Varnish can really improve the overall performance of your web sites. Learn how to take advantage of its power.
Varnish is a website accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, because it can increase the load speed of any website, at times even by 100%, depending on the content itself. This tool is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to lower the overall load on the physical server and to enhance the browsing speed for the site visitors. Each time a visitor loads a page on a particular Internet site, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested content is delivered as a reply. If Varnish is activated, it caches the pages that the site visitor browses and if any of them is loaded once more, it’s fetched 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 considerably quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. If any content is edited in the meantime, the cached pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody attempts to open them.
Varnish in Shared Hosting
Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux shared hosting packages
. You can add it to your account from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared packages and you’ll get a rather simple-to-use interface, which will grant you full control over the caching platform. Using 1-click quick-access controls, you can restart or disable any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be enabled for a certain site. You can also check an exhaustive system log or clear the cache for any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your shared web hosting plan, you’ll be able to choose the total amount of memory that will be available to you for content caching purposes and how many sites will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for optimal performance, you can assign a dedicated IP address to the websites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to take full advantage of your sites and to have plenty of gratified website visitors.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Varnish is a feature, which is included as standard with all Linux semi-dedicated packages
that we are offering and you can use it for workload distribution purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The content caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can employ it with any website that you host in your account. If you’re in need of more than that, you can increase the memory allocation. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 megabytes through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The very same section will permit you to create more instances too, in case you would like to use the Varnish platform with multiple websites. The two things can be added separately – you can cache the content of one single traffic-heavy Internet site or use several sites with the default memory quota. You can take full advantage of the Varnish caching platform if you use a dedicated IP and you can get one with your semi-dedicated server plan as well. Hepsia will give you total control over the caching platform and, with no more than one mouse click, you’ll be able to delete the cache, to check a log or to reboot an instance.
Varnish in VPS Hosting
We offer Varnish with all of the Hepsia-managed Linux VPS hosting packages
, so in case you order a VPS with this web hosting Control Panel, you’ll be able to take full advantage of the caching platform at no additional cost. The Varnish platform can utilize different amounts of memory for data caching purposes depending on the particular setup that you’ve chosen during the order process, but in any case, this amount won’t be less than several hundred megabytes. This is quite enough to boost the performance of several resource-hungry sites, so the better site loading speeds and the decreased load on your Virtual Private Server will be noticeable. The effect may not be observable right away, since Varnish will need some time to cache the site content that people browse, but shortly after you set it up, you will observe its full capacity. This caching platform will permit you to use a less powerful server and to give less cash to get the exact same performance you’d get with a higher-end virtual machine without Varnish.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
If you order a dedicated server
with the Hepsia Control Panel, you will get the Varnish data caching platform at no additional cost and you’ll have total control over it through an exceptionally time and effort saving graphical interface – you’ll be able to start, to delete or to reboot an instance, to see a detailed system log, to delete the cached files for any Internet site and much more. Varnish will have several GB of system memory at its disposal, so even if you run large-size sites with an enormous number of visitors, you’ll notice the considerably better web page loading times and the lowered load on the server. This will happen shortly after you begin using the Varnish platform, as it will need some time to cache the site content that people request. You can take full advantage of the platform’s capabilities in case the Internet sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP address, but owing to the fact that your server includes several IP addresses by default, you will not have to pay anything on top of the monthly charge for the machine itself.