Varnish is a web app accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, as it can increase the loading speed of any website, sometimes even by one hundred percent, depending on the content. This tool is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to lower the overall server load and to improve the browsing speed for the site visitors. Whenever a visitor accesses a page on a given site, the web browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested content is sent as a reply. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the web pages that the website visitor opens and in case any of them is loaded again, it’s delivered by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The performance increase comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests substantially faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. If any content is modified in the meantime, the cached pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone attempts to access them.

Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host your Internet sites in a cloud web hosting account with us, you will be able to activate Varnish with a couple of mouse clicks from your Control Panel. The content caching platform is offered as an upgrade with all our plans and you can select the number of the sites that will use it and the maximum amount of system memory that will be used for the cached content. The two features that can be upgraded in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the amount of system memory and the number of instances and they are not directly linked to each other, so you can choose whether you need plenty of memory for one single large-sized website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can make use of the full potential of the Varnish platform if the sites use a dedicated IP address. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can swiftly start/restart/terminate an instance, delete the cached files individually for each site that employs the Varnish platform or check an elaborate system log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated packages that we are offering will permit you to use Varnish as soon as your brand-new semi-dedicated account has been opened, as the caching platform comes by default. 64 MB of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the moment your account is activated, so you can use this load distribution software once your website has been built. In case you are in need of more system memory, you can order 32 MB at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated server momentarily. You can also increase the number of the sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not bound directly to the amount of system memory that you use, which goes to say that you’ll enjoy more versatility. The Varnish platform will enormously reduce the load on the server that your websites produce, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-opening pages. You will be able to manage Varnish with ease via your Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access buttons. You’ll be able to start/disable any of the instances that you have, to clear the cached data for any of your websites or to check system log files.

Varnish in VPS Hosting

We offer Varnish with all of the Hepsia-managed Linux VPS hosting, so in case you purchase a VPS with this web hosting Control Panel, you’ll be able to make full use of the content caching platform at no extra fee. The Varnish platform can utilize different amounts of system memory for caching purposes depending on the specific Virtual Private Server plan that you have picked during the signup process, but at any rate, this amount will not be less than several hundred megabytes. This is more than enough to optimize the overall performance of several different traffic-intensive sites, so the faster web page browsing speeds and the decreased load on the VPS server will be discernible. The result may not be detectable straight away, as Varnish will require some time to cache the website content that visitors browse, but shortly after you activate it, you’ll witness its full capacity. This caching platform will allow you to use a lower-end Virtual Private Server and to give less cash to get the exact same performance you would get with a higher-end machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

You can employ Varnish in order to improve the speed of any site that is hosted on a dedicated server with our company if the Hepsia Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready to be used at no extra fee, but you’ll also exert total control over it via Hepsia’s user-friendly GUI. It will take just a click to start or shut down an instance or to delete the cached data associated with any website that is using the Varnish platform and if you are more experienced, you can also view the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least three gigabytes of virtual memory for web content caching purposes, so even if you host plenty of Internet sites on your dedicated server and they all use the caching platform, the difference in their performance will be visible. You’ll only have to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever pages the website visitors open on their end. The Varnish platform performs best when the sites use a dedicated IP address, but since our dedicated servers include three free-of-cost IPs, you will have all that you need.