Varnish is a web application accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, because it can increase the load speed of any site, at times even by one hundred percent, based on the content itself. This tool is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to lower the overall load on the server and to increase the browsing speed for the website visitors. Whenever a visitor accesses a page on a particular site, the browser request is processed by the web server and the requested information is sent as a reply. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the pages that the website visitor browses and in case any of them is opened once more, it’s fetched by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The improvement in the overall performance comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests considerably faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. If any content is modified meanwhile, the cached web pages will also be updated the next time somebody tries to open them.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

You can unlock Varnish’s potential and accelerate your websites’ speed regardless of the shared hosting package that you have selected and you can activate and set up the platform with several mouse clicks from the easy-to-work-with GUI offered by our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be able to choose two different things – how many websites will use the Varnish caching platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much info 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 and less memory and vice versa. If you have plenty of content on a given website and you draw a lot of visitors, more system memory will give you a better result. You may also consider using a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish platform. Hepsia will offer you simple one-click controls for discontinuing or rebooting any instance, for deleting the cache associated with any site and for seeing elaborate logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting include Varnish by default, so you can make use of the accelerator and accelerate any site that you host on our platform. You will get 64 megabytes of system memory dedicated to Varnish at no extra fee and you’ll be able to create an instance with no more than a few clicks through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated server plans. In case you want more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 MB through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be available to you instantaneously. You can also add more instances as an upgrade, so you can decide if lots of data will be cached for a single site or whether the available memory will be utilized by multiple sites. Hepsia will enable you to restart or to delete any instance, to see the system log for it or to clear the cached content using one-click buttons. To get the most out of the Varnish accelerator, you can assign a dedicated IP to the Internet sites which will employ it.

Varnish in VPS Hosting

You can use Varnish with each of our virtual private server packages at no additional charge, since the data caching platform is pre-installed and is included by default. The one and only condition is that the Virtual Private Server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you’ll be able to activate Varnish for any of your websites with just a couple of mouse clicks. Each VPS plan offers a different amount of memory for data caching purposes, but you will have minimum several hundred MB, which is sufficient enough even for several large-size websites. Shortly after you activate the Varnish platform, it’ll begin caching the content that your website visitors open, so you’ll notice the significantly better website loading speeds and the reduced load on the virtual machine in no time. Varnish will permit you to use a less pricey VPS server, as you will not require that many resources to warrant the proper operation of your Internet sites even if you own resource-consuming websites with lots of visitors. Maximum results are achieved if the sites which use the Varnish platform also use a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you will acquire Varnish at no additional fee and you’ll have total control over it via a very time and effort saving graphical interface – you will be able to start, to remove or to restart an instance, to see an elaborate log, to delete the cached content for any Internet site and much more. Varnish will have several GB of memory at its disposal, so even if you host resource-swallowing sites with many visitors, you’ll notice the substantially better site load speeds and the less load. This will become a fact soon after you begin using the Varnish platform, as it will need a certain amount of time to cache the pages that visitors open. You can take full advantage of the platform’s capabilities in case the Internet sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP address, but owing to the fact that your server comes with several IPs by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of your monthly charge for the server itself.