Varnish is a web app accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, as it can increase the speed of any site, at times even by 100%, based on the content. This tool is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to lower the overall load on the server and to boost the browsing speed for the site visitors. Anytime a visitor loads a page on a particular Internet site, the browser request is processed by the web server and the requested data is delivered as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the pages that the visitor opens and in case any of them is opened again, it is fetched by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The increase in the overall performance is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests substantially faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. If any content is edited meanwhile, the cached pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody tries to open them.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each shared hosting plan and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your hosting account using the Upgrades menu 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 sites that you’d like to employ Varnish for and the second one, which is available in increments of 32 megabytes, shows the total amount of content that the platform can cache at any given time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-work-with GUI will allow you to delete or to reboot any instance, to view detailed system logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just click of the mouse. For optimal results, you can employ a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will open substantially faster, meaning more satisfied visitors and prospective customers.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish is offered by default with all semi-dedicated hosting plans offered by our company and you can use it for load distribution purposes. It is available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The Varnish caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can use it with any Internet site that you host in the semi-dedicated account. If you are in need of more, you can increase the memory allowance. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 megabytes in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The exact same section will allow you to create more instances as well, if you wish to use Varnish with more sites. The two upgrades can be added separately – you can cache the content of a single resource-hungry Internet site or use several different Internet sites with the default memory quota. You can get the most out of the Varnish platform if you have a dedicated IP address and you can get one with your semi-dedicated plan as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will grant you total control over the platform and, with no more than one single click of the mouse, you’ll be able to clear the cached files, to view a log file or to reboot an instance.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can use Varnish with each of our VPS server plans at no extra cost, as the data caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The one and only precondition is that the virtual server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you’ll be able to set up Varnish for any of your sites with only a couple of mouse clicks. Each Virtual Private Server plan includes a different amount of memory for caching purposes, but you’ll have minimum several hundred MB, which is quite sufficient even for multiple popular websites. Shortly after you activate the Varnish platform, it will start caching the content that your website visitors browse, so you will notice the tremendously faster Internet site load times and the decreased load very soon. The caching platform will allow you to use a less high-priced Virtual Private Server, since you will not need that much power to guarantee the proper operation of your Internet sites even if you manage popular sites with lots of visitors. Maximum results are achieved if the sites which use Varnish use also a dedicated IP address.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated web hosting plans which are ordered with the in-house built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you’ll get with the dedicated server. The Varnish data caching platform can be enabled and managed with ease from Hepsia’s simple-to-work-with interface and, with no more than one single click, you can view an in-depth system log, create or reboot an instance, delete the cache associated with any website and much, much more. Shortly after you activate Varnish for a certain domain or subdomain, it will begin caching the webpages accessed by the visitors and as soon as it has cached enough content, you will observe a tremendously better website performance and a decreased load on your dedicated server. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the software platform for workload balancing purposes even if you host numerous Internet sites on the dedicated server.