Varnish is a web app accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, because it can increase the loading speed of any site, sometimes even by 100%, depending on the content. This tool is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to decrease the overall server load and to enhance the browsing speed for the website visitors. Anytime a visitor loads a page on a certain Internet site, the web browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested info 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 loaded for a second time, it is delivered by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The improvement in the performance comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the browser requests significantly faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. In case any content is modified meanwhile, the cached webpages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone tries to open them.
Varnish in Website Hosting
We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each website hosting and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your account using the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There’re two different features that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one pertains to the number of the websites that you wish to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 32 MB, pertains to the maximum amount of data that the platform can store at any particular moment. The Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-use GUI will enable you to delete or to reboot any instance, to check comprehensive system logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just one click. For optimum results, you can use a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your website will load substantially faster, which means more satisfied site visitors and potential clients.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
All our semi-dedicated servers come with Varnish by default, so you can make full use of the web app accelerator tool and enhance the speed of any website that you host on our platform. You’ll get 64 MB of system memory particularly for the Varnish accelerator at no extra cost and you’ll be able to activate an instance with no more than a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated server plans. In case you need 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 immediately. You can also add more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can choose if a lot of content will be cached for one website or if the memory will be utilized by different Internet sites. Hepsia will permit you to restart or to stop any instance, to view the system log file associated with it or to delete the cached data using single-click buttons. To take full advantage of the Varnish accelerator, you can assign a dedicated IP to the sites that will employ it.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
You can use Varnish in order to optimize the loading speed of any website that is hosted on a dedicated server from us if the Hepsia Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the content caching platform ready for use at no extra fee, but you’ll also have complete control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s user-friendly interface. It will take just one click of the mouse to start or stop an instance or to clear the cached content for any Internet site that is using the Varnish platform and if you are more advanced, you can also see the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with at least three gigabytes of memory for caching purposes, so even if you run numerous websites on your dedicated machine and they all use the platform, the difference in their performance will be apparent. You will only need to wait for a little while until Varnish caches whatever pages the visitors load on their end. The Varnish platform works best when the Internet sites use a dedicated IP, but since our dedicated servers come with 3 cost-free IP addresses, you will have all that you need.