Varnish can greatly raise the performance of your websites. Find out how to take full advantage of its power.
Varnish is a web app accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, because it can increase the speed of any website, at times even by 100 percent, based on the content itself. This tool is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to reduce the overall server load and to boost the browsing speed for the site visitors. Anytime a visitor opens a page on a particular website, the web browser request is handled by the web server and the requested information is served as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the pages that the site visitor opens and in case any of them is opened once more, it’s served by Varnish and not by the server directly. The boost in the overall performance comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests significantly quicker than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the users. If any data is edited in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be updated the next time somebody attempts to open them.
Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting
You can unlock Varnish’s potential and improve your websites’ load speed irrespective of the cloud website hosting
package that you have chosen and you can add and configure the content caching platform with a few clicks using the user-friendly GUI offered by our avant-garde Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be able to select two separate things – how many sites will employ Varnish, i.e. the number of instances, and how much data will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can order more instances and less memory and vice versa. In case you have plenty of content on a particular Internet site and you attract numerous site visitors, more memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP for the sites that will use Varnish. Hepsia will provide you with simple 1-click controls for deactivating or restarting any instance, for erasing the cache for any website and for checking elaborate logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Varnish is a feature, which is offered as standard with all Linux semi-dedicated packages
that we’re offering and you can use it for workload distribution purposes. It is available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can employ it with any Internet site that you host in your semi-dedicated account. In case you need more than that, you can increase the memory allowance. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 MB through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The exact same section will permit you to create more instances too, if you would like to use the Varnish caching platform with more websites. The two upgrades can be added independently – you can cache the content of one frequently visited site or run several different sites with the default memory. You can get the most out of the Varnish caching platform if you use a dedicated IP and you can get one with your semi-dedicated package as well. Hepsia will grant you complete control over the platform and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you will be able to clear the cache, to see a log file or to reboot an instance.
Varnish in Dedicated Hosting
All Linux dedicated servers hosting packages
that are ordered with the tailor-made Hepsia hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed software platforms that you will get with the dedicated server. The Varnish data caching platform can be set up and managed effortlessly through Hepsia’s easy-to-navigate interface and, with no more than one click, you can see a comprehensive system log, create or restart an instance, clear the cached files for any site and much more. Shortly after you configure the Varnish platform for a particular domain or sub-domain, it will start caching the webpages accessed by the website visitors and once it has cached enough content, you will observe a significantly better website performance and a reduced load on the dedicated machine. With Varnish-dedicated system memory starting at 3 GB, you will be able to use the software platform for workload distribution purposes even if you run many Internet sites on the server.