Varnish is a web app accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, as it can increase the speed of any Internet site, sometimes even by 100 percent, based on the content itself. This tool is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to lower the overall load on the physical machine and to enhance the access speed for the website visitors. Anytime a visitor accesses a page on a particular site, the web browser request is handled by the web server and the requested information is returned as a reply. If Varnish is activated, it caches the pages that the website visitor browses and in case any of them is opened once more, it’s fetched by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The boost in the performance is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests considerably 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 web pages will also be updated the next time someone opens them.
Varnish in Web Hosting
Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux web hosting packages. You can add it to your hosting account through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is available with all shared hosting packages and you will get a pretty simple-to-work-with interface, which will grant you full control over the content caching system. Using one-click fast-access controls, you can reboot or terminate any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer be activated for a specific site. You can also check a detailed system log or erase the cache for any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your shared web hosting plan, you will be able to select the maximum amount of memory that will be at your disposal for data caching purposes and the number of the websites that will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for optimum performance, you can allocate a dedicated IP address to the sites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to get the most out of your sites and to have a lot of pleased visitors.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages include Varnish by default, so you can make full use of the web application accelerator and improve the speed of any site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You’ll get 64 megabytes of memory exclusively for Varnish at no extra cost and you will be able to add an instance with no more than a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated packages. In case you need more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 MB in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be at your disposal instantaneously. You can also order more instances as an upgrade, so you can decide if lots of content will be cached for a single site or if the memory will be used by different Internet sites. Hepsia will allow you to reboot or to stop any instance, to see the system log file for it or to clear the cached data using single-click buttons. To take full advantage of the Varnish accelerator, you can get a dedicated IP for the sites that will employ it.
Varnish in VPS Hosting
We provide Varnish with all of the Hepsia-managed Linux VPS hosting packages, so if you purchase a VPS with this Control Panel, you will be able to take advantage of the content caching platform at no additional fee. The Varnish platform can utilize different amounts of system memory for content caching purposes depending on the very Virtual Private Server package that you have picked on the order page, but at any rate, this amount won’t be less than several hundred megabytes. This is quite enough to enhance the overall performance of a number of large-size websites, so the faster site loading speeds and the less load on your virtual machine will be perceptible. The effect may not be evident instantly, as the Varnish platform will require some time to cache the content that people browse, but shortly after you set it up, you will feel its full potential. This platform will permit you to use a less powerful Virtual Private Server and to pay less money to get the very same performance you’d get with a higher-end machine without Varnish.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
When you want a more powerful hosting solution and you purchase any of the Linux dedicated servers hosting packages offered by us, you’ll be able to use the Varnish caching platform to enhance the overall performance of your websites at no additional fee on the condition that the dedicated server is ordered with our next-generation Hepsia Control Panel. Its easy-to-work-with GUI will allow you to keep track of system processes, to delete the cached content or to reboot any instance with one click. The minimal amount of memory that the Varnish platform can employ to cache site content is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough for a large selection of high-demand sites, so your dedicated server will be able to cope with a tremendous load while your site visitors are enjoying a smooth web browsing experience. Since your machine will come with several dedicated IP addresses, you will be able to use Varnish’s full capacity.