Varnish is a web app accelerator, 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, depending on the content. This tool is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to lower the overall load on the physical machine and to accelerate the browsing speed for the website visitors. Every time a visitor accesses a page on a specific Internet site, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested information is returned as a response. If Varnish is activated, it caches the pages that the site visitor opens and if any of them is loaded again, it is served by Varnish and not by the server directly. The performance improvement is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests significantly faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the users. If any content is updated meanwhile, the cached web pages will also be updated the next time someone attempts to access them.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

In case you host your websites under a cloud hosting account with us, you will be able to activate Varnish with several mouse clicks via your hosting Control Panel. The content caching platform is available as an upgrade with all our shared web hosting packages and you can choose how many sites will use it and the maximum storage space that will be used for the cached data. The two upgradeable features in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the number of instances and the amount of system memory and they’re not directly tied to each other, so you can decide if you need lots of memory for a single large-size website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can unleash the full potential of the Varnish platform in case the sites use a dedicated IP. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can swiftly start/reboot/stop an instance, delete the cached files independently for each website that uses the Varnish platform or view an elaborate log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Varnish data caching platform is part of the default service set that you will get when you decide to host your Internet sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can enable it for any of your sites through our next-gen Hepsia Control Panel. The default memory that Varnish can use to cache content is 64 megabytes, but in case you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this memory from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the sites that can use this platform at the same time. Since these two things are not tied to each other, you can use several instances with the default memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for one single web site. Varnish performs best when you use a dedicated IP address for the websites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with an easy means of restarting any instance. In addition, you will be able to clear the cached files with just one single click of the mouse.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can use Varnish with all our VPS server packages at no additional fee, as the data caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The only condition is that the VPS must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you’ll be able to set up Varnish for any of your sites with only a couple of mouse clicks. Each Virtual Private Server plan offers a different amount of memory for content caching purposes, but you’ll get at least several hundred MB, which is sufficient enough even for multiple traffic-heavy websites. Shortly after you enable Varnish, it will begin caching the content that your visitors access, so you’ll notice the substantially faster webpage load times and the reduced load on your virtual machine in no time. The Varnish caching platform will allow you to use a less costly VPS, since you won’t need that much power to guarantee the uninterrupted operation of your sites even if you run heavy-traffic websites with many visitors. Best results are achieved if the sites that use the Varnish platform also use a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated web hosting plans that are ordered with the custom-built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed software platforms that you’ll get with the dedicated machine. The Varnish data caching platform can be enabled and administered without efforts through the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-navigate interface and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you can view an elaborate system log, add or restart an instance, delete the cached content for any website and much more. Shortly after you activate the Varnish platform for a certain domain or sub-domain, it will start caching the webpages browsed by your visitors and as soon as it has cached enough content, you’ll witness a considerably better site performance in addition to a lowered server load. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you will be able to use the software platform for load balancing purposes even if you host a vast number of Internet sites on the dedicated server.