Varnish is a web application accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, because it can increase the load speed of any Internet site, sometimes even by 100%, based on the content itself. This tool is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to lower the overall load on the physical server and to boost the access speed for the website visitors. Each time a visitor opens a page on a particular site, the browser request is processed by the web server and the requested info is returned as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the pages that the site visitor opens and if any of them is opened once more, it is fetched by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The performance boost is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests significantly quicker than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the users. In case any content is modified meanwhile, the cached webpages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone attempts to open them.
Varnish in Hosting
Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with all our Linux hosting. You can add it to your website hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel, which is available with all shared hosting packages and you’ll get a rather simple-to-work-with interface, which will give you full control over the data caching platform. Using 1-click fast-access buttons, you can restart or deactivate any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be activated for a particular Internet site. You can also check a detailed system log or clear the cache associated with any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your web hosting plan, you will be able to select the total amount of memory that will be at your disposal for data caching purposes and the number of the sites that will use Varnish. You can always add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for maximum performance, you can allocate a dedicated IP address to the sites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to get the most out of your websites and to have lots of happy site visitors.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting
You can use Varnish to increase the load speed of any website that is hosted on a dedicated server from our company if the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the platform ready to be used at no extra cost, but you will also exert full control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-navigate graphical interface. It’ll take just one click to start or discontinue an instance or to delete the cache associated with any website that is using Varnish and if you are more knowledgeable, you can also view the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 GB of memory for data caching purposes, so even if you run many websites on your dedicated server and they all use the Varnish platform, the improvement in their overall performance will be noticeable. You will only have to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever pages the site visitors load on their end. The Varnish platform works best if the sites use a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that our servers include 3 cost-free IPs, you’ll have all that you need.