Varnish is a web app accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, as it can increase the speed of any website, sometimes even by one hundred percent, based on the content. This tool is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to decrease the overall load on the physical server and to boost the access speed for the site visitors. Each time a visitor loads a page on a given site, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested info is served as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the pages that the site visitor browses and if any of them is loaded once more, 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 browser requests considerably faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. In case any content is modified meanwhile, the cached pages will also be updated the next time somebody accesses them.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each and every shared hosting and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your web hosting account using the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two different things that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the websites that you wish to use Varnish for and the second one, which comes in increments of 32 megabytes, displays the maximum amount of content that the content caching platform can cache at any given moment. Hepsia’s easy-to-use graphical interface will permit you to shut down or to restart any instance, to check detailed system logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For optimal results, you can use a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will load tremendously faster, which means more happy website users and potential customers.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated hosting plans include Varnish by default, so you can make full use of the website accelerator and boost the loading speed of any website that you host on our platform. You will get 64 MB of memory dedicated to the Varnish accelerator at no additional cost and you’ll be able to enable an instance with no more than a couple of mouse clicks through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated server plans. In case you need more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 MB through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be available to you immediately. You can also add more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can choose if lots of data will be cached for a single site or if the memory will be utilized by different websites. Hepsia will allow you to reboot or to remove any instance, to see the system log associated with it or to delete the cached content using one-click controls. To take full advantage of the Varnish accelerator, you can assign a dedicated IP address to the websites which will use it.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can use the workload balancing capabilities of Varnish with each of our VPS plans in case you choose Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel. The platform is available by default and the memory that it’ll be able to use to cache the content of your websites is dependent upon the specific Virtual Private Server plan that you have chosen, but even with the lower-end packages, you will have at least several hundred MB of system memory at your disposal only for content caching purposes. This amount is sufficient to enhance the work of multiple sites. It will take some time for you to see the effects, as the Varnish platform caches the content that site visitors open, but soon after that you will notice the significantly less load on your server and the accelerated website loading speed. The Varnish caching platform will permit you to make use of a less powerful Virtual Private Server plan for Internet sites that would typically need a more high-priced hosting solution.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated servers that are ordered with the custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel feature Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed software platforms that you’ll get with the dedicated server. The Varnish data caching platform can be activated and managed with ease from the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-use graphical interface and, with no more than one mouse click, you can see a comprehensive system log, create or reboot an instance, delete the cached content associated with any Internet site and much more. Soon after you configure Varnish for a given domain or subdomain, it will start caching the webpages requested by the site visitors and as soon as it has cached enough web content, you’ll observe a considerably better website performance and a lowered load on your server. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at three gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the software platform for workload balancing purposes even if you host many Internet sites on your server.