Learn exactly what Varnish is. Get to know much more about web accelerators and their goal.
Varnish is a website accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, as it can increase the loading speed of any site, at times even by one hundred percent, based on the content. This tool is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to reduce the overall load on the physical machine and to accelerate the access speed for the site visitors. Every time a visitor opens a page on a certain website, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested info is returned as a response. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the pages that the website visitor opens and if any of them is opened once again, it is served by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The increase in the overall performance comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the browser requests significantly quicker than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the users. In case any data is modified meanwhile, the cached webpages will also be updated the next time someone opens them.
Varnish in Shared Web Hosting
Our company offers Varnish as an optional upgrade with each Linux shared web hosting
and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your shared account using the Upgrades section in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the websites that you wish to use Varnish for and the second one, which comes in increments of 32 MB, refers to the total amount of content that the platform can store at any particular time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-use graphical interface will permit you to remove or to restart any instance, to see exhaustive logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just a click. For optimal results, you can use a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will open tremendously faster, which means more happy users and potential customers.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Varnish data caching platform is an essential part of the basic set of services that you’ll get when you decide to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server
account. You can enable it for any of your websites via our innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default system memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache data is 64 MB, but if you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this amount from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the websites that can use this caching platform at the same time. As these two features aren’t bound to each other, you can use several Internet sites with the default memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for one single Internet site. The Varnish platform performs best when you get a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will give you a simple way of restarting any instance. Furthermore, you’ll be able to delete the cached contents with only one single click.
Varnish in VPS Web Hosting
You can use Varnish with all our virtual private server
plans at no additional charge, as the caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The one and only prerequisite is that the VPS server must come with the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you’ll be able to activate Varnish for any of your websites with just a couple of clicks. Each VPS package offers a different amount of system memory for caching purposes, but you will get at least several hundred MB, which is quite sufficient even for multiple large-size websites. Shortly after you activate Varnish, it will begin caching the content that your website visitors request, so you will notice the tremendously better web page load speeds and the reduced load on the virtual server in no time. Varnish will permit you to use a less pricey VPS server, as you won’t require that many resources to ensure the correct operation of your websites even if you run resource-consuming Internet sites with lots of visitors. Maximum results are achieved if the Internet sites that use the Varnish platform use also a dedicated IP.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting
When you need a more powerful website hosting solution and you purchase one of the Linux dedicated servers hosting
that we’re offering, you will be able to use Varnish to enhance the work of your websites at no additional charge as long as the server is ordered with our avant-garde Hepsia Control Panel. Its user-friendly GUI will allow you to keep an eye on platform processes, to delete the cache or to restart any instance with one single click of the mouse. The minimal amount of memory that Varnish can employ to cache content is three gigabytes, which is quite enough for an enormous selection of resource-hungry Internet sites, so your dedicated server will be able to cope with an immense system load while your Internet site visitors are having a smooth browsing experience. As your server will include several different dedicated IP addresses, you’ll be able to make use of Varnish’s full capacity.