Learn just what Varnish is. Know a lot more about web accelerators and their goal.
Varnish is a website accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, because it can increase the loading speed of any website, sometimes even by 100 percent, depending on the content itself. This tool is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to decrease the overall load on the server and to increase the browsing speed for the website visitors. Anytime a visitor opens a page on a given Internet site, the web browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested content is returned as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the web pages that the website visitor browses and in case any of them is accessed again, it is served by Varnish and not by the server directly. The improvement in the performance is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the browser requests substantially quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. If any content is edited meanwhile, the cached web pages will also be updated the next time someone tries to open them.
Varnish in Shared Hosting
You can unleash Varnish’s potential and improve the speed of your sites regardless of the shared hosting
plan that you’ve chosen and you can enable and set up the platform with a few mouse clicks through the easy-to-use interface offered by our leading-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be able to select two different things – how many Internet sites will use the Varnish caching platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much data will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 MB and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can add more instances and less memory and vice versa. In case you have lots of content on a given website and you gain plenty of website visitors, more system memory will give you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the Varnish platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you easy 1-click buttons for disabling or restarting any instance, for erasing the cache associated with each website and for seeing comprehensive system logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All our Linux semi-dedicated packages
come with Varnish by default, so you can take advantage of the accelerator and increase the speed of any site that you host on our platform. You’ll get 64 megabytes of memory exclusively for the Varnish accelerator at no extra cost and you’ll be able to activate an instance with no more than a couple of mouse clicks via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated server plans. In case you want more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be available to you straight away. You can also order more instances as an upgrade, so you can choose if plenty of data will be cached for one site or whether the memory will be used by multiple sites. Hepsia will allow you to reboot or to delete any instance, to view the system log associated with it or to delete the cached data using 1-click buttons. To get the most out of Varnish, you can set a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites which will use it.
Varnish in Dedicated Hosting
When you need a powerful website hosting solution and you order any of the Linux dedicated servers hosting packages
offered by us, you can use the Varnish content caching platform to enhance the overall performance of your websites at no extra cost on the condition that the dedicated server is ordered with our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its intuitive GUI will permit you to monitor system processes, to delete the cached contents or to reboot any instance with one mouse click. The minimum amount of memory that the platform can employ to cache Internet site content is 3 GB, which is quite enough for an enormous collection of resource-consuming Internet sites, so your dedicated server will be able to deal with a substantial system load while your website visitors are enjoying a seamless web browsing experience. As your machine will include a number of dedicated IP addresses, you will be able to use Varnish’s full capacity.