Varnish can really improve the performance of your websites. Learn how to take advantage of its power.
Varnish is a web app accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, because it can increase the load speed of any website, sometimes even by 100%, depending on the content itself. This tool is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to reduce the overall load on the physical machine and to increase the browsing speed for the website visitors. Every time a visitor loads a page on a given site, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested information is returned as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the pages that the site visitor opens and if any of them is opened once more, it’s delivered by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The performance boost is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests substantially quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. If any data is modified meanwhile, the cached web pages will also be updated the next time somebody tries to access them.
Varnish in Website Hosting
We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux website hosting
and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your shared account via the Upgrades section in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two different things that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one depends on the number of the Internet sites that you’d like to employ Varnish for and the second one, which is offered in increments of 32 MB, shows the maximum amount of content that the platform can store at any given moment. Hepsia’s simple-to-use interface will enable you to switch off or to restart any instance, to view exhaustive system logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just click of the mouse. For maximum results, you can use a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your website will load much faster, meaning more pleased users and prospective clients.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Varnish is part of the default service set that you will get in case you decide to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server
account. You can enable it for any of your websites via our innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default amount of system memory that Varnish can use to cache content is 64 megabytes, but if you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this amount from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the websites that can use this caching platform at the same time. As these two things aren’t tied to each other, you can use a few instances with the default amount of memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for one single website. Varnish works best when you set a dedicated IP address for the websites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with an easy way of restarting any instance. What’s more, you’ll be able to clear the cached files with only one single click of the mouse.
Varnish in VPS Hosting
We offer Varnish with all of the Hepsia-managed Linux VPS hosting
, so in case you obtain a server with this Control Panel, you will be able to make the most of the data caching platform at no additional fee. The Varnish platform can utilize different amounts of system memory for content caching purposes depending on the very plan that you have picked during the order process, but nevertheless, this amount won’t be less than several hundred MB. This is quite enough to improve the performance of several different large sites, so the faster website browsing speeds and the reduced load on your VPS will be noticeable. The result may not be obvious instantly, as the Varnish platform will need some time to cache the site content that people request, but soon after you set it up, you will observe its full potential. This platform will permit you to use a lower-end VPS server and to give less cash to get the same performance you’d get with a more powerful machine without Varnish.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
In case you order a dedicated server
with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll get the Varnish caching platform at no additional cost and you’ll have full control over it via a quite simple-to-use graphical interface – you will be able to start, to disable or to reboot an instance, to browse an in-depth log, to delete the cached data associated with any Internet site and much more. The Varnish platform will have several gigabytes of memory at its disposal, so even if you run large-size websites with lots of visitors, you’ll notice the much better web page load speeds and the reduced load on the dedicated server. This will become a fact soon after you start using the Varnish platform, as it will require a certain amount of time to cache the content that people open. You can make the most of the platform’s capacity if the websites that are using it also use a dedicated IP address, but since your dedicated server comes with several IP addresses by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of the monthly fee for the server itself.