Varnish is a website accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, because it can increase the loading speed of any website, sometimes even by 100 percent, depending on the content. This tool is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to decrease the overall server load and to increase the browsing speed for the website visitors. Anytime a visitor loads a page on a certain site, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested info is sent as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the pages that the site visitor browses and in case any of them is loaded once more, it is served by Varnish and not by the server directly. The improvement in the performance comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests tremendously quicker than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. If any data is modified meanwhile, the cached webpages will also be updated the next time someone attempts to access them.
Varnish in Web Hosting
Our company offers Varnish as an optional upgrade with each and every web hosting plan and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your shared web hosting account through the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There’re two different features that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the websites that you’d like to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 32 megabytes, indicates the maximum amount of data that the platform can cache at any particular moment. Hepsia’s easy-to-work-with interface will enable you to discontinue or to restart any instance, to see in-depth logs or to clear the platform’s cache with just one click. For optimal results, you can use a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your website will load much faster, which means more satisfied visitors and prospective customers.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
Varnish comes as standard with all semi-dedicated plans that we are offering and you can use it for workload distribution purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The Varnish data caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can use it with any Internet site that you host in your account. In case you are in need of more than that, you can increase the system memory allocation. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 MB through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The exact same Upgrades section will permit you to add more instances as well, in case you’d like to use Varnish with multiple sites. The two things can be ordered independently – you can cache the content of one resource-consuming website or run several different sites with the default memory allowance. You can take full advantage of the Varnish caching platform if you use a dedicated IP and you can get one with your semi-dedicated plan as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will grant you total control over the platform and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you will be able to delete the cached contents, to see a system log file or to restart an instance.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
All dedicated web hosting plans that are ordered with the in-house built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is among the pre-installed software platforms that you’ll get with the dedicated machine. The Varnish content caching platform can be set up and managed with no effort via the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-navigate GUI and, with no more than one single mouse click, you can check an elaborate system log, add or restart an instance, delete the cached files for any website and much, much more. Shortly after you activate the Varnish platform for a given domain or subdomain, it will begin caching the webpages opened by the visitors and as soon as it has cached enough web content, you will perceive a considerably better website performance as well as a reduced load on your dedicated server. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at 3 GB, you will be able to use the software platform for workload balancing purposes even if you run an immense number of Internet sites on your dedicated machine.