Varnish is a web application accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, as it can increase the loading speed of any Internet site, sometimes even by 100 percent, depending on the content itself. This tool is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to decrease the overall load on the server and to boost the browsing speed for the website visitors. Anytime a visitor loads a page on a specific site, the web browser request is processed by the web server and the requested content is returned as a response. If Varnish is activated, it caches the web pages that the visitor opens and if any of them is loaded once again, it’s 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 tremendously faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. In case any content is modified in the meantime, the cached webpages will also be updated the next time someone opens them.
Varnish in Shared Hosting
Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with all our shared plans. You can add it to your hosting account from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with all shared web hosting packages and you will get a truly easy-to-work-with GUI, which will grant you complete control over the data caching system. Using 1-click fast-access buttons, you can restart or deactivate any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be activated for a given site. You can also view an elaborate system log or erase the cache for any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your web hosting package, you will be able to select the total amount of memory that will be at your disposal for caching purposes and the number of the sites that will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for maximum performance, you can allocate a dedicated IP to the websites that will use Varnish. This will permit you to get the most out of your websites and to have numerous satisfied site users.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our semi-dedicated hosting plans come with Varnish by default, so you can make use of the website accelerator tool and accelerate the load speed of any site that you host on our platform. You will get 64 MB of memory exclusively for the Varnish accelerator at no extra charge and you’ll be able to enable an instance with no more than a few clicks of the mouse through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated plans. In case you need more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be at your disposal momentarily. You can also add more instances as an upgrade, so you can choose whether plenty of data will be cached for a single site or if the memory will be utilized by different Internet sites. Hepsia will permit you to restart or to disable any instance, to see the system log for it or to clear the cached content using one-click controls. To get the most out of Varnish, you can set a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use it.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can use the workload balancing capabilities of Varnish with any of our VPS web hosting plans if you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel. The Varnish content caching platform is available by default and the amount of memory that it will be able to use to cache your site content depends on the particular plan that you have chosen, but even with the less powerful plans, you’ll have at least several hundred megabytes of memory at your disposal solely for caching purposes. This amount is sufficient enough to optimize the work of numerous websites. It will take a little time for you to distinguish the effects, as Varnish caches the content that site visitors access, but shortly after that you’ll notice the significantly reduced load on the machine and the accelerated Internet site browsing speed. Varnish will permit you to use a lower-end VPS package for websites that would typically require a more expensive hosting service.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll obtain the Varnish caching platform at no extra fee and you’ll exert complete control over it via a rather simple-to-use graphical interface – you will be able to start, to remove or to restart an instance, to browse an in-depth log, to delete the cached content for any site and much, much more. The Varnish platform will have several GB of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you own traffic-heavy websites with multiple visitors, you’ll notice the tremendously better website loading times and the less load on your dedicated server. This will happen shortly after you start using the Varnish platform, as it will need some time to cache the pages that people access. You can make the most of the platform’s capability if the sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP address, but due to the fact that your server comes with a couple of IPs by default, you won’t need to pay anything on top of the monthly charge for the machine itself.