Varnish is a web accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, as it can increase the speed of any Internet site, sometimes even by 100 percent, depending on the content. This tool is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to reduce the overall load on the physical server and to accelerate the access speed for the website visitors. Each time a visitor opens a page on a specific website, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested info is delivered as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the web pages that the site visitor browses and in case any of them is opened for a second time, it’s delivered by Varnish and not by the server directly. The increase in the overall performance comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests considerably faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. In case any content is updated meanwhile, the cached webpages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone tries to open them.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

You can take advantage of Varnish’s potential and boost your sites’ load speed irrespective of the shared hosting package that you’ve chosen and you can activate and configure the data caching platform with a few clicks via the easy-to-work-with GUI offered by our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you will be able to select two different things – how many sites will employ Varnish, i.e. the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 MB and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can order more instances and less memory and the other way around. If you have plenty of content on a particular Internet site and you get plenty of site visitors, more system memory will guarantee you a better result. You may also consider using a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the Varnish platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with simple 1-click controls for stopping or rebooting any instance, for clearing the cache associated with any Internet site and for viewing in-depth logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting come with Varnish by default, so you can make full use of the web application accelerator and accelerate any website that you host on our platform. You’ll get 64 megabytes of system memory dedicated to Varnish at no additional cost and you can enable an instance with no more than a few mouse clicks via the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated server packages. If you want more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be available to you instantly. You can also order more instances as an upgrade, so you can decide if lots of data will be cached for a single site or if the available memory will be utilized by different Internet sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to restart or to stop any instance, to see the system log for it or to delete the cached data using single-click controls. To get the most out of Varnish, you can allocate a dedicated IP to the websites that will employ it.

Varnish in VPS

You can use Varnish with all our virtual private server plans at no additional cost, as the platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The sole requirement is that the VPS must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your websites with just a few clicks. Each plan includes a different amount of system memory for caching purposes, but you’ll get at least several hundred megabytes, which is quite enough even for several busy websites. Soon after you activate the Varnish platform, it’ll start caching the content that your website visitors access, so you’ll notice the substantially better website loading speeds and the lowered load on the virtual machine very soon. The platform will permit you to use a less costly virtual machine, since you won’t need that much power to guarantee the uninterrupted operation of your Internet sites even if you have high-demand websites with multiple visitors. Optimum results are achieved if the Internet sites which use the Varnish platform also use a dedicated IP address.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

All dedicated hosting services which are ordered with the custom-built Hepsia web hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed platforms that you will get with the dedicated machine. The Varnish data caching platform can be configured and managed without any effort through the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-navigate interface and, with no more than a click, you can browse an in-depth system log, create or reboot an instance, clear the cached data for any site and much, much more. Shortly after you set up Varnish for a specific domain or subdomain, it will begin caching the web pages accessed by the website visitors and as soon as it has cached enough content, you will observe a substantially better site performance in addition to a lowered load on your dedicated machine. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at three gigabytes, you will be able to use the software platform for load balancing purposes even if you run a huge number of Internet sites on your dedicated machine.