Varnish is a web application accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, as it can increase the loading speed of any site, at times even by 100%, based on the content. This tool is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to reduce the overall load on the physical server and to accelerate the access speed for the site visitors. Every time a visitor loads a page on a given site, the browser request is processed by the web server and the requested info is returned as a response. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the pages that the website visitor browses and in case any of them is loaded once again, it is fetched by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The boost in the overall performance comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests tremendously quicker than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the users. If any content is modified in the meantime, the cached pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody opens them.
Varnish in Cloud Hosting
Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each cloud plan and if you want to use it, you can add it to your web hosting account through the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There’re two different things that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that you wish to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 32 megabytes, pertains to the total amount of content that the platform can store at any given time. Hepsia’s easy-to-work-with graphical interface will permit you to stop or to restart any instance, to see exhaustive logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just click of the mouse. For maximum results, you can employ a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your website will open tremendously faster, meaning more happy visitors and potential clients.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can use the workload balancing potential of Varnish with all our VPS plans when you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The platform is offered by default and the amount of memory that it’ll be able to utilize to cache your site content depends upon the particular VPS package that you have picked, but even with the less powerful packages, you will have no less than several hundred megabytes of system memory at your disposal solely for data caching purposes. This amount is sufficient enough to enhance the overall performance of numerous websites. It’ll take a little time for you to detect the effects, since Varnish caches the content that website visitors browse, but shortly thereafter you will notice the considerably reduced load on your VPS server and the accelerated website load speed. The Varnish caching platform will permit you to make use of a less powerful Virtual Private Server package for websites which would usually require a more costly hosting solution.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
All dedicated web hosting plans that are ordered with the in-house developed Hepsia web hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed platforms that you will get with the server. The Varnish platform can be configured and managed without effort via Hepsia’s simple-to-use interface and, with no more than one single mouse click, you can view a comprehensive system log, add or reboot an instance, delete the cached files for any site and much more. Soon after you configure Varnish for a given domain or sub-domain, it will start caching the webpages requested by your site visitors and once it has cached enough web content, you’ll witness a tremendously faster site performance and a reduced load on your dedicated machine. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you will be able to use the software platform for workload balancing purposes even if you run a large number of websites on the machine.