Learn just what Varnish is. Know more about web accelerators and their function.
Varnish is a web accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, because it can increase the speed of any website, at times even by 100%, depending on the content. This tool is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to lower the overall load on the server and to boost the access speed for the website visitors. Each time a visitor accesses a page on a particular website, the web browser request is processed by the web server and the requested data is returned as a reply. If Varnish is activated, it caches the web pages that the site visitor browses and if any of them is opened again, it’s fetched by Varnish and not by the server directly. The boost in the performance is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests significantly faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. If any data is updated meanwhile, the cached pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody opens them.
Varnish in Web Hosting
You can take advantage of Varnish’s potential and accelerate your websites’ load speed irrespective of the web hosting
package that you have picked and you can enable and set up the data caching platform with several clicks of the mouse through the simple-to-work-with GUI offered by our next-gen Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be able to choose two different things – how many websites will employ the Varnish platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 MB and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can add more instances with less memory and vice versa. If you’ve got lots of content on a specific Internet site and you get lots of website visitors, more system memory will guarantee you a better result. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP for the websites that will use Varnish. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with easy 1-click buttons for discontinuing or restarting any instance, for clearing the cache associated with each site and for viewing comprehensive logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
Varnish is a feature, which is offered as standard with all semi-dedicated servers
that we offer and you can use it for workload balancing purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The data caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can use it with any website that you host in the account. In case you need more than that, you can increase the memory allocation. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 MB in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The same section will permit you to activate more instances too, if you’d like to use the Varnish caching platform with multiple websites. The two things can be ordered independently – you can cache the content of one resource-heavy website or use several websites with the default memory allowance. You can get the most out of the Varnish caching platform in case you have a dedicated IP address and you can get one with your semi-dedicated package as well. Hepsia will grant you total control over the platform and, with no more than a click, you’ll be able to clear the cached content, to check a log or to restart an instance.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can take full advantage of the load balancing capabilities of Varnish with each of our VPS servers
when you choose Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel. The Varnish caching platform is offered by default and the system memory that it will be able to utilize to cache your website content depends upon the particular Virtual Private Server plan that you’ve chosen, but even with the less powerful packages, you will have no less than several hundred megabytes of memory at your disposal solely for caching purposes. This amount is sufficient to boost the performance of numerous websites. It’ll take some time for you to observe the results, since Varnish caches the content that site visitors open, but soon thereafter you will notice the considerably decreased load on your virtual machine and the increased Internet site browsing speed. The Varnish platform will permit you to use a lower-end Virtual Private Server plan for Internet sites which would typically require a more pricey web hosting solution.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
You can use Varnish in order to boost the load speed of any website that is hosted on a dedicated server
with our company if the Hepsia Control Panel is installed on the machine. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready for use at no extra cost, but you will also have total control over it through Hepsia’s easy-to-navigate interface. It’ll take just a click to start or discontinue an instance or to delete the cache for any site that’s using Varnish and in case you’re more proficient, you can also view the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least three gigabytes of virtual memory for site content caching purposes, so even in case you host many sites on your dedicated server and they all use the platform, the improvement in their overall performance will be apparent. You’ll just have to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever web pages the visitors load on their end. The platform works best if the websites use a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that our servers include three free-of-cost IPs, you will have everything you need.