Varnish is a web application accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, because it can increase the loading speed of any website, at times even by one hundred percent, based on the content itself. This tool is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to reduce the overall load on the physical server and to increase the browsing speed for the site visitors. Each time a visitor opens a page on a particular site, the web browser request is handled by the web server and the requested data is served as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the pages that the visitor browses and in case any of them is loaded for a second time, it’s fetched by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The improvement in the performance is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests significantly faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. In case any data is edited meanwhile, the cached pages will also be updated the next time someone attempts to open them.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

You can take advantage of Varnish’s potential and improve the load speed of your sites regardless of the shared hosting package that you have selected and you can activate and configure the data caching platform with several mouse clicks via the simple-to-work-with interface offered by our next-generation Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the procedure, you will be able to choose two separate things – how many websites will employ the Varnish platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much data will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 MB and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can add more instances with less memory and the other way around. If you’ve got plenty of content on a particular website and you win lots of visitors, more system memory will guarantee 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 provide you with easy 1-click controls for stopping or rebooting any instance, for clearing the cache for each website and for viewing detailed logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The semi-dedicated packages that we offer will permit you to use Varnish once your brand new semi-dedicated server account has been created, since the content caching platform comes by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the moment your account is activated, so you can use this workload balancing software as soon as your website has been published to the web. In case you need more memory, you can add 32 megabytes at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated machine immediately. You can also increase the number of the sites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not linked directly to the amount of memory that you use, which suggests that you will enjoy more versatility. The caching platform will significantly decrease the load that your websites produce, so your visitors can enjoy fast-loading web pages. You’ll be able to manage the Varnish caching platform without effort through your Hepsia Control Panel using fast-access buttons. You will be able to start/stop any of the instances that you’ve got, to clear the cache associated with any of your sites or to see system log files.

Varnish in VPS

You can take advantage of Varnish with any of our virtual private server plans at no additional cost, since the platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The only prerequisite is that the server must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your Internet sites with just a few clicks. Each VPS plan offers a different amount of memory for data caching purposes, but you’ll have minimum several hundred MB, which is sufficient enough even for several resource-requiring websites. Shortly after you enable Varnish, it’ll start caching the content that your visitors browse, so you will notice the much faster webpage load times and the less load on the Virtual Private Server in no time. The Varnish caching platform will permit you to use a less costly VPS server, as you won’t need that many resources to warrant the correct operation of your Internet sites even if you manage resource-requiring websites with numerous visitors. Optimal results are accomplished if the sites which use Varnish use also a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

If you need a more powerful hosting solution and you get any of the Linux dedicated servers hosting packages offered by our company, you will be able to use the Varnish data caching platform to optimize the work of your websites at no additional fee on the condition that the server is ordered with our next-gen Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its easy-to-work-with interface will permit you to keep an eye on platform processes, to clear the cached files or to restart any instance with one single click of the mouse. The minimal amount of system memory that the platform can employ to cache Internet site content is 3 gigabytes, which is more than enough for a vast collection of heavy websites, so your server will be able to cope with a massive system load while your site visitors are enjoying a seamless browsing experience. As your dedicated machine will come with a number of dedicated IP addresses, you’ll be able to make use of Varnish’s maximum potential.