Learn precisely what Varnish is. Discover much more about web accelerators and their function.
Varnish is a web accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, as it can increase the load speed of any site, at times even by one hundred percent, based on the content itself. This tool is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to decrease the overall server load and to boost the browsing speed for the site visitors. Each time a visitor loads a page on a specific site, the web browser request is processed by the web server and the requested data is returned as a reply. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the pages that the visitor browses and in case any of them is opened for a second time, it’s served by Varnish and not by the server directly. The performance increase comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests significantly faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. In case any content is edited meanwhile, the cached webpages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone attempts to open them.
Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting
We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each and every cloud web hosting
and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your web hosting account via the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There are two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one pertains to the number of the sites that you want to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 32 megabytes, pertains to the maximum amount of data that the data caching platform can store at any particular moment. The Hepsia Control Panel’s time and effort saving interface will enable you to stop or to reboot any instance, to view comprehensive logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just a click. For best results, you can use a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your site will load significantly faster, which means more pleased website users and potential customers.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers
The semi-dedicated servers
offered by our company will permit you to employ Varnish as soon as your brand new semi-dedicated server account is active, as the data caching platform is available by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the moment your account is activated, so you can take advantage of this workload distribution software as soon as your website has been published on the Internet. If you are in need of more system memory, you can order 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated server right away. You can also increase the number of the websites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly linked to the amount of system memory that you use, which means that you will have more versatility. The platform will enormously decrease the server load that your websites produce, so your site visitors can enjoy fast-loading web pages. You’ll be able to manage the Varnish platform with no effort through your Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access controls. You’ll be able to start/deactivate any of the instances that you have, to delete the cache associated with any of your websites or to view system logs.