Varnish can vastly raise the general performance of your websites. Find out how to make the most of its power.
Varnish is a web app accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, as it can increase the load speed of any Internet site, at times even by 100 percent, depending on the content. This tool is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to lower the overall load on the physical server and to boost the access speed for the site visitors. Whenever a visitor opens a page on a particular website, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested information is delivered as a reply. If Varnish is activated, it caches the web pages that the website visitor opens and if any of them is opened for a second time, it’s delivered by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The performance improvement is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests tremendously quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the users. In case any data is edited in the meantime, the cached pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody opens them.
Varnish in Website Hosting
We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each website hosting plan
and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your website hosting account through the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the websites that you’d like to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 32 megabytes, shows the total amount of data that the platform can store at any given time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s user-friendly interface will allow you to delete or to reboot any instance, to check comprehensive system logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just one click. For optimal results, you can employ a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your website will load tremendously faster, meaning more satisfied website users and potential customers.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated hosting plans
that we’re offering will allow you to use Varnish once your brand new semi-dedicated server account is active, as the data caching platform is available by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the moment your account is activated, so you can take advantage of this load balancing software as soon as your site has been launched. If you’re in need of more system memory, you can get 32 MB at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated machine instantly. You can also increase the number of the sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not bound directly to the amount of system memory that you use, which goes to say that you will have more flexibility. The platform will noticeably reduce the load on the server that your websites cause, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-opening pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish platform without any effort from your Hepsia Control Panel using fast-access buttons. You will be able to start/remove any of the instances that you have, to clear the cached data for any of your Internet sites or to check system logs.
Varnish in VPS Servers
The Varnish data caching platform is included by default with all VPS web hosting plans
that we offer on the condition that the machine is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can improve the work of your websites with just a few clicks of the mouse. The more powerful the plan, the more memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a lower-end package, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you’ve got a number of websites, you’ll notice a serious reduction in the server load and a considerably better website loading speed. The Varnish caching platform will have to work for a while while the visitors navigate the website and once the website content has been cached, you will notice the results. One of the pros of using Varnish is that a less powerful and less pricey VPS plan will accomplish the same job as a more high-priced one without the platform, so not only will your websites work much better, but you’ll also save a certain amount of money.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
All dedicated web hosting plans
which are ordered with the tailor-made Hepsia hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you will get with the dedicated machine. The Varnish platform can be enabled and managed without effort through the Hepsia Control Panel’s intuitive interface and, with no more than one single mouse click, you can browse an exhaustive system log, add or restart an instance, delete the cached data associated with any site and much, much more. Shortly after you set up Varnish for a specific domain or sub-domain, it will start caching the pages accessed by the site visitors and once it has cached enough content, you’ll perceive a tremendously faster site performance as well as a reduced load on your dedicated server. With Varnish-dedicated system memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you will be able to use the platform for load balancing purposes even if you host a lot of Internet sites on the machine.