Varnish is a web app accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, because it can increase the load speed of any Internet site, sometimes even by 100 percent, depending on the content itself. This tool is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to decrease the overall load on the server and to increase the access speed for the site visitors. Whenever a visitor accesses a page on a given Internet site, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested content is delivered as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the web pages that the website visitor browses and in case any of them is accessed once more, it’s fetched by Varnish and not by the server directly. The boost in the performance comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the browser requests substantially faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. In case any content is modified meanwhile, the cached webpages will also be updated the next time somebody attempts to access them.

Varnish in Website Hosting

In case you host your Internet sites in a website hosting account with us, you will be able to activate Varnish with a couple of clicks via your hosting Control Panel. The content caching platform is available as an optional upgrade with all our packages and you can choose the number of the sites that will use it and the total amount of system memory that will be used for the cached content. The two upgradeable features in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the amount of system memory and the number of instances and they are not tied directly to each other, so you can choose if you need lots of memory for one single large website or less memory for several smaller ones. You can unleash the full potential of the Varnish platform if the websites use a dedicated IP address. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can quickly start/reboot/remove an instance, clear the cached files independently for each website which uses the Varnish platform or see an elaborate system log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans include Varnish by default, so you can take full advantage of the web accelerator tool and enhance the loading speed of any site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You’ll get 64 MB of memory exclusively for Varnish at no extra fee and you’ll be able to activate an instance with no more than a few clicks via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated server packages. If you need more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be available to you instantly. You can also add more instances as an upgrade, so you can decide if lots of data will be cached for a single site or if the memory will be utilized by different sites. Hepsia will enable you to restart or to remove any instance, to see the system log file for it or to clear the cached data using one-click controls. To take full advantage of the Varnish accelerator, you can get a dedicated IP for the sites which will use it.

Varnish in VPS Servers

The Varnish content caching platform comes by default with all VPS servers that we are offering given that the server is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can enhance the overall performance of your sites with just a few clicks. The more powerful the plan, the more memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a less powerful package, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you own a handful of sites, you’ll notice an enormous decrease in the server load and a substantially faster webpage load speed. The Varnish caching platform will need to work for a while as the visitors navigate the web pages and as soon as the website content has been cached, you will perceive the effect. One of the pluses of using Varnish is that a lower-end and less expensive Virtual Private Server package will do the very same job as a more costly one without the platform, so not only will your websites perform substantially better, but you’ll also save some money.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can employ Varnish in order to boost the speed of any site that’s hosted on a dedicated server with our company if the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed on the machine. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready to be used at no additional fee, but you’ll also have complete control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with interface. It will take just a click to start or remove an instance or to clear the cache for any site that’s using Varnish and in case you are more proficient, you can also see the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 gigabytes of system memory for content caching purposes, so even if you host an enormous number of websites on your dedicated machine and they all use the platform, the difference in their overall performance will be perceivable. You will just have to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever web pages the website visitors load on their end. The platform works best when the Internet sites use a dedicated IP address, but considering the fact that our servers include three free IP addresses, you’ll have everything you need.