Varnish is a web accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, because it can increase the load speed of any website, at times even by one hundred percent, based on the content itself. This tool is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to decrease the overall load on the server and to increase the access speed for the site visitors. Anytime a visitor accesses a page on a certain site, the web browser request is processed by the web server and the requested info is delivered as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the web pages that the site visitor browses and in case any of them is opened again, it’s fetched by Varnish and not by the server directly. The boost in the performance 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 visitors. In case any data is edited in the meantime, the cached webpages will also be updated the next time someone attempts to open them.
Varnish in Cloud Hosting
Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each cloud hosting and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your website hosting account using the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. There’re two different features that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the sites that you’d like to employ Varnish for and the second one, which comes in increments of 32 MB, refers to the maximum amount of data that the data caching platform can store at any given moment. The Hepsia Control Panel’s user-friendly graphical interface will permit you to remove or to restart any instance, to view comprehensive logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For maximum results, you can employ a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will open considerably faster, which means more pleased users and potential clients.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our Linux semi-dedicated plans include Varnish by default, so you can make use of the web application accelerator tool and optimize the load speed of any website that you host on our platform. You will get 64 megabytes of system memory exclusively for Varnish at no extra cost and you can create an instance with no more than a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated server plans. In case you want more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 MB in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be available to you right away. You can also order more instances as an upgrade, so you can choose whether lots of content will be cached for one site or whether the memory will be utilized by several sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to restart or to discontinue any instance, to see the system log file associated with it or to delete the cached data using 1-click controls. To get the most out of the Varnish accelerator, you can get a dedicated IP for the websites which will employ it.
Varnish in VPS Servers
We provide Varnish with all Hepsia-managed VPS servers, so if you get a VPS with this Control Panel, you’ll be able to take advantage of the content caching platform at no extra fee. Varnish can utilize different amounts of memory for data caching purposes based on the very VPS package that you’ve picked during the subscription process, but at any rate, this amount will not be less than several hundred MB. This is quite enough to boost the performance of a handful of traffic-heavy websites, so the faster site load speeds and the lowered load on the Virtual Private Server will be discernible. The result may not be evident momentarily, since the Varnish platform will need a certain amount of time to cache the site content that users open, but soon after you set it up, you will observe its full capacity. This platform will permit you to use a less powerful VPS and to give less money to get the same performance you’d get with a higher-end virtual machine without Varnish.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll acquire the Varnish caching platform at no additional fee and you’ll exert full control over it through a really easy-to-navigate GUI – you’ll be able to start, to remove or to reboot an instance, to check a detailed system log, to clear the cached content associated with any website and much, much more. The Varnish caching platform will have several GB of memory at its disposal, so even if you have resource-demanding websites with many visitors, you will notice the tremendously faster page loading speeds and the lowered load. This will happen shortly after you start using the Varnish platform, as it will need some time to cache the web pages that people access. You can get the most out of the platform’s capabilities if the websites that are using it also use a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that your server comes with a couple of IP addresses by default, you will not need to pay anything on top of the monthly charge for the server itself.