Varnish is a web accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, because it can increase the speed of any website, sometimes even by one hundred percent, depending on the content itself. This tool is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to decrease the overall load on the physical machine and to enhance the access speed for the website visitors. Whenever a visitor opens a page on a specific website, the web browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested info is delivered as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the web pages that the visitor browses and in case any of them is opened once more, it’s served by Varnish and not by the server directly. The performance improvement is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests tremendously faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. In case any content is changed meanwhile, the cached webpages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone accesses them.

Varnish in Hosting

You can make use of Varnish’s potential and optimize your websites’ loading speed irrespective of the hosting package that you’ve picked and you can enable and set up the data caching platform with a few clicks from the simple-to-work-with GUI offered by our innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you will be able to select two different things – how many Internet sites will use Varnish, i.e. the number of instances, and how much info will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 MB and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can order more instances and less memory and the other way around. If you’ve got plenty of content on a particular website and you gain a lot of site visitors, more system memory will give you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the Varnish caching platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you simple 1-click controls for switching off or restarting any instance, for erasing the cache for each website and for checking in-depth logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated hosting plans include Varnish by default, so you can take full advantage of the website accelerator and boost the loading speed of any website that you host on our platform. You will get 64 MB of system memory dedicated to the Varnish accelerator at no extra fee and you’ll be able to add an instance with no more than a couple of clicks of the mouse through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated plans. If you want more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 MB in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be at your disposal momentarily. You can also order more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can decide whether lots of content will be cached for one site or whether the available memory will be utilized by different Internet sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will enable you to reboot or to disable any instance, to view the system log associated with it or to delete the cached data using single-click buttons. To get the most out of Varnish, you can set a dedicated IP for the sites which will employ it.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can use Varnish with each of our VPS server packages at no additional fee, since the data caching platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The sole prerequisite is that the server must come with the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you’ll be able to activate Varnish for any of your websites with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. Each VPS package features a different amount of system memory for data caching purposes, but you will get minimum several hundred MB, which is quite sufficient even for multiple resource-intensive sites. Soon after you enable the Varnish platform, it’ll start caching the content that your visitors browse, so you will notice the tremendously faster site loading times and the decreased server load very soon. The Varnish platform will permit you to use a less costly VPS, as you won’t need that much power to guarantee the uninterrupted operation of your websites even if you run traffic-intensive sites with numerous visitors. Best results are accomplished if the websites which use Varnish use also a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All Linux dedicated servers that are ordered with the custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you will get with the machine. The Varnish data caching platform can be enabled and managed effortlessly via the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-use GUI and, with no more than a click, you can check a comprehensive log, create or reboot an instance, clear the cached data for any site and much, much more. Soon after you enable the Varnish platform for a given domain or sub-domain, it will begin caching the webpages browsed by the website visitors and as soon as it has cached enough content, you will observe a substantially better website performance plus a lowered load. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at 3 GB, you’ll be able to use the software platform for workload balancing purposes even if you run many Internet sites on your dedicated machine.