Varnish is a web application accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, because it can increase the loading speed of any site, at times even by 100 percent, depending on the content. This tool is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to lower the overall load on the physical machine and to boost the browsing speed for the website visitors. Whenever a visitor loads a page on a given site, the web browser request is handled by the web server and the requested information is served as a response. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the web pages that the visitor opens and if any of them is accessed again, it’s served by Varnish and not by the server directly. The boost in the performance comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests substantially quicker than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the users. In case any data is updated meanwhile, the cached webpages will also be updated the next time somebody tries to access them.
Varnish in Cloud Hosting
You can take advantage of Varnish’s full potential and accelerate the load speed of your websites regardless of the cloud hosting package that you have selected and you can add and configure the content caching platform with a few clicks using the easy-to-work-with graphical interface offered by our advanced Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be able to select two different things – how many websites will use the Varnish platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much info will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can order more instances with less memory and vice versa. If you’ve got a lot of content on a specific site and you draw lots of website visitors, more system memory will guarantee you a better result. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use Varnish. Hepsia will offer you simple 1-click controls for deleting or rebooting any instance, for erasing the cache associated with any website and for viewing detailed system logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we’re offering will permit you to use Varnish as soon as your new account is active, as the data caching platform is available by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the second your account is enabled, so you can take advantage of this workload balancing software once you launch your website. In case you’re in need of more memory, you can get 32 megabytes at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated machine momentarily. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly linked to the amount of system memory that you use, which suggests that you will have more freedom. The platform will significantly decrease the load on the machine produced by your sites, so your site visitors can enjoy fast-loading web pages. You’ll be able to manage Varnish without any effort via the Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access buttons. You will be able to start/deactivate any of the instances that you have, to clear the cached content for any of your websites or to see system log files.
Varnish in VPS Hosting
You can take advantage of Varnish with all our virtual private server plans at no additional charge, since the caching platform is pre-installed and is included by default. The sole precondition is that the virtual server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you’ll be able to activate Varnish for any of your websites with only a few clicks of the mouse. Each Virtual Private Server plan includes a different amount of memory for data caching purposes, but you’ll get no less than several hundred megabytes, which is sufficient even for several resource-absorbing websites. Soon after you activate Varnish, it will begin caching the content that your visitors open, so you will notice the considerably faster webpage loading speeds and the less server load in no time. The Varnish platform will permit you to use a less expensive VPS, as you will not require that much power to sustain the proper operation of your sites even if you have resource-demanding sites with plenty of visitors. Optimum results are accomplished if the sites that use Varnish use also a dedicated IP address.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll acquire the Varnish platform at no additional fee and you’ll have full control over it through a pretty easy-to-navigate graphical interface – you will be able to start, to stop or to reboot an instance, to view a detailed log, to clear the cached content associated with any site and much more. The Varnish platform will have several gigabytes of memory at its disposal, so even if you host traffic-consuming websites with many visitors, you will notice the substantially faster page load speeds and the decreased load. This will become a fact soon after you begin using Varnish, since it will require some time to cache the pages that people request. You can take full advantage of the platform’s potential in case the Internet sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP address, but since your server includes a couple of IPs by default, you won’t need to pay anything on top of the monthly charge for the server itself.