Varnish can immensely improve the capabilities of your sites. Learn how to make the most of its power.
Varnish is a web app accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, because it can increase the speed of any site, at times even by 100%, based on the content itself. This tool is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to decrease the overall load on the physical server and to accelerate the access speed for the site visitors. Each time a visitor opens a page on a certain website, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested info is served as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the web pages that the visitor opens and in case any of them is loaded once more, it’s delivered by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The performance increase comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests substantially faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. If any data is edited in the meantime, the cached webpages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone attempts to open them.
Varnish in Cloud Hosting
Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every cloud hosting
and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your shared web hosting account through the Upgrades section in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the sites that you wish to employ Varnish for and the second one, which is offered in increments of 32 megabytes, shows the maximum amount of content that the platform can store at any particular moment. Hepsia’s simple-to-use GUI will allow you to shut down or to restart any instance, to see comprehensive logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just one click. For best results, you can use a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will open significantly faster, which means more pleased site users and prospective clients.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
Varnish is included in the default service set that you will acquire if you decide to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server
account. You can activate it for any of your sites via our next-gen Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache content is 64 megabytes, but in case you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this amount of memory from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the sites that can use this platform simultaneously. As these two features aren’t tied to each other, you can use a couple of websites with the default memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for one single Internet site. Varnish performs best if you use a dedicated IP for the websites that utilize its power. Hepsia will give you an easy way of rebooting any instance. What’s more, you will be able to delete the cached data with just one click of the mouse.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can use Varnish with all our VPS server
plans at no additional charge, as the platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The only condition is that the VPS must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your sites with only a few clicks of the mouse. Each VPS plan offers a different amount of system memory for data caching purposes, but you’ll have at least several hundred megabytes, which is quite sufficient even for several large-scale websites. Soon after you set up Varnish, it’ll start caching the content that your site visitors access, so you will notice the tremendously better page load speeds and the lowered load on the machine in no time. Varnish will permit you to use a less expensive VPS, since you will not require that much power to sustain the correct operation of your sites even if you run resource-hungry websites with many visitors. Maximum results are achieved if the websites which use the Varnish platform also use a dedicated IP.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
If you need the most powerful website hosting solution and you purchase one of the dedicated servers
that we’re offering, you will be able to use the Varnish caching platform to improve the performance of your sites at no extra fee on the condition that the server is ordered with our leading-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its simple-to-navigate interface will allow you to monitor platform processes, to clear the cache or to restart any instance with a click. The smallest amount of memory that the platform can use to cache website content is three gigabytes, which is more than enough for an enormous collection of resource-consuming sites, so your dedicated server will be able to cope with a massive load while your Internet site visitors are having a smooth browsing experience. As your dedicated server will include several dedicated IPs, you’ll be able to use Varnish’s full potential.