated the next time somebody tries to access them.
Varnish in Shared Web Hosting
Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each and every shared web hosting
and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your shared website hosting account using the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There are two different features that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one depends on the number of the Internet sites that you want to use Varnish for and the second one, which is available in increments of 32 MB, displays the total amount of data that the platform can cache at any given moment. Hepsia’s easy-to-work-with GUI will permit you to remove or to restart any instance, to see detailed logs or to clear the platform’s cache with just a click. For optimal results, you can use a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your website will load much faster, meaning more pleased visitors and potential clients.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Varnish is a feature, which is offered as standard with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting
that we are offering and you can use it for load balancing purposes. It is available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The Varnish caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can use it with any website that you host in your semi-dedicated account. If you are in need of more, you can increase the system memory allowance. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 megabytes through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The same section will allow you to create more instances as well, in case you wish to use Varnish with multiple sites. The two things can be added separately – you can cache the content of one single traffic-hungry site or use several websites with the default memory allocation. You can get the most out of the Varnish caching platform if you have a dedicated IP and you can get one with your semi-dedicated server plan as well. Hepsia will give you full control over the caching platform and, with no more than one click, you’ll be able to delete the cached data, to check a system log or to restart an instance.
Varnish in VPS Hosting
You can use the load balancing potential of Varnish with any of our VPS hosting packages
if you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform is offered by default and the amount of memory that it’ll be able to utilize to cache the content of your websites is dependent upon the given Virtual Private Server package that you have chosen, but even with the lower-end packages, you will have at least several hundred megabytes of system memory at your disposal solely for caching purposes. This amount is sufficient enough to optimize the work of numerous Internet sites. It’ll take a little time for you to distinguish the results, since Varnish caches the content that website visitors access, but soon thereafter you’ll notice the considerably reduced load on your Virtual Private Server and the enhanced website browsing speed. The Varnish caching platform will allow you to make use of a lower-end Virtual Private Server package for Internet sites that would normally need a more pricey web hosting service.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
You can employ Varnish in order to improve the load speed of any site that is hosted on a dedicated server
from us when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the platform ready for use at no extra fee, but you’ll also have total control over it via Hepsia’s easy-to-work-with interface. It’ll take only one single mouse click to start or delete an instance or to delete the cached content associated with any site that is using Varnish and in case you’re more trained, you can also view the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least three gigabytes of memory for data caching purposes, so even in case you host a lot of Internet sites on your server and they all use the platform, the difference in their overall performance will be obvious. You will simply need to wait for a little while until Varnish caches whatever pages the website visitors access on their end. The Varnish platform works best when the sites use a dedicated IP address, but owing to the fact that our servers come with three charge-free IPs, you’ll have everything you need.