Varnish is a web app accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, because it can increase the speed of any website, at times even by 100%, based on the content. This tool is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to lower the overall server load and to accelerate the access speed for the site visitors. Whenever a visitor accesses a page on a specific site, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested content is served as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the pages that the website visitor opens and if any of them is opened for a second time, it’s served by Varnish and not by the server directly. The improvement in the performance is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the browser requests considerably quicker than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the users. In case any data is modified in the meantime, the cached pages will also be updated the next time somebody tries to access them.
Varnish in Shared Web Hosting
If you host your sites in a shared web hosting account with our company, you will be able to activate Varnish with a few clicks of the mouse via your Control Panel. The platform is available as an upgrade with all our shared hosting packages and you can choose the number of the sites that will use it and the total amount of system memory that will be used for the cached content. The two features that can be upgraded in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the number of instances and the amount of memory and they aren’t directly tied to each other, so you can decide if you need a lot of memory for one single large-scale site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can take advantage of the full potential of the Varnish platform if the sites use a dedicated IP address. With the hosting Control Panel, you can swiftly start/reboot/remove an instance, delete the cached data independently for each site that employs the Varnish platform or check a comprehensive log.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Varnish content caching platform is part of the default set of services that you’ll obtain in case you choose to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can activate it for any of your websites via our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel. The default system memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache data is 64 MB, but if you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this amount of memory from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the websites that can use this platform at the same time. Since these two features aren’t linked to each other, you can use a couple of Internet sites with the default amount of memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for one single site. The Varnish platform performs best when you use a dedicated IP for the websites that utilize its power. Hepsia will provide you with a simple means of restarting any instance. On top of that, you will be able to clear the cached files with just one single click of the mouse.
Varnish in VPS Web Hosting
We provide Varnish with all of the Hepsia-equipped Linux VPS web hosting packages, so if you purchase a server with this Control Panel, you’ll be able to use the caching platform at no extra charge. Varnish can use different amounts of system memory for content caching purposes depending on the very server configuration that you’ve selected on the order form, but nevertheless, this amount will not be less than several hundred MB. This is quite enough to improve the overall performance of several different regularly visited websites, so the better page load speeds and the reduced load on the machine will be discernible. The result may not be visible momentarily, since the Varnish platform will need some time to cache the site content that users open, but soon after you set it up, you’ll feel its full potential. This caching platform will allow you to use a lower-end server and to give less cash to get the very same performance you’d get with a more powerful virtual machine without Varnish.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting
All Linux dedicated servers hosting packages that are ordered with the custom Hepsia web hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is among the pre-installed software platforms that you will get with the server. The Varnish content caching platform can be enabled and administered without any effort via the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-navigate graphical interface and, with no more than one mouse click, you can check a comprehensive log, add or reboot an instance, clear the cached content for any site and much, much more. Soon after you activate Varnish for a particular domain or sub-domain, it will start caching the web pages requested by your website visitors and as soon as it has cached enough web content, you’ll witness a considerably faster site performance in addition to a lowered load on the dedicated machine. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at 3 GB, you’ll be able to use the platform for load balancing purposes even if you host a lot of websites on your server.