Varnish is a web application accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, as it can increase the load speed of any site, at times even by one hundred percent, based on the content. This tool is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to decrease the overall load on the physical machine and to accelerate the access speed for the site visitors. Whenever a visitor accesses a page on a given website, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested information is served as a reply. If Varnish is activated, it caches the pages that the visitor opens and in case any of them is loaded for a second time, it is fetched by Varnish and not by the server directly. The performance boost comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests substantially faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the users. If any content is changed meanwhile, the cached web pages will also be updated the next time someone attempts to open them.
Varnish in Cloud Hosting
Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each Linux cloud hosting and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your website hosting account through the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one pertains to the number of the websites that you wish to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 32 megabytes, shows the maximum amount of data that the data caching platform can cache at any given moment. The Hepsia Control Panel’s intuitive GUI will permit you to disable or to restart any instance, to view elaborate logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just one click. For best results, you can use a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your website will load significantly faster, which means more satisfied site visitors and potential customers.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting include Varnish by default, so you can make use of the web accelerator and enhance the load speed of any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You’ll get 64 megabytes of memory exclusively for the Varnish accelerator at no additional cost and you can create an instance with no more than a few clicks of the mouse via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated server packages. In case you need more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 MB through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be available to you straight away. You can also order more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can choose if plenty of data will be cached for a single website or whether the memory will be used by different sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will enable you to reboot or to stop any instance, to view the system log file associated with it or to clear the cached content using 1-click controls. To get the most out of the Varnish accelerator, you can get a dedicated IP for the sites which will employ it.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will get the Varnish caching platform at no additional charge and you’ll exert total control over it via an extremely user-friendly interface – you will be able to start, to disable or to reboot an instance, to browse a detailed log, to delete the cache for any site and much more. The Varnish platform will have several GB of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you own traffic-intensive websites with multiple visitors, you’ll notice the substantially better web page load speeds and the lowered server load. This will happen soon after you begin using the Varnish platform, as it will need some time to cache the pages that users request. You can get the most out of the platform’s capability in case the sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that your dedicated server includes a few IPs by default, you will not need to pay anything on top of your monthly charge for the machine itself.