Varnish is a web accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, because it can increase the speed of any website, sometimes even by 100 percent, based on the content. This tool is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to decrease the overall load on the server and to enhance the access speed for the website visitors. Anytime a visitor accesses a page on a particular site, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested information is sent as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the web pages that the website visitor opens and in case any of them is opened once more, it is fetched by Varnish and not by the server directly. The boost in the performance is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests substantially quicker than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. If any data is modified in the meantime, the cached pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody attempts to access them.
Varnish in Cloud Hosting
In case you host your sites in a cloud hosting account with us, you’ll be able to add Varnish with a few clicks of the mouse through your hosting Control Panel. The content caching platform is available as an upgrade with all our shared web hosting plans and you can choose the number of the sites that will use it and the total storage space that will be used for the cached data. The two upgradeable features in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the amount of system memory and the number of instances and they aren’t directly tied to each other, so you can decide if you need a lot of memory for one large website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can use the full potential of Varnish in case the sites use a dedicated IP address. With the Control Panel, you can swiftly start/restart/cancel an instance, clear the cached data individually for each site which uses Varnish or view an elaborate log.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our Linux semi-dedicated service come with Varnish by default, so you can take advantage of the website accelerator tool and boost the loading speed of any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You’ll get 64 megabytes of memory particularly for Varnish at no extra cost and you’ll be able to add an instance with no more than a few clicks of the mouse through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated packages. In case you need more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be available to you instantly. You can also add more instances as an upgrade, so you can choose if lots of content will be cached for one website or if the memory will be used by multiple websites. The Hepsia Control Panel will enable you to restart or to shut down any instance, to see the system log file for it or to clear the cached files using single-click controls. To take full advantage of Varnish, you can assign a dedicated IP address to the sites that will use it.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can use Varnish with all our VPS server plans at no additional charge, since the content caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The one and only requirement is that the VPS server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your Internet sites with only a few clicks of the mouse. Each package features a different amount of memory for content caching purposes, but you’ll get no less than several hundred megabytes, which is sufficient even for several busy Internet sites. Shortly after you set up the Varnish platform, it’ll start caching the content that your site visitors open, so you will notice the considerably faster web page loading times and the decreased load on your Virtual Private Server very soon. Varnish will allow you to use a less high-priced virtual server, since you will not need that many resources to sustain the correct operation of your Internet sites even if you run resource-requiring websites with many visitors. Optimum results are accomplished if the sites which use the Varnish caching platform also use a dedicated IP.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll obtain the Varnish platform at no additional cost and you’ll have full control over it via a rather simple-to-navigate graphical interface – you will be able to start, to deactivate or to reboot an instance, to view an elaborate system log, to clear the cached data associated with any site and much, much more. The Varnish platform will have several GB of system memory at its disposal, so even if you’ve got frequently visited websites with a huge number of visitors, you will notice the significantly faster site loading times and the decreased load on your server. This will happen shortly after you start using the Varnish platform, since it will require a certain amount of time to cache the pages that visitors access. You can make the most of the platform’s capacity in case the sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP, but since your dedicated server comes with several IPs by default, you will not have to pay anything on top of your monthly charge for the server itself.