Varnish is a web application accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, as it can increase the loading speed of any website, sometimes even by 100 percent, based on the content itself. This tool is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to lower the overall load on the server and to increase the access speed for the website visitors. Anytime a visitor opens a page on a certain Internet site, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested content is returned as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the pages that the visitor browses and in case any of them is opened once more, it’s served by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The boost in the performance comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests significantly quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. In case any data is updated in the meantime, the cached pages will also be updated the next time somebody attempts to access them.
Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting
You can use Varnish’s full potential and boost your sites’ loading speed irrespective of the cloud website hosting package that you have selected and you can add and set up the content caching platform with a few clicks via the intuitive interface offered by our next-generation Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be able to select two different things – how many Internet sites will employ the Varnish caching platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 MB and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can order more instances with less memory and the other way around. In case you have plenty of content on a certain site and you get many visitors, more system memory will give you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the Varnish caching platform. Hepsia will offer you simple 1-click controls for stopping or restarting any instance, for clearing the cache for each website and for checking comprehensive logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Varnish content caching platform is included in the basic set of services that you will acquire when you choose to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can enable it for any of your sites via our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel. The default system memory that Varnish can use to cache content is 64 MB, but in case you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this memory from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the Internet sites that can use this caching platform simultaneously. As these two features are not bound to each other, you can use a couple of instances with the default 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 assign a dedicated IP to the Internet sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you a simple way of rebooting any instance. In addition, you’ll be able to clear the cached data with just one single click.
Varnish in VPS Web Hosting
You can use Varnish with each of our virtual private server packages at no extra fee, as the data caching platform is pre-installed and is included by default. The sole condition is that the virtual server must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your Internet sites with only a couple of mouse clicks. Each VPS package comes with a different amount of memory for caching purposes, but you’ll get at least several hundred MB, which is quite sufficient even for multiple large-sized websites. Shortly after you activate Varnish, it’ll begin caching the content that your visitors request, so you will notice the considerably better webpage load times and the less server load very soon. The Varnish caching platform will allow you to use a less expensive virtual machine, since you won’t need that much power to ensure the proper operation of your websites even if you run traffic-intensive Internet sites with lots of visitors. Optimal results are accomplished if the sites that use Varnish use also a dedicated IP address.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting
When you need a more powerful website hosting solution and you get any of the dedicated servers hosting that we’re offering, you will be able to use the Varnish platform to optimize the overall performance of your websites at no additional fee on the condition that the dedicated machine is ordered with our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel. Its intuitive interface will permit you to keep an eye on platform processes, to clear the cached contents or to reboot any instance with one single click of the mouse. The minimal amount of memory that the Varnish platform can employ to cache website content is 3 gigabytes, which is more than enough for an immense selection of popular Internet sites, so your dedicated server will be able to deal with an immense system load while your Internet site visitors are having a smooth browsing experience. As your dedicated server will include several dedicated IPs, you will be able to use Varnish’s full potential.