Varnish is a web application accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, as it can increase the speed of any website, at times even by one hundred percent, depending on the content. This tool is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to decrease the overall load on the physical machine and to enhance the browsing speed for the site visitors. Whenever a visitor loads a page on a certain website, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested info is served as a reply. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the pages that the website visitor opens and if any of them is loaded once again, it’s served by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The performance increase is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests significantly faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. If any data is updated meanwhile, the cached pages will also be updated the next time somebody opens them.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each Linux shared web hosting and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your shared account through the Upgrades section in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one depends on the number of the sites that you would like to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 32 MB, shows the maximum amount of content that the platform can cache at any particular time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-use GUI will permit you to discontinue or to restart any instance, to view detailed logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For maximum results, you can employ a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your site will open much faster, meaning more pleased users and prospective clients.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Varnish caching platform is part of the default set of services that you will get if you decide to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can configure it for any of your websites through our next-gen Hepsia Control Panel. The default system memory that Varnish can use to cache content is 64 MB, but if you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this memory from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the Internet sites that can use this caching platform at the same time. As these two features aren’t tied to each other, you can use several websites with the default amount of memory or you can order more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for a single Internet site. The Varnish caching platform works best if you set a dedicated IP for the websites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with a simple means of rebooting any instance. Also, you will be able to delete the cached files with just one mouse click.

Varnish in VPS Hosting

We offer Varnish with all Hepsia-managed VPS hosting, so in case you purchase a VPS with this web hosting Control Panel, you’ll be able to take advantage of the data caching platform at no additional charge. Varnish can utilize different amounts of system memory for caching purposes depending on the very VPS plan that you have picked during the signup process, but at any rate, this amount won’t be less than several hundred MB. This is more than enough to boost the performance of a handful of regularly visited websites, so the better website browsing speeds and the lowered load on your virtual server will be noticeable. The result may not be detectable right away, since the Varnish platform will require some time to cache the website content that visitors request, but shortly after you activate it, you will witness its full potential. This platform will permit you to use a less powerful server and to give less money to get the same performance you would get with a higher-end virtual machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

You can use Varnish in order to enhance the load speed of any website that’s hosted on a dedicated server with our company when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed on the machine. Not only will you get the caching platform ready to be used at no additional charge, but you’ll also have complete control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-work-with graphical interface. It’ll take only one mouse click to start or stop an instance or to delete the cached data for any Internet site that’s using Varnish and in case you’re more sophisticated, you can also view the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 GB of virtual memory for site content caching purposes, so even in case you host a vast number of Internet sites on your dedicated server and they all use the Varnish platform, the improvement in their performance will be apparent. You’ll just need to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever content the visitors browse on their end. The Varnish platform performs best if the sites use a dedicated IP, but considering the fact that our dedicated servers come with three cost-free IP addresses, you will have all that you need.