Varnish is a web accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, because it can increase the load speed of any site, sometimes even by one hundred percent, based on the content itself. This tool is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to decrease the overall server load and to improve the browsing speed for the site visitors. Anytime a visitor opens a page on a specific website, the web browser request is handled by the web server and the requested data is sent as a response. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the pages that the site visitor browses and in case any of them is opened once again, it’s served by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The performance boost is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the browser requests considerably quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. In case any content is changed meanwhile, the cached web pages will also be updated the next time somebody tries to access them.
Varnish in Shared Hosting
You can make use of Varnish’s full potential and improve your websites’ speed regardless of the shared hosting package that you have picked and you can add and set up the platform with a couple of clicks via the easy-to-work-with interface offered by our innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be able to select two separate things – how many Internet sites will employ the Varnish platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 megabytes and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can order more instances with less memory and vice versa. In case you have plenty of content on a given site and you get lots of visitors, more system memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use Varnish. Hepsia will provide you with easy one-click controls for turning off or restarting any instance, for clearing the cache associated with any site and for seeing elaborate logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages include Varnish by default, so you can make full use of the website accelerator and improve the speed of any website that you host on our platform. You’ll get 64 MB of memory dedicated to Varnish at no extra fee and you will be able to create an instance with no more than a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated server plans. If you need more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be available to you momentarily. You can also order more instances as an upgrade, so you can choose whether plenty of content will be cached for one site or if the available memory will be used by several sites. Hepsia will allow you to restart or to discontinue any instance, to view the system log file associated with it or to delete the cached data using 1-click controls. To get the most out of the Varnish accelerator, you can allocate a dedicated IP to the websites which will employ it.
Varnish in VPS Web Hosting
You can take advantage of Varnish with all our virtual private server plans at no extra fee, as the caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The only prerequisite is that the VPS must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your websites with only a couple of clicks. Each Virtual Private Server plan comes with a different amount of memory for content caching purposes, but you’ll get no less than several hundred megabytes, which is enough even for several traffic-consuming sites. Soon after you activate the Varnish platform, it’ll begin caching the content that your visitors browse, so you’ll notice the significantly better page load speeds and the decreased load very soon. The Varnish caching platform will permit you to use a less expensive VPS, since you will not require that much power to guarantee the correct operation of your sites even if you’ve got busy Internet sites with plenty of visitors. Best results are achieved if the websites that use Varnish use also a dedicated IP.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting
You can employ Varnish to increase the load speed of any website that is hosted on a dedicated server with our company if the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the platform ready for use at no additional cost, but you will also exert total control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-navigate interface. It will take just one click to start or remove an instance or to delete the cached content for any website that’s using the Varnish platform and if you are more trained, you can also check the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 gigabytes of system memory for data caching purposes, so even if you host a vast number of websites on your dedicated server and they all use the caching platform, the difference in their performance will be obvious. You’ll simply need to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever web pages the visitors open on their end. The platform performs best when the websites use a dedicated IP address, but owing to the fact that our servers include three charge-free IP addresses, you will have all that you need.