Varnish is a web accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, as it can increase the speed of any website, sometimes even by one hundred percent, depending on the content. This tool is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to lower the overall load on the server and to improve the browsing speed for the site visitors. Whenever a visitor opens a page on a given website, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested information is sent as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the web pages that the website visitor opens and in case any of them is loaded for a second time, it is delivered by Varnish and not by the server directly. The performance increase is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests substantially faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the users. If any data is edited in the meantime, the cached webpages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody tries to open them.

Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each of our cloud web hosting services. You can add it to your hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with all shared packages and you will get a quite simple-to-use graphical interface, which will grant you complete control over the caching system. Using 1-click fast-access controls, you can restart or shut down any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be activated for a particular site. You can also see an exhaustive log file or clear the cache for any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your hosting package, you will be able to select the maximum amount of system 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 MB and, for best performance, you can set a dedicated IP for the sites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to take full advantage of your websites and to have a lot of pleased site visitors.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we’re offering will allow you to employ Varnish as soon as your brand-new account has been set up, since the caching platform is offered by default. 64 MB of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the moment your account is enabled, so you can make use of this workload balancing software as soon as your site has been published online. In case you are in need of more memory, you can order 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated server straight away. You can also increase the number of the websites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly linked to the amount of system memory that you use, which goes to say that you will have more flexibility. The caching platform will enormously decrease the load on the server that your sites generate, so your site visitors can enjoy fast-loading web pages. You’ll be able to manage the Varnish platform without efforts via your Control Panel using fast-access buttons. You’ll be able to start/remove any of the instances that you’ve got, to delete the cached content associated with any of your websites or to check system log files.

Varnish in VPS

You can use the load balancing potential of Varnish with each of our Linux VPS services when you pick Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform is available by default and the amount of memory that it will be able to use to cache your website content depends on the given VPS plan that you have chosen, but even with the lower-end packages, you’ll have at least several hundred megabytes of memory at your disposal only for data caching purposes. This amount is enough to optimize the work of numerous sites. It’ll take a little time for you to detect the results, since Varnish caches the content that website visitors access, but shortly after that you will notice the considerably decreased load and the enhanced Internet site loading speed. Varnish will permit you to make use of a less powerful Virtual Private Server plan for sites that would normally need a more high-priced web hosting service.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

All dedicated hosting which are ordered with the custom-developed Hepsia web hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed platforms that you will get with the server. The Varnish content caching platform can be enabled and managed without effort through Hepsia’s simple-to-navigate GUI and, with no more than one single mouse click, you can browse a comprehensive log, add or restart an instance, delete the cached data for any website and much, much more. Shortly after you activate the Varnish platform for a specific domain or subdomain, it will start caching the webpages browsed by the website visitors and as soon as it has cached enough web content, you will perceive a significantly faster website performance and a decreased load on your dedicated server. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at 3 GB, you’ll be able to use the platform for load distribution purposes even if you host numerous websites on your machine.