Varnish can vastly improve the overall performance of your sites. See how to take full advantage of its power.
Varnish is a website accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, as it can increase the speed of any Internet site, sometimes even by 100 percent, based on the content itself. This tool is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to decrease the overall server load and to enhance the access speed for the website visitors. Whenever a visitor opens a page on a certain site, the web browser request is handled by the web server and the requested info is returned as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the web pages that the visitor browses and if any of them is loaded again, it is served by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The improvement in the overall performance comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests significantly faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. In case any content is modified meanwhile, the cached web pages will also be updated the next time somebody opens them.
Varnish in Shared Website Hosting
If you host your websites under a shared website hosting
account with us, you’ll be able to add Varnish with several clicks of the mouse through your Control Panel. The caching platform is offered as an upgrade with all our plans and you can select how many websites will use it and the total amount of system memory that will be available for the cached data. The two features that can be upgraded in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the amount of system memory and the number of instances and they are not tied directly to each other, so you can choose whether you want a lot of memory for one large-scale site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can use the full potential of the Varnish caching platform in case the sites use a dedicated IP. With the Control Panel, you can effortlessly start/reboot/stop an instance, clear the cached files individually for each website that uses Varnish or view a detailed log.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Linux semi-dedicated services
that we offer will permit you to use Varnish as soon as your new semi-dedicated server account has been opened, as the content caching platform is offered by default. 64 MB of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the moment your account is enabled, so you can take advantage of this workload balancing software as soon as your website has been built. In case you need more system memory, you can get 32 MB at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated server right away. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly linked to the amount of memory that you use, which means that you’ll enjoy more versatility. The Varnish caching platform will significantly decrease the load generated by your sites, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-loading web pages. You’ll be able to manage Varnish without effort via your Control Panel using quick-access buttons. You will be able to start/terminate any of the instances that you’ve got, to delete the cache for any of your sites or to check system log files.
Varnish in VPS Web Hosting
The Varnish data caching platform comes by default with each of the VPS web hosting
offered by our company as long as the Virtual Private Server is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can optimize the performance of your sites with just a couple of mouse clicks. The more powerful the plan, the more system memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a less powerful plan, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you have a number of websites, you will notice a considerable reduction in the overall server load and a significantly better web page loading speed. The Varnish platform will need to work for a little while while the visitors browse the website and as soon as the website content has been cached, you’ll distinguish the effect. One of the upsides of using Varnish is that a lower-end and less high-priced VPS package will do the exact same job as a more pricey one without the caching platform, so not only will your Internet sites perform considerably better, but you’ll also spare some money.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting
You can employ Varnish to boost the speed of any website that’s hosted on a dedicated server
with our company when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on the machine. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready to be used at no additional fee, but you will also exert full control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-use GUI. It will take just one click of the mouse to start or disable an instance or to delete the cached data for any website that is using Varnish and in case you’re more advanced, you can also see the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with no less than three gigabytes of system memory for site content caching purposes, so even in case you host plenty of Internet sites on your dedicated machine and they all use the caching platform, the difference in their performance will be detectable. You’ll only have to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever webpages the visitors load on their end. The platform works best if the Internet sites use a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that our dedicated servers include three charge-free IPs, you will have everything you need.