Varnish can really improve the overall performance of your web sites. Learn how to make the most of its power.
Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web accelerator tool that can increase the speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, depending on its content. Whenever 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 opens it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will load much faster, as the Varnish platform can deliver information many times faster than any server software. The end result will be a significantly faster loading site, which means an immensely improved visitor experience. In case any of the cached webpages is updated on the actual site, the info that Varnish stores in its memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the website visitors will not see out-of-date data.
Varnish in Cloud Hosting
Our company offers Varnish as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux cloud plan
and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your account through the Upgrades section in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There are two different things that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one depends on the number of the sites that you want to use Varnish for and the second one, which is offered in increments of 32 megabytes, indicates the maximum amount of data that the platform can store at any particular time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s time and effort saving graphical interface will allow you to switch off or to reboot any instance, to view detailed logs or to clear the platform’s cache with just one click. For optimum results, you can use a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will load substantially faster, meaning more happy visitors and potential clients.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
The Varnish data caching platform is included in the basic set of services that you’ll obtain when you decide to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server
account. You can configure it for any of your sites through our avant-garde Hepsia Control Panel. The default memory that Varnish can use to cache content is 64 megabytes, but in case you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this amount from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the websites that can use this caching platform at the same time. Since these two features are not bound to each other, you can use a couple of websites with the default amount of memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for a single Internet site. The Varnish caching platform works best if you assign a dedicated IP address to the sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you an easy means of rebooting any instance. What’s more, you will be able to delete the cached data with just one single click of the mouse.
Varnish in VPS Servers
You can take full advantage of the load balancing capabilities of Varnish with all our Linux VPS servers
if you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The Varnish caching platform is offered by default and the memory that it will be able to use to cache the content of your websites is dependent upon the particular package that you’ve selected, but even with the less powerful packages, you’ll have at least several hundred megabytes of memory at your disposal only for content caching purposes. This amount is sufficient enough to optimize the work of numerous sites. It will take a little time for you to distinguish the results, as Varnish caches the content that website visitors open, but soon after that you will notice the significantly less load on the Virtual Private Server and the accelerated website load speed. Varnish will permit you to make use of a less powerful VPS plan for Internet sites that would normally need a more expensive hosting service.
Varnish in Dedicated Servers
All Linux dedicated servers
that are ordered with the custom Hepsia website hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed software platforms that you’ll get with the dedicated machine. The Varnish platform can be activated and managed with ease from Hepsia’s time and effort saving GUI and, with no more than one single mouse click, you can view an exhaustive log, create or reboot an instance, clear the cached files for any site and much, much more. Soon after you enable the Varnish platform for a particular domain or subdomain, it will start caching the webpages loaded by your visitors and as soon as it has cached enough web content, you will witness a substantially faster website performance as well as a lowered load on your dedicated machine. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at 3 GB, you will be able to use the software platform for load balancing purposes even if you run plenty of sites on the machine.