Discover Varnish, learn more about website accelerators and discover precisely what it is they do.
Varnish is a web accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, because it can increase the loading speed of any website, at times even by one hundred percent, based on the content. This tool is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to lower the overall server load and to increase the access speed for the website visitors. Whenever a visitor opens a page on a particular website, the web browser request is handled by the web server and the requested content is served as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the web pages that the site visitor opens and in case any of them is accessed again, it is fetched by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The increase in the overall performance comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests substantially quicker than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. In case any data is edited in the meantime, the cached pages will also be updated the next time somebody accesses them.
Varnish in Web Hosting
Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux web hosting
and if you want to use it, you can add it to your shared web hosting account using the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two different things that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one depends on the number of the Internet sites that you want to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 32 MB, displays the total amount of content that the content caching platform can cache at any given moment. The Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-use GUI will enable you to turn off or to restart any instance, to see in-depth logs or to clear the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For optimal results, you can employ a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will load much faster, meaning more pleased site users and prospective customers.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Varnish is a feature, which is included by default with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages
offered by us and you can use it for workload distribution purposes. It is available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The Varnish data caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can employ it with any website that you host in your semi-dedicated account. If you’re in need of more than that, you can increase the system memory allocation. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 megabytes in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The same Upgrades section will allow you to enable more instances too, if you would like to use the Varnish platform with multiple Internet sites. The two things can be added independently – you can cache the content of one single traffic-intensive site or run a number of websites with the default memory allowance. You can get the most out of Varnish if you have a dedicated IP and you can order one with your semi-dedicated server package as well. Hepsia will grant you complete control over the platform and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you will be able to delete the cached data, to check a log file or to restart an instance.
Varnish in VPS
We offer Varnish with all Hepsia-equipped VPS packages
, so in case you get a server with this Control Panel, you will be able to take advantage of the data caching platform at no additional cost. Varnish can utilize different amounts of system memory for data caching purposes based on the very VPS plan that you’ve selected during the registration process, but nevertheless, this amount will not be less than several hundred MB. This is more than enough to improve the work of a number of resource-heavy sites, so the better website loading speeds and the reduced load on the VPS will be noticeable. The effect may not be observable instantly, as Varnish will require a certain amount of time to cache the site content that visitors access, but shortly after you set it up, you’ll witness its full potential. This caching platform will permit you to use a lower-end Virtual Private Server and to give less money to get the same performance you would get with a more powerful machine without Varnish.
Varnish in Dedicated Hosting
All dedicated servers hosting packages
that are ordered with the custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you’ll get with the server. The Varnish platform can be activated and administered without effort through the Hepsia Control Panel’s user-friendly graphical interface and, with no more than one click, you can see an exhaustive system log, add or restart an instance, delete the cached content associated with any website and much more. Shortly after you activate Varnish for a specific domain or sub-domain, it will begin caching the webpages accessed by your website visitors and once it has cached enough content, you will observe a considerably better website performance in addition to a lowered load on your dedicated machine. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at 3 GB, you will be able to use the platform for load balancing purposes even if you host a huge number of sites on your server.