Varnish can immensely increase the performance of your sites. See how to make best use of its power.
Varnish is a website accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, because it can increase the speed of any site, sometimes even by 100%, depending on the content itself. This tool is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to lower the overall load on the physical machine and to increase the browsing speed for the site visitors. Whenever a visitor loads a page on a particular website, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested content is delivered as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the pages that the website visitor browses and if any of them is opened for a second time, it is served by Varnish and not by the server directly. The boost in the performance comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests substantially faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the users. In case any data is changed meanwhile, the cached web pages will also be updated the next time somebody opens them.
Varnish in Shared Website Hosting
Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each shared website hosting plan
and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your shared web hosting account via the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two different features that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the sites that you want to use Varnish for and the second one, which is offered in increments of 32 megabytes, indicates the total amount of data that the platform can store at any given time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-use graphical interface will enable you to stop or to reboot any instance, to check elaborate system logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For optimum results, you can employ a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your website will load much faster, which means more satisfied site visitors and prospective customers.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
Varnish is offered as standard with all semi-dedicated plans
offered by our company and you can use it for load distribution purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The data caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can employ it with any Internet site that you host in the semi-dedicated account. In case you’re in need of more, you can increase the memory allocation. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 megabytes in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The very same Upgrades section will permit you to add more instances too, if you would like to use the Varnish caching platform with more Internet sites. The two things can be added separately – you can cache the content of a single traffic-heavy website or use several sites with the default memory allocation. You can take full advantage of the Varnish platform in case you have a dedicated IP and you can order one with your semi-dedicated server package as well. Hepsia will give you complete control over the caching platform and, with no more than one single mouse click, you will be able to delete the cached data, to check a system log file or to restart an instance.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can take full advantage of the workload balancing capabilities of Varnish with all our VPS web hosting plans
if you choose Hepsia as your Control Panel. The platform is available by default and the amount of system memory that it will be able to utilize to cache your website content depends upon the particular Virtual Private Server package that you have picked, but even with the lower-end packages, you will have at least several hundred MB of memory at your disposal only for data caching purposes. This amount is sufficient enough to boost the overall performance of multiple websites. It will take a little time for you to see the results, as Varnish caches the content that website visitors browse, but shortly thereafter you’ll notice the substantially less load on the VPS and the improved website load speed. Varnish will permit you to make use of a less powerful package for websites which would typically require a more expensive hosting solution.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
All dedicated web hosting plans
which are ordered with the custom-built Hepsia web hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is among the pre-installed software platforms that you will get with the machine. The Varnish data caching platform can be enabled and managed with ease via the Hepsia Control Panel’s intuitive GUI and, with no more than one click, you can browse a comprehensive log, create or reboot an instance, delete the cache associated with any website and much more. Shortly after you set up Varnish for a specific domain or sub-domain, it will start caching the web pages accessed by the visitors and as soon as it has cached enough web content, you will witness a considerably faster site performance in addition to a lowered load on your server. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at three gigabytes, you will be able to use the software platform for load balancing purposes even if you host plenty of sites on the machine.