Varnish is a web application accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, because it can increase the load speed of any Internet site, at times even by 100 percent, depending on the content itself. This tool is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to reduce the overall load on the physical machine and to accelerate the browsing speed for the site visitors. Anytime a visitor accesses a page on a specific Internet site, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested info is sent as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the web pages that the visitor opens and in case any of them is loaded again, it is served by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The performance improvement is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the browser requests substantially quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. In case any data is edited in the meantime, the cached webpages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone attempts to access them.

Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting

You can make use of Varnish’s potential and improve your websites’ load speed irrespective of the cloud website hosting plan that you have selected and you can activate and configure the data caching platform with a few clicks using the simple-to-use interface offered by our avant-garde Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you will be able to choose two separate things – how many sites will use the Varnish caching platform, in other words – 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 linked to the number of instances, so you can use more instances with less memory and the other way around. If you have lots of content on a certain site and you gain many website visitors, more memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP for the websites that will use Varnish. Hepsia will provide you with easy 1-click buttons for shutting down or rebooting any instance, for erasing the cache for any site and for viewing elaborate logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Varnish comes as standard with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting services that we’re offering and you can use it for workload balancing purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The Varnish caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can use it with any site that you host in your semi-dedicated account. If you need more than that, you can increase the memory allocation. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 megabytes in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The exact same section will permit you to add more instances as well, in case you would like to use the Varnish platform with more Internet sites. The two upgrades can be ordered separately – you can cache the content of a single traffic-heavy website or use a number of Internet sites with the default memory quota. You can take full advantage of the Varnish platform in case you’ve got a dedicated IP address and you can get one with your semi-dedicated plan as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you total control over the platform and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you’ll be able to delete the cached content, to check a log or to reboot an instance.

Varnish in VPS Hosting

You can take advantage of Varnish with any of our virtual private server packages at no additional fee, since the caching platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The only requirement is that the server must come with the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your websites with only a couple of clicks. Each VPS package includes a different amount of system memory for content caching purposes, but you will have at least several hundred megabytes, which is sufficient even for several traffic-heavy Internet sites. Shortly after you set up Varnish, it’ll start caching the content that your visitors access, so you’ll notice the substantially faster page loading times and the decreased load on the machine in no time. The Varnish platform will allow you to use a less expensive VPS, as you will not require that many resources to sustain the correct operation of your Internet sites even if you manage traffic-consuming sites with a lot of visitors. Optimum results are achieved if the sites which use the Varnish platform use also a dedicated IP address.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

All dedicated hosting services which are ordered with the tailor-made Hepsia web hosting Control Panel feature Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you’ll get with the dedicated server. The Varnish platform can be set up and managed without efforts via Hepsia’s easy-to-use GUI and, with no more than one single click, you can view an in-depth system log, add or restart an instance, delete the cached content for any site and much more. Soon after you configure the Varnish platform for a given domain or sub-domain, it will start caching the web pages requested by your website visitors and once it has cached enough web content, you will perceive a significantly better site performance and a reduced load. With Varnish-dedicated system memory starting at three gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the software platform for workload distribution purposes even if you host an immense number of sites on your server.