Varnish is a web accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, as it can increase the speed of any Internet site, at times even by 100 percent, depending 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 improve the browsing speed for the site visitors. Whenever a visitor accesses a page on a given Internet site, the browser request is processed by the web server and the requested data is delivered as a reply. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the pages that the site visitor opens and if any of them is accessed again, it’s delivered by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The performance improvement is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests tremendously faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. If any content is modified meanwhile, the cached pages will also be updated the next time someone tries to access them.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

You can unlock Varnish’s full potential and accelerate your websites’ speed regardless of the cloud hosting plan that you’ve selected and you can add and configure the content caching platform with several clicks of the mouse through the simple-to-use interface offered by our avant-garde Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be able to choose two separate things – how many Internet sites will employ the Varnish platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 MB and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can use more instances with less memory and the other way around. In case you have lots of content on a given website and you gain numerous site visitors, more system memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP for the sites that will use Varnish. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you easy 1-click controls for terminating or restarting any instance, for clearing the cache for any site and for seeing exhaustive system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Linux semi-dedicated hosting service offered by us will permit you to employ Varnish once your brand-new semi-dedicated server account is active, since the content caching platform is offered by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the second your account is activated, so you can take advantage of this workload balancing software once your site has been published to the web. If you are in need of more system memory, you can order 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated machine right away. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly bound to the amount of memory that you use, which goes to say that you will enjoy more versatility. The caching platform will considerably lower the load on the server that your sites cause, so your visitors can enjoy fast-loading pages. You’ll be able to manage Varnish without efforts from your Hepsia Control Panel using fast-access controls. You’ll be able to start/stop any of the instances that you have, to delete the cached data associated with any of your sites or to view system log files.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can use the workload balancing capabilities of Varnish with all our VPS servers in case you choose Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel. The Varnish data caching platform comes by default and the amount of system memory that it will be able to utilize to cache your website content is dependent on the particular VPS plan that you have selected, but even with the less powerful packages, you will have no less than several hundred megabytes of system memory at your disposal only for data caching purposes. This amount is enough to improve the overall performance of multiple Internet sites. It will take some time for you to notice the effects, as Varnish caches the content that visitors request, but soon thereafter you’ll notice the significantly decreased load and the increased site load speed. Varnish will allow you to use a less powerful Virtual Private Server package for sites that would normally require a more pricey web hosting solution.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can use Varnish to improve the load speed of any website that’s hosted on a dedicated server with our company if the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the caching platform ready for use at no additional cost, but you will also have full control over it through Hepsia’s simple-to-use graphical interface. It’ll take only one single mouse click to start or disable an instance or to delete the cached files associated with any site that is using Varnish and if you are more trained, you can also check the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 gigabytes of memory for web content caching purposes, so even if you host a large number of sites on your dedicated machine and they all use the caching platform, the difference in their overall performance will be obvious. You’ll simply have to wait for a little while until Varnish caches whatever web pages the visitors load on their end. The platform works best if the sites use a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that our dedicated servers include three free-of-charge IP addresses, you will have all that you need.