Varnish can substantially improve the capabilities of your websites. Find out how to make best use of its power.
Varnish is a web app accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, as it can increase the load speed of any website, sometimes even by 100%, based on the content. This tool is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to decrease the overall load on the physical server and to accelerate the browsing speed for the site visitors. Each time a visitor loads a page on a given Internet site, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested info is sent as a response. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the pages that the visitor opens and if any of them is opened again, it is served by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The boost in the performance is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests tremendously quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. In case any data is edited meanwhile, the cached webpages will also be updated the next time somebody accesses them.
Varnish in Shared Hosting
Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux shared hosting
. You can add it to your web hosting account via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with all shared web hosting plans and you’ll get a pretty user-friendly graphical interface, which will grant you full control over the data caching system. Using 1-click fast-access controls, you can reboot or cancel any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be activated for a particular website. You can also check an elaborate system log file or erase the cache associated with any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your web hosting package, you’ll be able to select the maximum amount of system memory that will be at your disposal for content caching purposes and how many websites will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for top performance, you can get a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to get the most out of your Internet sites and to have plenty of gratified site visitors.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Varnish content caching platform is included in the basic service set that you will acquire when you choose to host your Internet sites under a semi-dedicated server
account. You can activate it for any of your websites through our next-generation Hepsia Control Panel. The default system memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache data is 64 MB, but in case you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this amount from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the sites that can use this platform at the same time. Since these two things aren’t tied to each other, you can use a few Internet sites with the default amount of memory or you can order more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for one single web site. The Varnish caching platform performs best when you get a dedicated IP address for the websites that utilize its power. Hepsia will offer you an easy way of rebooting any instance. On top of that, you’ll be able to clear the cached content with only one click.
Varnish in VPS Hosting
The Varnish caching platform is included by default with all Linux VPS hosting
that we offer on the condition that the Virtual Private Server is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can improve the overall performance of your websites with only a few clicks. The more powerful the package, the more memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a lower-end plan, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you’ve got a number of websites, you’ll notice a substantial reduction in the server load and a significantly faster web page load speed. The Varnish platform will need to work for a while as the users navigate the site and as soon as the content has been cached, you’ll see the effect. One of the pluses of using Varnish is that a lower-end and less high-priced plan will accomplish the very same job as a more expensive one without the platform, so not only will your sites perform substantially better, but you’ll also spare a certain amount of money.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
If you need the most powerful website hosting solution and you obtain any of the Linux dedicated web hosting
offered by our company, you can use the Varnish data caching platform to improve the work of your Internet sites at no additional charge as long as the dedicated machine is ordered with our innovative Hepsia Control Panel. Its intuitive interface will permit you to keep an eye on platform processes, to delete the cached files or to restart any instance with one click. The smallest amount of memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache site content is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough for an enormous collection of resource-absorbing websites, so your server will be able to handle a huge load while your site visitors are enjoying a seamless browsing experience. Since your dedicated server will include several dedicated IP addresses, you will be able to use Varnish’s maximum capacity.