Varnish is a web app accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, because it can increase the speed of any Internet site, at times even by 100%, depending on the content. This tool is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to decrease the overall load on the physical machine and to boost the access speed for the website visitors. Whenever a visitor loads a page on a specific site, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested data is served as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the pages that the website visitor opens and if any of them is accessed for a second time, it is served by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The increase in the overall performance is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests tremendously faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. If any data is edited in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody tries to access them.

Varnish in Hosting

If you host your sites under a hosting account with us, you will be able to add Varnish with a few mouse clicks via your hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform comes as an upgrade with all our shared packages and you can select the number of the websites that will use it and the total storage space that will be used for the cached content. The two upgradeable features in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the amount of memory and the number of instances and they aren’t tied directly to each other, so you can choose if you want plenty of memory for one single large-sized site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can take advantage of the full potential of the Varnish platform in case the websites use a dedicated IP address. With the Control Panel, you can easily start/reboot/delete an instance, delete the cached files independently for each site that uses Varnish or see an in-depth log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Varnish is included by default with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we are offering and you can use it for workload distribution purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The content caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can employ it with any site that you host in the semi-dedicated account. In case you need more, you can increase the system memory allocation. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 MB in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The exact same Upgrades section will allow you to add more instances as well, if you want to use Varnish with more sites. The two things can be added separately – you can cache the content of a single traffic-hungry website or run several different Internet sites with the default memory quota. You can take full advantage of Varnish in case you use a dedicated IP and you can get one with your semi-dedicated server package as well. Hepsia will give you total control over the caching platform and, with no more than one single mouse click, you’ll be able to clear the cached data, to check a log file or to restart an instance.

Varnish in VPS Hosting

You can take advantage of Varnish with all our virtual private server packages at no extra charge, since the platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The sole condition is that the virtual server must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you’ll be able to set up Varnish for any of your Internet sites with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. Each VPS package offers a different amount of memory for data caching purposes, but you’ll get no less than several hundred megabytes, which is sufficient enough even for multiple busy Internet sites. Shortly after you activate Varnish, it will begin caching the content that your site visitors open, so you will notice the tremendously better website load times and the less load on your VPS server very soon. Varnish will allow you to use a less expensive server, as you won’t require that much power to ensure the correct operation of your sites even if you manage resource-requiring Internet sites with numerous visitors. Optimal results are achieved if the Internet sites that use the Varnish caching platform also use a dedicated IP address.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

All Linux dedicated servers hosting packages which are ordered with the custom-developed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed software platforms that you’ll get with the machine. The Varnish content caching platform can be configured and managed with ease through the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-navigate graphical interface and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you can view a detailed log, add or restart an instance, delete the cached content for any website and much more. Shortly after you enable Varnish for a particular domain or subdomain, it will start caching the web pages loaded by your website visitors and as soon as it has cached enough web content, you will witness a significantly better website performance plus a decreased load on the dedicated machine. With Varnish-dedicated system memory starting at three gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the software platform for load distribution purposes even if you run a lot of websites on your dedicated machine.