Learn just what Varnish is. Get to know a lot more about web accelerators and their role.
Varnish is a web application accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, as it can increase the load speed of any site, sometimes even by one hundred percent, based on the content itself. This tool is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to decrease the overall server load and to increase the access speed for the website visitors. Anytime a visitor opens a page on a certain Internet site, the web browser request is handled by the web server and the requested data is delivered as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the pages that the site visitor opens and if any of them is loaded again, it is served by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The improvement in the overall performance comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests considerably faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. If any data is updated in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody opens them.
Varnish in Shared Web Hosting
You can use Varnish’s full potential and improve your sites’ load speed regardless of the shared web hosting
plan that you have chosen and you can add and configure the data caching platform with a few mouse clicks via the easy-to-use interface offered by our advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the procedure, you will be able to select two separate things – how many Internet sites will employ Varnish, i.e. the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can use more instances with less memory and the other way around. In case you’ve got plenty of content on a certain site and you win plenty of website visitors, more system memory will give you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the Varnish caching platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with simple one-click controls for switching off or rebooting any instance, for deleting the cache associated with each website and for checking comprehensive system logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Varnish is offered by default with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting
that we are offering and you can use it for load balancing purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The Varnish content caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can use it with any site that you host in your semi-dedicated account. In case you are in need of more than that, you can increase the memory allowance. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 MB through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The same section will permit you to activate more instances as well, if you would like to use the Varnish platform with more websites. The two upgrades can be added independently – you can cache the content of one single busy site or run a number of websites with the default memory allowance. You can take full advantage of the Varnish platform if you have a dedicated IP and you can get one with your semi-dedicated package as well. Hepsia will give you total control over the platform and, with no more than one single click, you’ll be able to clear the cached files, to check a system log or to reboot an instance.
Varnish in VPS Hosting
You can take full advantage of the workload balancing capabilities of Varnish with all our Linux VPS hosting
if you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The content caching platform comes by default and the amount of memory that it’ll be able to utilize to cache the content of your sites is dependent on the given plan that you have picked, but even with the lower-end packages, you will have at least several hundred megabytes of memory at your disposal solely for data caching purposes. This amount is sufficient to boost the overall performance of numerous websites. It will take a little time for you to detect the results, since the Varnish platform caches the content that website visitors open, but soon after that you’ll notice the substantially lowered load on the Virtual Private Server and the improved site load speed. The Varnish caching platform will allow you to use a less powerful Virtual Private Server package for sites which would typically require a more costly web hosting solution.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
You can use Varnish to accelerate the speed of any site that’s hosted on a dedicated server
from our company when the Hepsia Control Panel is installed on the machine. Not only will you get the content caching platform ready to be used at no extra fee, but you’ll also have full control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-use interface. It will take just one click to start or discontinue an instance or to clear the cache associated with any site that is using Varnish and if you are more proficient, you can also see the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with no less than three gigabytes of virtual memory for site content caching purposes, so even in case you run an enormous number of websites on your dedicated machine and they all use the Varnish platform, the improvement in their performance will be distinguishable. You will only need to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever webpages the site visitors open on their end. The platform works best if the Internet sites use a dedicated IP, but since our dedicated servers come with 3 free-of-cost IPs, you will have everything you need.