Varnish is a web accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, because it can increase the load speed of any Internet site, at times even by 100%, based on the content. This tool is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to reduce the overall load on the physical machine and to increase the browsing speed for the website visitors. Anytime a visitor opens a page on a given website, the web browser request is handled by the web server and the requested info is returned as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the web pages that the website visitor browses and in case any of them is loaded once more, it’s fetched by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The performance boost comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests considerably quicker than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. If any data is changed meanwhile, the cached pages will also be updated the next time somebody accesses them.
Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting
Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with all our cloud website hosting plans. You can add it to your hosting account from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with all shared plans and you’ll get a pretty easy-to-work-with graphical interface, which will give you complete control over the data caching platform. Using 1-click quick-access controls, you can restart or discontinue any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be enabled for a given website. You can also see a comprehensive log or erase the cache associated with any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your shared hosting plan, you will be able to select the maximum amount of memory that will be at your disposal for data caching purposes and how many websites will use Varnish. You can always add more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for top performance, you can set a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to take full advantage of your sites and to have lots of happy website visitors.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated plans that we are offering will allow you to use Varnish as soon as your brand-new account has been opened, as the platform is offered by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the moment your account is enabled, so you can make use of this load distribution software once your website has been published to the web. If you need more memory, you can get 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated machine right away. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not linked directly to the amount of system memory that you use, which means that you will have more freedom. The caching platform will significantly decrease the load on the server generated by your sites, so your site visitors can enjoy fast-loading web pages. You’ll be able to manage Varnish without efforts through the Control Panel using quick-access buttons. You will be able to start/deactivate any of the instances that you’ve got, to clear the cached data associated with any of your sites or to see system logs.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will acquire the Varnish caching platform at no extra cost and you will exert complete control over it via an exceptionally time and effort saving interface – you’ll be able to start, to remove or to reboot an instance, to see a comprehensive system log, to delete the cached content for any website and much, much more. The Varnish platform will have several GB of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you own large-size websites with plenty of visitors, you will notice the tremendously better website loading speeds and the less load. This will become a fact soon after you begin using the Varnish platform, since it will require some time to cache the pages that visitors browse. You can make the most of the platform’s potential in case the sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP address, but owing to the fact that your dedicated server includes several IP addresses by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of your monthly charge for the server itself.