Varnish can greatly improve the overall performance of your sites. Find out how to make best use of its power.
Varnish is a web application accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, because it can increase the speed of any site, at times even by 100 percent, depending on the content itself. This tool is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to reduce the overall load on the server and to boost the browsing speed for the site visitors. Anytime a visitor loads a page on a certain website, the web browser request is handled by the web server and the requested info is delivered as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the pages that the site visitor browses and if any of them is accessed for a second time, it’s served by Varnish and not by the server directly. The increase in the performance comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests significantly quicker than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. If any data is updated meanwhile, the cached web pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody tries to open them.
Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting
We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each cloud web hosting plan
and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your shared hosting account via the Upgrades section in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that you want to employ Varnish for and the second one, which comes in increments of 32 MB, refers to the maximum amount of data that the platform can store at any given time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with GUI will permit you to disable or to reboot any instance, to see comprehensive system logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just a click. For best results, you can employ a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your site will open tremendously faster, meaning more happy website visitors and potential clients.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Varnish data caching platform is an essential part of the standard service set that you will acquire if you decide to host your websites under a semi-dedicated server
account. You can set it up for any of your sites through our innovative Hepsia Control Panel. The default memory that Varnish can use to cache content is 64 MB, but in case you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this memory from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the Internet sites that can use this caching platform at the same time. Since these two things aren’t linked to each other, you can use several Internet sites with the default amount of memory or you can order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for one single website. The Varnish caching platform works best when you use a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you a simple way of rebooting any instance. What’s more, you will be able to delete the cached content with just one mouse click.
Varnish in VPS Servers
We provide Varnish with all Hepsia-managed VPS plans
, so in case you get a VPS with this hosting Control Panel, you’ll be able to use the content caching platform at no additional cost. Varnish can utilize different amounts of memory for data caching purposes based on the specific package that you’ve chosen at signup, but nevertheless, this amount won’t be less than several hundred MB. This is more than enough to enhance the overall performance of several traffic-hungry sites, so the faster web page load speeds and the decreased load on your Virtual Private Server will be noticeable. The effect may not be visible immediately, as the Varnish platform will need some time to cache the content that visitors access, but soon after you enable it, you will observe its full potential. This platform will permit you to use a less powerful VPS server and to give less cash to get the very same performance you’d get with a higher-end virtual machine without Varnish.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
You can use Varnish in order to enhance the loading speed of any website that is hosted on a dedicated server
with us when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the platform ready to be used at no extra cost, but you’ll also have full control over it via Hepsia’s simple-to-work-with graphical interface. It will take just one click of the mouse to start or delete an instance or to clear the cache associated with any Internet site that’s using the Varnish platform and if you are more practiced, you can also see the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than three gigabytes of virtual memory for content caching purposes, so even in case you run an immense number of sites on your server and they all use the platform, the improvement in their performance will be distinguishable. You’ll only need to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever pages the website visitors browse on their end. The platform performs best when the websites use a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that our servers include 3 free IPs, you’ll have everything you need.