Varnish is a web app accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, because it can increase the loading speed of any Internet site, sometimes even by 100%, depending on the content. This tool is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to lower the overall load on the physical server and to boost the access speed for the website visitors. Each time a visitor accesses a page on a certain Internet site, the browser request is processed by the web server and the requested info is returned as a reply. If Varnish is activated, it caches the pages that the visitor browses and in case any of them is accessed for a second time, it is fetched by Varnish and not by the server directly. The boost in the overall performance is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests tremendously faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. In case any content is edited meanwhile, the cached web pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody accesses them.

Varnish in Shared Website Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux shared website hosting plan and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your account through the Upgrades section in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two different features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the sites that you wish to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 32 MB, displays the maximum amount of data that the data caching platform can cache at any particular moment. The Hepsia Control Panel’s intuitive interface will enable you to terminate or to reboot any instance, to see comprehensive logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just one click. For optimum results, you can use a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your site will load tremendously faster, which means more satisfied website visitors and potential clients.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish comes by default with all semi-dedicated plans that we offer and you can use it for workload distribution purposes. It is available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The Varnish data caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can employ it with any Internet site that you host in your semi-dedicated account. In case you are in need of more, you can increase the memory quota. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 MB in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The very same section will enable you to activate more instances as well, if you want to use the Varnish platform with more Internet sites. The two upgrades can be ordered independently – you can cache the content of a single traffic-heavy Internet site or use a number of websites with the default memory allowance. You can take full advantage of Varnish in case you’ve got a dedicated IP address and you can order one with your semi-dedicated package as well. Hepsia will grant you total control over the platform and, with no more than one mouse click, you’ll be able to clear the cached content, to view a system log file or to reboot an instance.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take full advantage of the workload balancing capabilities of Varnish with all our VPS web hosting plans if you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The caching platform comes by default and the system memory that it will be able to use to cache your website content depends upon the specific Virtual Private Server plan that you’ve picked, but even with the less powerful plans, you will have at least several hundred megabytes of system memory at your disposal solely for data caching purposes. This amount is sufficient enough to boost the overall performance of multiple sites. It will take some time for you to observe the results, as Varnish caches the content that website visitors request, but after that you’ll notice the significantly reduced load on the virtual machine and the increased Internet site load speed. Varnish will allow you to use a lower-end Virtual Private Server plan for sites which would normally require a more costly hosting service.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can employ Varnish to optimize the speed of any site that is hosted on a dedicated server from our company when the Hepsia Control Panel is pre-installed on the machine. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready for use at no extra charge, but you will also have total control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-use interface. It will take just one click to start or deactivate an instance or to clear the cache associated with any Internet site that is using the Varnish platform and if you’re more trained, you can also view the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 GB of system memory for data caching purposes, so even in case you run plenty of sites on your dedicated server and they all use the Varnish caching platform, the difference in their performance will be observable. You’ll only have to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever webpages the website visitors access on their end. The platform works best when the Internet sites use a dedicated IP address, but considering the fact that our dedicated servers include three free-of-cost IP addresses, you’ll have everything you need.