Varnish is a website accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, as it can increase the loading speed of any site, sometimes even by one hundred percent, depending on the content itself. This tool is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to lower the overall load on the physical machine and to accelerate the browsing speed for the site visitors. Each time a visitor accesses a page on a given site, the web browser request is handled by the web server and the requested info is delivered as a response. If Varnish is activated, it caches the web pages that the visitor opens and in case any of them is loaded once again, it is delivered by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The performance boost comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests substantially faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. If any data is changed in the meantime, the cached webpages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone attempts to access them.
Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting
You can use Varnish’s full potential and optimize the speed of your websites irrespective of the cloud web hosting plan that you’ve chosen and you can enable and set up the content caching platform with several clicks from the easy-to-work-with interface offered by our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel. During the procedure, you’ll be able to select two separate things – how many Internet sites will employ the Varnish caching platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can use more instances with less memory and vice versa. In case you have a lot of content on a specific Internet site and you attract lots of visitors, more memory will give you a better result. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use Varnish. Hepsia will offer you simple one-click buttons for deleting or rebooting any instance, for deleting the cache for any site and for checking detailed logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we are offering will permit you to use Varnish once your new account is active, since the platform is available by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the moment your account is enabled, so you can make use of this load distribution software once your site has been launched. If you need more memory, you can order 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated server instantly. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not bound directly to the amount of system memory that you use, which goes to say that you’ll have more flexibility. The caching platform will greatly lower the load on the machine produced by your sites, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-opening web pages. You’ll be able to manage the Varnish platform with ease from your Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access controls. You’ll be able to start/terminate any of the instances that you’ve got, to delete the cache for any of your websites or to see system logs.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
All Linux dedicated servers hosting packages that are ordered with the custom-developed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel feature Varnish, which is among the pre-installed software platforms that you’ll get with the server. The Varnish platform can be configured and managed with ease via the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-use interface and, with no more than one click, you can check a detailed system log, create or restart an instance, clear the cache associated with any Internet site and much more. Soon after you configure Varnish for a specific domain or subdomain, it will begin caching the pages accessed by the site visitors and as soon as it has cached enough web content, you will witness a substantially better website performance plus a lowered load on your dedicated server. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at 3 GB, you’ll be able to use the platform for load distribution purposes even if you host multiple Internet sites on the dedicated machine.