Learn about Varnish, understand more on web accelerators and find out just what it is they do.
Varnish is a website accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, as it can increase the load speed of any site, at times even by 100 percent, depending on the content. This tool is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to decrease the overall load on the physical machine and to improve the browsing speed for the website visitors. Every time a visitor loads a page on a given site, the browser request is processed by the web server and the requested content is delivered as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the pages that the website visitor opens and in case any of them is loaded again, it is served by Varnish and not by the server directly. The increase in the overall performance comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests tremendously faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the users. In case any content is updated in the meantime, the cached pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone accesses them.
Varnish in Cloud Hosting
We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each and every cloud service
and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your website hosting account through the Upgrades section in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two different features that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one depends on the number of the sites that you want to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 32 megabytes, refers to the total amount of content that the content caching platform can cache at any particular time. Hepsia’s user-friendly graphical interface will allow you to switch off or to reboot any instance, to check elaborate system logs or to clear the platform’s cache with just click of the mouse. For maximum results, you can employ a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your site will load tremendously faster, meaning more pleased website users and prospective customers.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The semi-dedicated services
that we offer will allow you to employ Varnish once your brand new semi-dedicated account has been opened, as the platform is available by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the second your account is activated, so you can make use of this load balancing software once your site has been launched online. If you need more system memory, you can add 32 MB at a time from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated machine straight away. You can also increase the number of the websites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly linked to the amount of system memory that you use, which means that you will have more versatility. The Varnish caching platform will considerably lower the load on the server that your websites cause, so your site visitors can enjoy fast-opening web pages. You’ll be able to manage the Varnish platform without effort through your Control Panel using quick-access buttons. You will be able to start/cancel any of the instances that you have, to clear the cached files associated with any of your websites or to check system log files.
Varnish in VPS
We offer Varnish with all Hepsia-equipped VPS
, so in case you acquire a server with this web hosting Control Panel, you’ll be able to make full use of the content caching platform at no extra cost. The Varnish platform can utilize different amounts of system memory for caching purposes based on the very plan that you’ve picked at signup, but at any rate, this amount won’t be less than several hundred MB. This is more than enough to optimize the work of several resource-demanding websites, so the faster site browsing speeds and the reduced load on the VPS server will be discernible. The result may not be detectable momentarily, as the Varnish platform will need some time to cache the content that people request, but soon after you activate it, you will perceive its full potential. This platform will allow you to use a lower-end VPS and to give less cash to get the very same performance you’d get with a more powerful virtual machine without Varnish.
Varnish in Dedicated Hosting
All dedicated hosting services
which are ordered with the in-house developed Hepsia web hosting Control Panel feature Varnish, which is among the pre-installed software platforms that you’ll get with the dedicated machine. The Varnish platform can be set up and administered with no effort via the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-work-with graphical interface and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you can see an in-depth system log, add or reboot an instance, delete the cached data associated with any site and much, much more. Soon after you set up the Varnish platform for a certain domain or sub-domain, it will start caching the pages requested by your website visitors and once it has cached enough content, you will observe a tremendously faster site performance in addition to a lowered load on the dedicated server. With Varnish-dedicated system memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the software platform for load distribution purposes even if you host a large number of Internet sites on your machine.