Varnish is a web application accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, because it can increase the loading speed of any site, at times even by one hundred percent, depending on the content. This tool is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to lower the overall server load and to enhance the access speed for the site visitors. Whenever a visitor loads a page on a specific website, the web browser request is handled by the web server and the requested content is served as a response. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the web pages that the site visitor browses and if any of them is opened for a second time, it’s fetched by Varnish and not by the server directly. The performance improvement comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests tremendously quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. If any content is updated meanwhile, the cached webpages will also be updated the next time somebody attempts to access them.
Varnish in Shared Hosting
In case you host your sites in a shared hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to add Varnish with a few clicks of the mouse through your Control Panel. The caching platform is offered as an upgrade with all our web hosting plans and you can select how many sites will use it and the total storage space that will be available for the cached content. The two features that can be upgraded in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the amount of system memory and the number of instances and they’re not linked directly to each other, so you can choose whether you need a lot of memory for one large site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can use the full potential of Varnish in case the sites use a dedicated IP address. Using the Control Panel, you can effortlessly start/reboot/terminate an instance, delete the cached contents independently for each website that uses the Varnish platform or see a comprehensive log.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
Varnish is a feature, which comes as standard with all semi-dedicated hosting service that we are offering and you can use it for workload balancing purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can use it with any Internet site that you host in your semi-dedicated server account. If you need more, you can increase the memory allowance. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 MB in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The exact same Upgrades section will enable you to enable more instances as well, in case you would like to use Varnish with more websites. The two upgrades can be added independently – you can cache the content of one traffic-heavy Internet site or use several different sites with the default memory allowance. You can take full advantage of the Varnish platform if you have a dedicated IP and you can order one with your semi-dedicated server plan as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will grant you total control over the platform and, with no more than one single click, you will be able to clear the cached content, to see a system log or to reboot an instance.
Varnish in VPS Servers
We provide Varnish with all Hepsia-managed VPS servers, so in case you acquire a VPS with this Control Panel, you will be able to make the most of the caching platform at no extra fee. The Varnish platform can utilize different amounts of memory for caching purposes based on the particular setup that you have chosen on the order page, but nevertheless, this amount won’t be less than several hundred megabytes. This is quite enough to optimize the performance of several different resource-requiring websites, so the better web page loading speeds and the less server load will be perceptible. The effect may not be distinguishable right away, as the Varnish platform will require some time to cache the website content that people browse, but soon after you activate it, you’ll perceive its full potential. This platform will allow you to use a less powerful VPS and to pay less money to get the same performance you’d get with a more powerful machine without Varnish.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
When you want the most powerful web hosting solution and you purchase one of the Linux dedicated service that we’re offering, you can use the Varnish platform to improve the work of your websites at no additional fee as long as the server is ordered with our innovative Hepsia Control Panel. Its simple-to-use interface will enable you to keep an eye on platform processes, to clear the cached files or to reboot any instance with one single mouse click. The smallest amount of memory that the caching platform can employ to cache website content is three gigabytes, which is more than enough for an immense number of resource-requiring sites, so your server will be able to cope with a gigantic load while your website visitors are enjoying a seamless web browsing experience. Since your dedicated server will come with a number of dedicated IPs, you’ll be able to use Varnish’s maximum potential.