Varnish can enormously increase the overall performance of your sites. See how to make best use of its power.
Varnish is a web app accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, because it can increase the loading speed of any site, at times even by 100%, based on the content itself. This tool is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to lower the overall server load and to improve the browsing speed for the website visitors. Each time a visitor accesses a page on a certain Internet site, the browser request is processed by the web server and the requested info is delivered as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the pages that the website visitor opens and if any of them is opened once more, it’s served by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The boost in the performance is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the browser requests tremendously faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. If any content is updated in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone tries to open them.
Varnish in Shared Website Hosting
Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux shared website hosting packages
. You can add it to your website hosting account via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is available with all shared web hosting plans and you will get a pretty user-friendly graphical interface, which will give you full control over the caching platform. Using one-click fast-access buttons, you can reboot or stop any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer be enabled for a certain website. You can also view a comprehensive system log file or delete the cache associated with any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your shared hosting package, you’ll be able to choose the total amount of memory that will be at your disposal for data caching purposes and how many sites will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for top performance, you can get a dedicated IP for the sites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to get the most out of your Internet sites and to have plenty of gratified users.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Varnish is a feature, which comes as standard with all semi-dedicated hosting
that we are offering and you can use it for workload distribution purposes. It is available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The Varnish caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can employ it with any site that you host in the account. In case you’re in need of more, you can increase the system memory allocation. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 MB in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The exact same section will allow you to activate more instances too, if you would like to use the Varnish caching platform with more sites. The two things can be added independently – you can cache the content of one frequently visited Internet site or run several different websites with the default memory allocation. You can take full advantage of Varnish in case you’ve got a dedicated IP address and you can get one with your semi-dedicated server plan as well. Hepsia will give you total control over the caching platform and, with no more than one single mouse click, you’ll be able to delete the cached contents, to view a log or to reboot an instance.
Varnish in VPS
The Varnish caching platform comes by default with each of the VPS
that we’re offering as long as the virtual machine is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can boost the performance of your sites with only a few mouse clicks. The more powerful the plan, the more memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a lower-end plan, the platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you have several different sites, you will notice a significant decrease in the overall server load and a much faster webpage load speed. The platform will need to work for a little while as the users navigate the pages and once the site content has been cached, you’ll distinguish the results. One of the advantages of using Varnish is that a lower-end and less high-priced VPS package will accomplish the same job as a more high-priced one without the platform, so not only will your sites perform much better, but you will also save a certain amount of cash.
Varnish in Dedicated Hosting
All Linux dedicated servers hosting packages
that are ordered with the in-house built Hepsia web hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed software platforms that you will get with the dedicated server. The Varnish platform can be enabled and administered effortlessly through the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-work-with interface and, with no more than one mouse click, you can view a detailed system log, create or restart an instance, clear the cached data associated with any website and much, much more. Soon after you configure the Varnish platform for a given domain or subdomain, it will begin caching the webpages requested by the visitors and as soon as it has cached enough web content, you will observe a considerably better site performance in addition to a decreased server load. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at three gigabytes, you will be able to use the software platform for load distribution purposes even if you run a large number of sites on your server.