Varnish is a website accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, because it can increase the speed of any site, sometimes even by 100%, based on the content itself. This tool is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to reduce the overall load on the server and to increase the access speed for the site visitors. Each time a visitor loads a page on a specific Internet site, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested info is delivered as a response. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the web pages that the visitor opens and in case any of them is opened again, it is delivered by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The performance boost comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests substantially faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the users. If any data is updated in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be updated the next time someone opens them.
Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting
In case you host your Internet sites under a cloud web hosting account with our company, you will be able to activate Varnish with a couple of mouse clicks through your hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform comes as an upgrade with all our hosting plans and you can choose how many websites will use it and the total amount of system memory that will be available for the cached data. The two features that can be upgraded in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the amount of memory and the number of instances and they aren’t directly tied to each other, so you can choose if you need lots of memory for a single large-size site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can make use of the full potential of the Varnish platform if the sites use a dedicated IP. With the Control Panel, you can quickly start/restart/disable an instance, delete the cached contents independently for each website which uses Varnish or see an exhaustive system log.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
Varnish comes as standard with all semi-dedicated hosting plans offered by us and you can use it for workload distribution purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The Varnish platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can employ it with any Internet site that you host in your semi-dedicated account. If you are in need of more, you can increase the memory quota. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 MB through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The exact same Upgrades section will allow you to enable more instances as well, if you would like to use the Varnish platform with multiple Internet sites. The two upgrades can be added independently – you can cache the content of a single frequently visited Internet site or run several different Internet sites with the default memory allowance. You can take full advantage of Varnish if you’ve got a dedicated IP address and you can order one with your semi-dedicated package as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will grant you complete control over the caching platform and, with no more than a click, you’ll be able to clear the cached contents, to check a system log file or to restart an instance.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can take full advantage of the workload balancing potential of Varnish with each of our VPS web hosting plans in case you pick Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel. The Varnish platform comes by default and the amount of system memory that it’ll be able to use to cache your website content is dependent upon the particular plan that you’ve picked, but even with the less powerful packages, you will have at least several hundred MB of memory at your disposal only for content caching purposes. This amount is sufficient to optimize the overall performance of multiple websites. It’ll take a little time for you to see the results, since the Varnish platform caches the content that site visitors access, but shortly after that you’ll notice the substantially decreased load on your virtual server and the improved website loading speed. Varnish will allow you to use a lower-end VPS plan for sites that would usually need a more pricey web hosting solution.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
When you need a powerful web hosting solution and you obtain any of the dedicated web hosting plans that we are offering, you can use the Varnish content caching platform to enhance the work of your Internet sites at no additional charge as long as the dedicated machine is ordered with our next-generation Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its easy-to-use interface will permit you to keep an eye on platform processes, to delete the cache or to reboot any instance with one single click. The minimal amount of memory that the caching platform can employ to cache site content is three gigabytes, which is quite enough for a large selection of resource-hungry sites, so your dedicated server will be able to deal with a colossal system load while your Internet site visitors are having a smooth browsing experience. As your dedicated machine will include several different dedicated IP addresses, you’ll be able to make use of Varnish’s maximum capacity.