Varnish is a web app accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, as it can increase the load speed of any website, sometimes even by 100 percent, depending on the content itself. This tool is occasionally called an 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. Every time a visitor accesses a page on a specific website, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested info is delivered as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the web pages that the site visitor browses and in case any of them is loaded once more, it’s served by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The boost in the performance is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests tremendously faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. If any content is changed in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone attempts to open them.
Varnish in Cloud Hosting
In case you host your sites under a cloud hosting account with our company, you will be able to activate Varnish with a few clicks of the mouse through your Control Panel. The caching platform comes as an optional upgrade with all our hosting plans and you can select how many websites will use it and the total amount of system memory that will be used for the cached data. The two upgradeable features in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the number of instances and the amount of system memory and they are not directly linked to each other, so you can decide if you want plenty of memory for one single large-sized site or less memory for several smaller ones. You can unleash the full potential of the Varnish platform if the websites use a dedicated IP address. With the hosting Control Panel, you can easily start/reboot/cancel an instance, delete the cached data independently for each website that employs Varnish or view a detailed system log.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Varnish caching platform is an essential part of the basic service set that you will obtain in case you decide to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can activate it for any of your websites via our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache content is 64 megabytes, but in case you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this amount of memory 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 platform at the same time. Since these two features are not tied to each other, you can use a few sites with the default memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for one single web site. The Varnish caching platform performs best when you assign a dedicated IP address to the Internet sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will give you a simple way of restarting any instance. In addition, you will be able to clear the cached data with only one mouse click.
Varnish in VPS Servers
We offer Varnish with all Hepsia-equipped VPS servers, so in case you order a VPS with this hosting Control Panel, you will be able to take full advantage of the content caching platform at no additional fee. The Varnish platform can utilize different amounts of system memory for data caching purposes depending on the particular configuration that you have selected during the signup process, but at any rate, this amount will not be less than several hundred megabytes. This is more than enough to enhance the work of several different resource-consuming sites, so the faster site load speeds and the decreased load on the VPS server will be noticeable. The result may not be observable instantly, since the Varnish platform will need a certain amount of time to cache the website content that visitors open, but soon after you set it up, you’ll observe its full potential. This platform will allow you to use a less powerful VPS and to pay less money to get the same performance you would get with a higher-end machine without Varnish.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
If you want the most powerful website hosting solution and you buy one of the dedicated web hosting plans that we’re offering, you’ll be able to use the Varnish data caching platform to optimize the overall performance of your Internet sites at no extra fee on the condition that the dedicated machine is ordered with our leading-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its easy-to-use GUI will permit you to monitor platform processes, to clear the cached content or to reboot any instance with one single mouse click. The minimal amount of system memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache content is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough for a vast selection of popular websites, so your server will be able to handle a massive system load while your visitors are enjoying a seamless web browsing experience. As your machine will come with several dedicated IP addresses, you’ll be able to make use of Varnish’s maximum potential.