Learn about Varnish, learn more on web accelerators and learn just what it is that they do.
Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web application accelerator tool that can boost the speed of a site by up to one thousand percent, depending on the content itself. Anytime a visitor accesses any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server in case the visitor opens it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will load much faster, since Varnish can serve information many times faster than any web server software. The end result will be a substantially faster loading page, which means a greatly improved browsing experience. In case any of the cached pages is updated on the live Internet site, the info that Varnish keeps in its memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the visitors will never end up seeing old information.
Varnish in Shared Hosting
We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux shared hosting service
and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your web hosting account through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There are two different things that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one depends on the number of the websites that you’d like to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 32 megabytes, refers to the total amount of data that the data caching platform can store at any particular time. Hepsia’s easy-to-work-with graphical interface will permit you to disable or to reboot any instance, to check detailed system logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just one click. For best results, you can employ a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your website will open substantially faster, which means more satisfied site users and potential customers.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated service
that we are offering will allow you to employ Varnish as soon as your brand new semi-dedicated account has been activated, as the platform is available by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the moment your account is enabled, so you can make use of this load distribution software as soon as your website has been published on the Internet. If you need more system memory, you can get 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated machine right away. You can also increase the number of the websites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not bound directly to the amount of system memory that you use, which goes to say that you will enjoy more freedom. The platform will significantly reduce the server load caused by your websites, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-loading web pages. You will be able to manage Varnish without any effort from your Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access controls. You will be able to start/terminate any of the instances that you have, to clear the cached content associated with any of your websites or to check system log files.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can take advantage of Varnish with all our VPS server
packages at no additional charge, as the data caching platform is pre-installed and is included by default. The one and only condition is that the VPS server must come with the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your Internet sites with only a couple of clicks. Each VPS package comes with a different amount of memory for caching purposes, but you will have minimum several hundred megabytes, which is sufficient enough even for several resource-hungry websites. Soon after you activate the Varnish platform, it’ll start caching the content that your visitors open, so you will notice the substantially better webpage loading speeds and the decreased load on your Virtual Private Server very soon. The Varnish caching platform will allow you to use a less pricey Virtual Private Server, as you will not require that much power to warrant the proper operation of your Internet sites even if you have traffic-heavy websites with many visitors. Optimal results are achieved if the websites that use the Varnish caching platform also use a dedicated IP address.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
You can use Varnish in order to accelerate the load speed of any site that’s hosted on a dedicated server
with our company if the Hepsia Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the caching platform ready for use at no extra cost, but you will also have complete control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s user-friendly GUI. It will take just one click of the mouse to start or terminate an instance or to delete the cached data for any website that’s using the Varnish platform and in case you’re more advanced, you can also browse the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 gigabytes of system memory for caching purposes, so even in case you run many websites on your machine and they all use the caching platform, the improvement in their overall performance will be detectable. You will just have to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever content the site visitors open on their end. The Varnish platform performs best if the websites use a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that our servers include three charge-free IPs, you will have everything you need.