Varnish can drastically increase the capabilities of your websites. Learn how to take advantage of its power.
Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web application accelerator that can boost the loading speed of a website by up to 1000%, depending on its content. Every time a visitor opens any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if the visitor loads it again. In this way, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will open much faster, as the Varnish caching platform can deliver information many times faster than any server software. The end result is a considerably faster loading site, which means a much-improved website browsing experience. If any of the cached webpages is updated on the actual Internet site, the info that Varnish caches in its system memory is updated too, so the users won’t end up seeing outdated content.
Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting
Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux cloud website hosting
and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your shared web hosting account using the Upgrades section in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the websites that you would like to employ Varnish for and the second one, which is offered in increments of 32 MB, pertains to the maximum amount of content that the content caching platform can cache at any given moment. Hepsia’s easy-to-work-with GUI will allow you to remove or to restart any instance, to check elaborate logs or to clear the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For maximum results, you can use a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your site will open significantly faster, which means more pleased site users and potential customers.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The Linux semi-dedicated hosting services
that we are offering will permit you to use Varnish as soon as your brand new account is active, since the data caching platform is offered by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the second your account is enabled, so you can use this load balancing software as soon as your website has been published online. If you need more memory, you can order 32 MB at a time from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated server immediately. You can also increase the number of the websites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not linked directly to the amount of memory that you use, which means that you’ll have more freedom. The Varnish platform will enormously reduce the load on the semi-dedicated machine caused by your websites, so your visitors can enjoy fast-loading web pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish platform with no effort via your Control Panel using fast-access buttons. You will be able to start/remove any of the instances that you’ve got, to clear the cached data associated with any of your websites or to check system logs.
Varnish in VPS
We offer Varnish with all of the Hepsia-managed VPS
, so in case you obtain a server with this Control Panel, you’ll be able to take full advantage of the caching platform at no extra cost. The Varnish platform can use different amounts of system memory for content caching purposes based on the particular VPS plan that you have chosen during the subscription process, but at any rate, this amount won’t be less than several hundred megabytes. This is quite enough to optimize the overall performance of several popular websites, so the faster site browsing speeds and the reduced load on the VPS will be perceptible. The effect may not be observable right away, since Varnish will require some time to cache the site content that users request, but shortly after you activate it, you’ll observe its full potential. This platform will allow you to use a less powerful server and to pay less cash to get the same performance you’d get with a more powerful machine without Varnish.
Varnish in Dedicated Hosting
All Linux dedicated hosting services
which are ordered with the tailor-made Hepsia hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you’ll get with the server. The Varnish content caching platform can be configured and managed without efforts via the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-use GUI and, with no more than one single click, you can see an in-depth system log, add or reboot an instance, delete the cached content associated with any Internet site and much more. Soon after you activate the Varnish platform for a given domain or sub-domain, it will begin caching the web pages browsed by the visitors and as soon as it has cached enough content, you’ll witness a significantly faster site performance as well as a reduced load on the dedicated server. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the software platform for workload distribution purposes even if you host an enormous number of Internet sites on your server.