Varnish is a web application accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, as it can increase the load speed of any website, at times even by 100%, depending on the content. This tool is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to decrease the overall load on the server and to improve the access speed for the website visitors. Every time a visitor accesses a page on a given website, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested info is sent as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the web pages that the website visitor opens and if any of them is loaded again, it’s served by Varnish and not by the server directly. The performance increase comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests substantially quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the users. In case any data is modified meanwhile, the cached webpages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody tries to access them.
Varnish in Cloud Hosting
You can unleash Varnish’s full potential and improve the loading speed of your websites irrespective of the cloud hosting plan that you have picked and you can enable and configure the platform with several clicks using the easy-to-work-with GUI offered by our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be able to select two separate things – how many sites will employ the Varnish 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 linked to the number of instances, so you can use more instances with less memory and vice versa. If you have lots of content on a certain website and you attract numerous site visitors, more memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish caching platform. Hepsia will provide you with simple one-click buttons for turning off or rebooting any instance, for erasing the cache associated with any Internet site and for checking exhaustive logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Varnish is a feature, which is included as standard with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we’re offering and you can use it for workload distribution purposes. It is available in your Hepsia hosting 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 site that you host in the semi-dedicated account. If you are in need of more than that, you can increase the memory allocation. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 MB through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The exact same Upgrades section will enable you to create more instances too, if you wish to use the Varnish platform with multiple websites. The two things can be added separately – you can cache the content of one large-sized site or run a number of websites with the default memory quota. You can get the most out of the Varnish platform if you use a dedicated IP address and you can get one with your semi-dedicated server package as well. Hepsia will grant you full control over the platform and, with no more than one single mouse click, you will be able to clear the cached data, to see a system log file or to reboot an instance.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
When you need a powerful web hosting solution and you obtain any of the Linux dedicated servers hosting packages that we’re offering, you’ll be able to use the Varnish data caching platform to boost the work of your Internet sites at no additional fee on the condition that the server is ordered with our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel. Its simple-to-use graphical interface will allow you to monitor platform processes, to delete the cached files or to reboot any instance with one single mouse click. The smallest amount of memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache website content is three gigabytes, which is quite enough for a vast collection of frequently visited websites, so your dedicated server will be able to handle a huge load while your visitors are having a smooth web browsing experience. As your dedicated machine will include several different dedicated IPs, you will be able to use Varnish’s full capacity.