Varnish is a website accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, because it can increase the loading speed of any site, sometimes even by one hundred percent, depending 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 server and to increase the access speed for the site visitors. Whenever a visitor opens a page on a specific Internet site, the browser request is processed by the web server and the requested data is delivered as a reply. If Varnish is activated, it caches the web pages that the visitor opens and in case any of them is loaded once again, it’s served by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The performance increase comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests significantly quicker than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the users. If any data is modified in the meantime, the cached pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody attempts to access them.
Varnish in Shared Web Hosting
Our company offers Varnish as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux shared web hosting and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your hosting account using the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There’re two different features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the websites that you wish to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 32 megabytes, indicates the total amount of data that the platform can cache at any particular moment. The Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-use GUI will allow you to switch off or to restart any instance, to see comprehensive logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For optimal results, you can use a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your site will open tremendously faster, meaning more satisfied website users and potential customers.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting include Varnish by default, so you can use the web app accelerator and increase the speed of any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You will get 64 MB of system memory exclusively for Varnish at no extra charge and you’ll be able to create an instance with no more than a few mouse clicks via the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated server plans. If you need more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be at your disposal immediately. You can also add more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can decide whether lots of content will be cached for one website or if the available memory will be used by different websites. Hepsia will allow you to reboot or to delete any instance, to see the system log for it or to delete the cached files using 1-click controls. To get the most out of Varnish, you can set a dedicated IP for the websites that will employ it.
Varnish in VPS Web Hosting
You can take advantage of Varnish with all our virtual private server packages at no extra fee, as the platform is pre-installed and is included by default. The one and only condition is that the VPS server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you will be able to set up Varnish for any of your websites with only a couple of mouse clicks. Each VPS plan offers a different amount of system memory for data caching purposes, but you’ll have minimum several hundred megabytes, which is quite enough even for several resource-demanding Internet sites. Shortly after you activate the Varnish platform, it will begin caching the content that your site visitors access, so you’ll notice the much faster web page loading speeds and the lowered load on the VPS server very soon. The platform will allow you to use a less costly VPS server, as you won’t require that many resources to guarantee the correct operation of your websites even if you manage resource-demanding sites with plenty of visitors. Optimum results are accomplished if the websites which use the Varnish caching platform use also a dedicated IP.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting
If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll acquire Varnish at no additional cost and you will have total control over it via a rather easy-to-use GUI – you will be able to start, to disable or to restart an instance, to view an elaborate log, to clear the cached data for any site and much, much more. Varnish will have several GB of system memory at its disposal, so even if you have large-scale websites with a huge number of visitors, you will notice the tremendously faster site load times and the decreased load on the server. This will happen soon after you begin using Varnish, since it will require some time to cache the pages that visitors open. You can take full advantage of the platform’s capacity if the sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP, but since your server comes with a couple of IPs by default, you will not have to pay anything on top of the monthly charge for the server itself.