Varnish is a web accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, because it can increase the speed of any website, at times even by 100 percent, based on the content itself. This tool is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to lower the overall server load and to improve the access speed for the site visitors. Each time a visitor loads a page on a specific website, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested content is returned as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the web pages that the visitor browses and if any of them is opened once again, it is delivered by Varnish and not by the server directly. The performance boost is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the browser requests considerably quicker than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. If any data is modified meanwhile, the cached pages will also be updated the next time someone opens them.

Varnish in Shared Website Hosting

You can unlock Varnish’s potential and enhance your websites’ speed regardless of the shared website hosting package that you have chosen and you can activate and set up the content caching platform with several mouse clicks via the easy-to-work-with GUI offered by our avant-garde Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be able to choose two separate things – how many websites will use the Varnish caching platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 MB and is not bound 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 given website and you receive lots of visitors, more system memory will give you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the Varnish caching platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you simple one-click buttons for turning off or rebooting any instance, for clearing the cache for any site and for checking exhaustive logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The semi-dedicated hosting services offered by us will permit you to employ Varnish as soon as your brand-new account has been opened, since the platform comes by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the second your account is activated, so you can make use of this workload balancing software as soon as you launch your site. In case you are in need of more memory, you can get 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated server straight away. You can also increase the number of the websites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not linked directly to the amount of system memory that you use, which suggests that you’ll enjoy more freedom. The platform will considerably decrease the load on the semi-dedicated machine that your websites generate, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-opening web pages. You’ll be able to manage Varnish without any effort from your Control Panel using quick-access controls. You’ll be able to start/disable any of the instances that you’ve got, to clear the cached content for any of your sites or to view system logs.

Varnish in VPS

You can take advantage of Varnish with each of our virtual private server packages at no extra cost, as the caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The sole precondition is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you’ll be able to set up Varnish for any of your websites with just a couple of mouse clicks. Each Virtual Private Server plan features a different amount of system memory for caching purposes, but you will get at least several hundred megabytes, which is sufficient enough even for multiple traffic-heavy Internet sites. Soon after you set up the Varnish platform, it’ll begin caching the content that your website visitors request, so you will notice the much faster page loading times and the lowered load on the virtual machine in no time. The Varnish platform will permit you to use a less high-priced VPS, since you will not require that many resources to guarantee the proper operation of your websites even if you have large-sized sites with many visitors. Best results are achieved if the websites which use the Varnish caching platform also use a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

All Linux dedicated hosting services that are ordered with the in-house developed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you will get with the dedicated server. The Varnish data caching platform can be configured and managed without efforts from the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-navigate graphical interface and, with no more than one single mouse click, you can view a comprehensive system log, add or reboot an instance, delete the cache associated with any site and much, much more. Shortly after you enable Varnish for a certain domain or subdomain, it will begin caching the webpages accessed by your website visitors and once it has cached enough content, you will observe a tremendously better site performance as well as a decreased load. With Varnish-dedicated system memory starting at 3 GB, you’ll be able to use the software platform for workload balancing purposes even if you host an enormous number of sites on your dedicated machine.