Varnish is a web app accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, as it can increase the load speed of any website, at times even by 100%, depending on the content. This tool is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to lower the overall load on the physical machine and to increase the browsing speed for the site visitors. Whenever a visitor loads a page on a given website, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested data is delivered as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the web pages that the site visitor browses and if any of them is accessed once more, it’s fetched by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The boost in the overall performance comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests considerably faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. In case any content is changed meanwhile, the cached webpages will also be updated the next time someone attempts to access them.
Varnish in Hosting
Our company offers Varnish as an optional upgrade with each Linux hosting and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your shared web hosting account via the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one pertains to the number of the sites that you would like to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 32 MB, shows the total amount of content that the platform can store at any given moment. Hepsia’s simple-to-use interface will permit you to terminate or to reboot any instance, to see elaborate logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just a click. For optimal results, you can use a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your site will load significantly faster, which means more satisfied site users and prospective clients.
Varnish in VPS
We offer Varnish with all Hepsia-equipped Linux VPS, so in case you purchase a server with this hosting Control Panel, you will be able to make use of the caching platform at no extra fee. The Varnish platform can utilize different amounts of memory for data caching purposes based on the specific sever setup that you’ve picked during the server order process, but nevertheless, this amount won’t be less than several hundred megabytes. This is more than enough to optimize the performance of a handful of busy Internet sites, so the better page loading speeds and the less load on your virtual server will be perceivable. The result may not be distinguishable immediately, as the Varnish platform will require a certain amount of time to cache the website content that users request, but shortly after you set it up, you’ll witness its full potential. This caching platform will permit you to use a less powerful Virtual Private Server and to pay less cash to get the very same performance you’d get with a more powerful virtual machine without Varnish.
Varnish in Dedicated Hosting
If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will acquire Varnish at no extra cost and you will exert complete control over it via a very simple-to-work-with GUI – you’ll be able to start, to discontinue or to reboot an instance, to view an exhaustive log, to delete the cached content for any site and much more. The Varnish caching platform will have several gigabytes of memory at its disposal, so even if you host large Internet sites with multiple visitors, you will notice the substantially faster website load times and the lowered load on the server. This will become a fact shortly after you begin using the Varnish platform, as it will require a certain amount of time to cache the pages that people access. You can take full advantage of the platform’s capability if the Internet sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP address, but due to the fact that your dedicated server includes several IP addresses by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of the monthly charge for the machine itself.