Varnish is a website accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, as it can increase the speed of any Internet site, sometimes even by one hundred percent, depending on the content itself. This tool is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to lower the overall load on the physical server and to boost the access speed for the site visitors. Each time a visitor loads a page on a particular site, the web browser request is handled by the web server and the requested content is delivered as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the web pages that the visitor opens and in case any of them is loaded once more, it is served by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The improvement in the overall performance is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests substantially faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. In case any data is modified in the meantime, the cached webpages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody tries to open them.
Varnish in Website Hosting
You can unleash Varnish’s potential and accelerate the loading speed of your sites regardless of the website hosting package that you’ve selected and you can enable and set up the content caching platform with several mouse clicks through the easy-to-use GUI offered by our leading-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the procedure, you’ll be able to select two different things – how many sites will employ Varnish, i.e. the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 megabytes and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can add more instances and less memory and the other way around. In case you have lots of content on a certain Internet site and you win many visitors, more memory will guarantee you a better result. You may also consider using a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use Varnish. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with easy 1-click buttons for terminating or restarting any instance, for deleting the cache associated with each site and for viewing in-depth logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Varnish is included as standard with all Linux semi-dedicated packages offered by us and you can use it for workload distribution purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The Varnish platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can employ it with any website that you host in the semi-dedicated server account. If you are in need of more, you can increase the memory allowance. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 MB in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The exact same Upgrades section will allow you to enable more instances as well, if you wish to use Varnish with more websites. The two upgrades can be ordered separately – you can cache the content of one frequently visited website or use several sites with the default memory. You can take full advantage of Varnish in case you have a dedicated IP address and you can order one with your semi-dedicated package as well. Hepsia will grant you complete control over the platform and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you’ll be able to delete the cache, to see a log or to restart an instance.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
All Linux dedicated servers hosting packages that are ordered with the in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you will get with the machine. The Varnish caching platform can be configured and managed with no effort via the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-use interface and, with no more than one single mouse click, you can view an elaborate log, add or restart an instance, delete the cached files for any website and much more. Shortly after you configure the Varnish platform for a particular domain or subdomain, it will start caching the pages opened by your site visitors and once it has cached enough web content, you’ll witness a substantially better website performance plus a lowered load on the server. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at three gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the platform for workload distribution purposes even if you run an immense number of Internet sites on the dedicated server.