Varnish is a website accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, as it can increase the load speed of any website, at times even by one hundred percent, depending on the content itself. This tool is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to reduce the overall server load and to boost the browsing speed for the website visitors. Whenever a visitor opens a page on a given site, the web browser request is handled by the web server and the requested info is returned as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the pages that the visitor opens and if any of them is opened for a second time, it’s fetched by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The performance improvement is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests significantly quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. If any content is changed in the meantime, the cached webpages will also be updated the next time someone opens them.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each of our cloud hosting service. You can add it to your hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel, which is available with all shared hosting packages and you’ll get an exceptionally easy-to-use GUI, which will grant you full control over the caching platform. Using 1-click quick-access buttons, you can restart or turn off any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer work for a given site. You can also view an exhaustive log file or erase the cache associated with any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your shared web hosting plan, you will be able to select the maximum amount of memory that will be available to you for content caching purposes and the number of the sites that will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for optimal performance, you can allocate a dedicated IP address to the websites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to get the most out of your sites and to have many gratified users.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Varnish platform is part of the default service set that you will receive if you choose to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can activate it for any of your websites through our next-gen Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default memory that Varnish can use to cache content is 64 megabytes, but if you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this amount of memory from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the websites that can use this caching platform at the same time. As these two things are not linked to each other, you can use a couple of sites with the default amount of memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for one single web site. The Varnish caching platform performs best when you set a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with a simple means of rebooting any instance. Furthermore, you’ll be able to delete the cached data with only one single mouse click.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can use the workload balancing capabilities of Varnish with each of our Linux VPS servers in case you select Hepsia as your Control Panel. The data caching platform is available by default and the memory that it will be able to utilize to cache the content of your websites is dependent upon the given package that you have picked, but even with the less powerful packages, you will have at least several hundred megabytes of system memory at your disposal exclusively for data caching purposes. This amount is enough to improve the overall performance of numerous Internet sites. It will take a little time for you to distinguish the effects, as Varnish caches the content that website visitors request, but shortly thereafter you’ll notice the substantially reduced load on the Virtual Private Server and the increased Internet site load speed. Varnish will allow you to make use of a lower-end Virtual Private Server package for sites that would usually need a more pricey web hosting solution.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you need a more powerful hosting solution and you obtain one of the dedicated servers offered by us, you will be able to use the Varnish platform to enhance the performance of your Internet sites at no extra fee on the condition that the server is ordered with our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel. Its simple-to-work-with interface will permit you to keep an eye on system processes, to delete the cached content or to restart any instance with one mouse click. The minimum amount of system memory that Varnish can use to cache website content is three gigabytes, which is quite enough for a huge collection of popular websites, so your dedicated server will be able to deal with a massive system load while your visitors are enjoying a seamless web browsing experience. As your dedicated server will come with a number of dedicated IPs, you will be able to use Varnish’s maximum potential.