Varnish is a website accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, as it can increase the loading speed of any Internet site, sometimes even by 100%, depending on the content. This tool is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to decrease the overall load on the physical server and to accelerate the browsing speed for the website visitors. Whenever a visitor accesses a page on a specific Internet site, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested info is delivered as a reply. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the pages that the website visitor browses and in case any of them is accessed once more, it’s served by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The performance increase is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests considerably faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. If any data is edited in the meantime, the cached webpages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody opens them.
Varnish in Shared Web Hosting
Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux shared web hosting. You can add it to your hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared hosting packages and you will get a truly simple-to-work-with interface, which will grant you complete control over the caching system. Using one-click quick-access buttons, you can restart or disable any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer work for a certain site. You can also check an in-depth system log or clear the cache for any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your hosting plan, you’ll be able to select the maximum amount of system memory that will be at your disposal for data caching purposes and how many sites will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for optimal performance, you can get a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to get the most out of your websites and to have plenty of pleased visitors.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our Linux semi-dedicated servers come with Varnish by default, so you can take advantage of the web application accelerator and speed up any site that you host on our platform. You will get 64 megabytes of system memory exclusively for Varnish at no extra charge and you can add an instance with no more than a couple of clicks of the mouse via the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated server packages. If you want more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be at your disposal momentarily. You can also order more instances as an upgrade, so you can choose whether plenty of data will be cached for one site or whether the available memory will be used by several websites. The Hepsia Control Panel will enable you to restart or to discontinue any instance, to check the system log file associated with it or to clear the cached content using one-click controls. To take full advantage of Varnish, you can get a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use it.
Varnish in VPS Servers
We provide Varnish with all Hepsia-equipped VPS web hosting service, so if you buy a server with this Control Panel, you’ll be able to take full advantage of the caching platform at no extra charge. The Varnish platform can utilize different amounts of memory for content caching purposes based on the very setup that you have chosen during the registration process, but in any case, this amount won’t be less than several hundred MB. This is quite enough to boost the overall performance of several different resource-hungry Internet sites, so the faster site browsing speeds and the less server load will be discernible. The result may not be visible momentarily, as the Varnish platform will require some time to cache the website content that users access, but soon after you set it up, you’ll perceive its full capacity. This platform will permit you to use a less powerful VPS and to pay less cash to get the exact same performance you’d get with a more powerful virtual machine without Varnish.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
When you need the most powerful website hosting solution and you acquire one of the dedicated servers offered by our company, you will be able to use Varnish to improve the overall performance of your Internet sites at no extra fee as long as the server is ordered with our avant-garde Hepsia Control Panel. Its simple-to-navigate interface will allow you to monitor system processes, to clear the cached files or to reboot any instance with one click of the mouse. The minimum amount of system memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache website content is 3 GB, which is more than enough for a large collection of large-sized Internet sites, so your server will be able to handle a massive load while your website visitors are having a seamless web browsing experience. As your machine will include a number of dedicated IPs, you’ll be able to use Varnish’s maximum potential.