Varnish is a web accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, as it can increase the speed of any site, at times even by one hundred percent, based on the content itself. This tool is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to decrease the overall load on the server and to boost the browsing speed for the website visitors. Each time a visitor accesses a page on a specific Internet site, the web 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 in case any of them is opened for a second time, it’s fetched by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The increase in the overall performance comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the browser requests tremendously faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. If any content is edited in the meantime, the cached webpages will also be updated the next time someone tries to open them.
Varnish in Shared Hosting
Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each and every shared hosting package and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your shared hosting account using the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There are two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one pertains to the number of the websites that you wish to employ Varnish for and the second one, which is offered in increments of 32 MB, shows the maximum amount of content that the content caching platform can cache at any particular time. Hepsia’s simple-to-work-with graphical interface will enable you to turn off or to reboot any instance, to view elaborate logs or to clear the platform’s cache with just click of the mouse. For optimum results, you can employ a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will open substantially faster, which means more satisfied site visitors and prospective clients.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The semi-dedicated hosting that we’re offering will allow you to employ Varnish once your new semi-dedicated account is active, as the content caching platform is available by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the second your account is enabled, so you can make use of this load balancing software as soon as your site has been published online. If you need more memory, you can add 32 megabytes at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated machine in an instant. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly bound to the amount of memory that you use, which means that you will have more versatility. The Varnish platform will significantly decrease the load on the machine that your sites produce, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-opening pages. You’ll be able to manage the Varnish platform with no effort from your Control Panel using fast-access buttons. You’ll be able to start/disable any of the instances that you’ve got, to delete the cached files associated with any of your websites or to see system log files.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
You can employ Varnish to optimize the loading speed of any site that’s hosted on a dedicated server from our company when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed on the machine. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready to be used at no additional cost, but you will also exert total control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with interface. It will take only one mouse click to start or terminate an instance or to delete the cache for any Internet site that is using Varnish and if you’re more practiced, you can also browse the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than three gigabytes of system memory for content caching purposes, so even in case you host a lot of Internet sites on your machine and they all use the platform, the improvement in their overall performance will be obvious. You’ll only need to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever web pages the website visitors open on their end. The Varnish platform works best if the websites use a dedicated IP address, but considering the fact that our servers come with 3 charge-free IPs, you’ll have everything you need.