Varnish is a web application accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, as it can increase the loading speed of any website, sometimes even by 100%, depending on the content. This tool is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to decrease the overall load on the physical server and to enhance the browsing speed for the site visitors. Each time a visitor accesses a page on a given website, the web browser request is handled by the web server and the requested content is delivered as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the pages that the visitor browses and if any of them is accessed again, it’s delivered by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The improvement in the overall performance is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests significantly quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. If any content is changed in the meantime, the cached webpages will also be updated the next time somebody attempts to access them.

Varnish in Shared Website Hosting

If you host your websites in a shared website hosting account with us, you will be able to activate Varnish with a couple of clicks from your Control Panel. The content caching platform comes as an optional upgrade with all our web hosting plans and you can select the number of the sites that will use it and the maximum amount of system memory that will be available for the cached content. The two features that can be upgraded in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the number of instances and the amount of memory and they’re not tied directly to each other, so you can choose whether you want lots of memory for one large-sized website or less memory for several smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of Varnish if the sites use a dedicated IP address. With the hosting Control Panel, you can effortlessly start/reboot/remove an instance, clear the cached contents independently for each website which uses the Varnish platform or check an exhaustive log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated servers offered by our company will allow you to employ Varnish once your brand-new account has been created, as the content caching platform is available by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the moment your account is enabled, so you can use this load distribution software as soon as your website has been taken online. In case you need more system memory, you can get 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated server in a flash. You can also increase the number of the websites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not bound directly to the amount of system memory that you use, which goes to say that you will have more freedom. The Varnish caching platform will seriously decrease the load on the semi-dedicated server that your sites cause, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-opening web pages. You’ll be able to manage the Varnish caching platform with ease via your Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access controls. You’ll be able to start/disable any of the instances that you have, to delete the cache for any of your Internet sites or to see system logs.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can use Varnish with all our VPS server packages at no additional fee, as the data caching platform is pre-installed and is included by default. The one and only precondition is that the Virtual Private Server must come with the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you will be able to set up Varnish for any of your sites with just a couple of mouse clicks. Each VPS package features a different amount of memory for caching purposes, but you’ll have minimum several hundred megabytes, which is sufficient even for several traffic-intensive websites. Soon after you set up Varnish, it’ll begin caching the content that your visitors access, so you will notice the significantly faster Internet site loading times and the decreased load in no time. Varnish will permit you to use a less costly VPS, as you will not need that many resources to guarantee the uninterrupted operation of your Internet sites even if you have popular sites with plenty of visitors. Optimum results are achieved if the websites which use the Varnish platform also use a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated web hosting plans which are ordered with the in-house developed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed software platforms that you will get with the server. The Varnish content caching platform can be activated and administered with ease through the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-use GUI and, with no more than one single click, you can check an elaborate system log, add or reboot an instance, delete the cached content associated with any site and much, much more. Soon after you enable Varnish for a particular domain or subdomain, it will start caching the web pages opened by your website visitors and once it has cached enough web content, you will perceive a considerably better site performance plus a lowered load on the dedicated machine. With Varnish-dedicated system memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the platform for load distribution purposes even if you run a large number of websites on your dedicated machine.