Varnish is a web application accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, as it can increase the speed of any website, sometimes even by 100 percent, depending on the content. This tool is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to lower the overall load on the physical server and to enhance the access speed for the site visitors. Whenever a visitor opens a page on a certain website, the web browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested information is sent as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the web pages that the visitor opens and if any of them is loaded again, it’s fetched by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The boost in the performance comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests tremendously faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. In case any content is updated meanwhile, the cached webpages will also be updated the next time somebody attempts to open them.
Varnish in Hosting
Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux hosting and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your website hosting account using the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There are two different things that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the sites that you wish to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 32 MB, refers to the maximum amount of data that the data caching platform can cache at any particular time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with interface will permit you to switch off or to restart any instance, to view detailed logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just click of the mouse. For maximum results, you can employ a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your site will open tremendously faster, which means more pleased site visitors and prospective customers.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Varnish is offered as standard with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer and you can use it for load distribution purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The Varnish caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can employ it with any site that you host in the semi-dedicated account. In case you’re in need of more, you can increase the system memory allowance. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 megabytes through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The exact same section will enable you to enable more instances too, if you want to use Varnish with more sites. The two upgrades can be ordered independently – you can cache the content of a single frequently visited Internet site or run a number of websites with the default memory allocation. You can take full advantage of Varnish in case you use a dedicated IP and you can order one with your semi-dedicated package as well. Hepsia will give you complete control over the caching platform and, with no more than one single click of the mouse, you’ll be able to clear the cached content, to check a system log or to restart an instance.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting
All Linux dedicated servers hosting that are ordered with the custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is among the pre-installed software platforms that you will get with the server. The Varnish data caching platform can be configured and managed with ease through Hepsia’s easy-to-work-with interface and, with no more than one single click of the mouse, you can view an exhaustive system log, add or reboot an instance, delete the cached data for any Internet site and much more. Shortly after you set up the Varnish platform for a particular domain or subdomain, it will start caching the web pages accessed by your website visitors and once it has cached enough web content, you will witness a tremendously better website performance plus a reduced load on your server. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at 3 GB, you’ll be able to use the platform for load distribution purposes even if you host an immense number of sites on your machine.