Varnish is a web app accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, as it can increase the load speed of any site, at times even by one hundred percent, depending on the content itself. This tool is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to lower the overall load on the physical server and to enhance the browsing speed for the website visitors. Each time a visitor opens a page on a specific site, the web browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested info is sent as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the pages that the site visitor opens and in case any of them is accessed for a second time, it’s fetched by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The performance improvement is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests considerably quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. In case any content is updated meanwhile, the cached web pages will also be updated the next time someone accesses them.
Varnish in Website Hosting
In case you host your Internet sites under a website hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to add Varnish with several clicks via your Control Panel. The caching platform comes as an upgrade with all our shared hosting plans and you can choose the number of the websites that will use it and the maximum amount of system memory that will be used for the cached content. The two features that can be upgraded in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the amount of system memory and the number of instances and they are not tied directly to each other, so you can choose if you want lots of memory for one large-sized website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can unleash the full potential of the Varnish platform if the websites use a dedicated IP address. Using the Control Panel, you can effortlessly start/reboot/cancel an instance, delete the cached files individually for each site which uses Varnish or check an exhaustive system log file.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our semi-dedicated hosting plans come with Varnish by default, so you can make use of the accelerator and enhance the load speed of any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You will get 64 megabytes of memory exclusively for the Varnish accelerator at no extra cost and you can activate an instance with no more than a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated packages. If you want more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 MB through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be at your disposal instantly. You can also order more instances as an upgrade, so you can choose whether plenty of content will be cached for one site or if the memory will be utilized by multiple Internet sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to restart or to terminate any instance, to check the system log associated with it or to delete the cached files using one-click controls. To take full advantage of Varnish, you can allocate a dedicated IP to the websites which will employ it.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
You can use Varnish to boost the speed of any site that is hosted on a dedicated server with our company if the Hepsia Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the platform ready to be used at no additional charge, but you’ll also exert total control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s user-friendly GUI. It will take only one single click of the mouse to start or remove an instance or to clear the cached content for any Internet site that is using Varnish and if you’re more trained, you can also see the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 GB of memory for caching purposes, so even in case you host numerous websites on your dedicated machine and they all use the Varnish caching platform, the difference in their overall performance will be apparent. You’ll just have to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever webpages the website visitors access on their end. The Varnish platform works best when the websites use a dedicated IP, but since our servers come with three charge-free IP addresses, you’ll have everything you need.