Learn precisely what Varnish is. Discover a lot more about web accelerators and their function.
Varnish is a web application accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, as it can increase the loading speed of any site, sometimes even by 100 percent, based on the content itself. This tool is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to reduce the overall load on the physical server and to improve the browsing speed for the website visitors. Anytime a visitor opens a page on a certain website, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested content is returned as a response. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the web pages that the website visitor opens and if any of them is loaded again, it’s served by Varnish and not by the server directly. The boost in the performance comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests tremendously quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. If any data is modified meanwhile, the cached pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone opens them.
Varnish in Shared Web Hosting
We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each Linux shared web hosting
and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your shared hosting account via the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two separate things that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one pertains to the number of the websites that you want to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 32 megabytes, displays the total amount of data that the data caching platform can cache at any particular time. Hepsia’s user-friendly graphical interface will allow you to delete or to reboot any instance, to see elaborate logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just one click. For optimal results, you can use a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your website will load substantially faster, meaning more happy site visitors and prospective customers.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Varnish is included by default with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting
that we’re offering and you can use it for workload balancing purposes. It is available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can employ it with any Internet site that you host in the semi-dedicated server account. If you need more, you can increase the system memory allowance. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 megabytes in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The very same Upgrades section will enable you to add more instances too, if you would like to use the Varnish caching platform with more Internet sites. The two upgrades can be added separately – you can cache the content of one single large-size website or run several different sites with the default memory quota. You can get the most out of the Varnish platform if you have a dedicated IP and you can order one with your semi-dedicated server plan as well. Hepsia will grant you full control over the caching platform and, with no more than a click, you will be able to clear the cached files, to check a system log file or to reboot an instance.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting
You can use Varnish to optimize the loading speed of any website that is hosted on a dedicated server
with our company if the Hepsia Control Panel is pre-installed on the machine. Not only will you get the caching platform ready to be used at no extra cost, but you will also have total control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s intuitive interface. It’ll take only one click of the mouse to start or shut down an instance or to clear the cached files associated with any website that’s using the Varnish platform and if you’re more competent, you can also browse the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with no less than three gigabytes of system memory for site content caching purposes, so even if you host a vast number of Internet sites on your dedicated server and they all use the Varnish caching platform, the difference in their overall performance will be obvious. You’ll simply need to wait for a little while until Varnish caches whatever webpages the site visitors load on their end. The platform performs best if the websites use a dedicated IP address, but due to the fact that our servers come with three free-of-cost IPs, you will have everything you need.