Varnish is a web application accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, as it can increase the load speed of any Internet site, at times even by one hundred percent, based on the content itself. This tool is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to reduce the overall load on the server and to accelerate the browsing speed for the website visitors. Each time a visitor accesses a page on a particular site, the browser request is processed by the web server and the requested info is sent as a response. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the web pages that the website visitor browses and in case any of them is loaded once more, it is delivered by Varnish and not by the server directly. The improvement in the performance comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the browser requests substantially quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. In case any content is updated in the meantime, the cached pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone accesses them.
Varnish in Shared Hosting
We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each shared hosting plan and if you want to use it, you can add it to your hosting account via the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There’re two separate things that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one pertains to the number of the Internet sites that you wish to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 32 MB, displays the total amount of data that the platform can store at any particular time. Hepsia’s user-friendly graphical interface will permit you to discontinue or to reboot any instance, to view elaborate logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just click of the mouse. For optimum results, you can use a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your website will open significantly faster, which means more pleased site visitors and prospective customers.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our semi-dedicated plans include Varnish by default, so you can use the website accelerator and enhance the speed of any site that you host on our platform. You will get 64 MB of memory exclusively for the Varnish accelerator at no extra cost and you can enable an instance with no more than a couple of clicks via the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated packages. In case you want more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 MB through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be at your disposal momentarily. You can also add more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can decide if lots of data will be cached for a single site or whether the memory will be used by different websites. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to restart or to delete any instance, to view the system log associated with it or to clear the cached content using 1-click buttons. To take full advantage of the Varnish accelerator, you can allocate a dedicated IP to the websites that will use it.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
All dedicated web hosting plans which are ordered with the custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel feature Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you’ll get with the dedicated machine. The Varnish content caching platform can be enabled and administered without effort through the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-navigate interface and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you can check an elaborate system log, create or restart an instance, clear the cached data for any website and much, much more. Shortly after you set up the Varnish platform for a given domain or subdomain, it will start caching the web pages loaded by the site visitors and once it has cached enough content, you’ll witness a significantly faster website performance in addition to a lowered load on the dedicated server. With Varnish-dedicated system memory starting at 3 GB, you’ll be able to use the software platform for workload balancing purposes even if you host lots of websites on your server.