Varnish is a web app accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, because it can increase the speed of any site, sometimes even by one hundred percent, based on the content itself. This tool is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to lower the overall server load and to increase the browsing speed for the website visitors. Each time a visitor accesses a page on a given Internet site, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested content is returned as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the pages that the website visitor browses and if any of them is opened again, it’s fetched by Varnish and not by the server directly. The improvement in the overall performance comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the browser requests tremendously quicker than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. In case any content is modified meanwhile, the cached web pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody tries to access them.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each shared web hosting and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your shared web hosting account through the Upgrades section in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There are two different features that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the websites that you would like to employ Varnish for and the second one, which is offered in increments of 32 MB, shows the total amount of content that the platform can cache at any particular moment. Hepsia’s user-friendly graphical interface will permit you to deactivate or to reboot any instance, to see detailed system logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just one click. For best results, you can use a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your website will open tremendously faster, meaning more happy site users and prospective customers.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish is a feature, which is offered by default with all semi-dedicated servers that we offer and you can use it for workload distribution purposes. It is available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The Varnish platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can use it with any website that you host in the 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 megabytes in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The very same section will enable you to create more instances as well, in case you want to use the Varnish platform with multiple sites. The two upgrades can be ordered separately – you can cache the content of a single traffic-hungry Internet site or run several sites with the default memory quota. You can take full advantage of the Varnish caching platform if you’ve got a dedicated IP and you can get one with your semi-dedicated package as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will grant you total control over the caching platform and, with no more than one mouse click, you will be able to clear the cached content, to view a log file or to reboot an instance.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take full advantage of the workload balancing potential of Varnish with each of our VPS servers when you choose Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel. The Varnish data caching platform is offered by default and the memory that it’ll be able to use to cache the content of your websites is dependent on the given plan that you’ve selected, but even with the lower-end plans, you will have no less than several hundred megabytes of memory at your disposal only for caching purposes. This amount is sufficient to optimize the overall performance of multiple sites. It will take a little time for you to notice the effects, since Varnish caches the content that visitors browse, but shortly after that you will notice the substantially lowered server load and the accelerated site load speed. Varnish will allow you to make use of a lower-end plan for Internet sites which would typically require a more high-priced web hosting solution.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you want the most powerful hosting solution and you buy one of the dedicated servers offered by us, you can use the Varnish data caching platform to enhance the performance of your websites at no additional charge as long as the dedicated machine is ordered with our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its simple-to-work-with GUI will allow you to monitor system processes, to delete the cached files or to restart any instance with one click. The minimal amount of memory that the caching platform can employ to cache site content is three gigabytes, which is quite enough for an enormous selection of popular sites, so your dedicated server will be able to deal with a substantial system load while your website visitors are having a seamless browsing experience. As your dedicated server will include several dedicated IPs, you’ll be able to make use of Varnish’s full capacity.