Varnish is a web application accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, because it can increase the load speed of any website, sometimes even by 100%, based on the content. This tool is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to lower the overall load on the physical machine and to boost the access speed for the website visitors. Anytime a visitor opens a page on a specific Internet site, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested data is returned as a response. If Varnish is activated, it caches the pages that the site visitor opens and in case any of them is loaded once more, it’s delivered by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The boost in the performance is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests significantly faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the users. In case any data is changed in the meantime, the cached webpages will also be updated the next time somebody tries to access them.
Varnish in Shared Hosting
You can unlock Varnish’s full potential and optimize your sites’ load speed regardless of the shared hosting package that you’ve picked and you can add and set up the content caching platform with a couple of clicks using the simple-to-work-with GUI offered by our innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you will be able to select two different things – how many websites will employ the Varnish caching platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 MB and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can use more instances and less memory and the other way around. In case you’ve got a lot of content on a given Internet site and you get lots of visitors, more system memory will give you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you simple 1-click controls for deactivating or restarting any instance, for deleting the cache associated with each Internet site and for seeing comprehensive logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Varnish is included in the standard service set that you will receive in case you choose to host your sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can enable it for any of your websites through our next-gen Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default system memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache content is 64 megabytes, but if you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this memory from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the websites that can use this caching platform at the same time. As these two things aren’t bound to each other, you can use a couple of Internet sites with the default memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for one single website. Varnish performs best if you set a dedicated IP for the websites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you an easy way of rebooting any instance. Furthermore, you will be able to delete the cached contents with just one single click.
Varnish in VPS Web Hosting
The Varnish data caching platform is included by default with each of the VPS web hosting that we are offering as long as the machine is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can enhance the performance of your sites with just a few clicks of the mouse. The more powerful the plan, the more system memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a low-end plan, the platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you have several Internet sites, you’ll notice a serious decrease in the overall server load and a considerably better site loading speed. The platform will have to work for a while while the users navigate the site and once the content has been cached, you’ll notice the effect. One of the upsides of using Varnish is that a less powerful and less costly plan will accomplish the same job as a more costly one without the caching platform, so not only will your sites work much better, but you’ll also save some cash.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting
If you need a more powerful hosting solution and you get any of the dedicated servers hosting packages that we’re offering, you’ll be able to use the Varnish data caching platform to improve the performance of your websites at no extra cost as long as the dedicated machine is ordered with our innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its easy-to-work-with GUI 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 system memory that the Varnish platform can employ to cache content is three gigabytes, which is quite enough for an immense collection of traffic-intensive websites, so your dedicated server will be able to deal with a gigantic system load while your visitors are having a seamless web browsing experience. As your server will come with several different dedicated IP addresses, you’ll be able to use Varnish’s full capacity.