Varnish is a web app accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, because it can increase the loading speed of any Internet site, at times even by 100%, based on the content itself. This tool is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to decrease the overall server load and to accelerate the access speed for the website visitors. Whenever a visitor loads a page on a given Internet site, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested information is served as a response. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the pages that the website visitor opens and if any of them is loaded once more, it’s served by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The performance increase 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 updated in the meantime, the cached webpages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody tries to open them.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each of our cloud hosting service. You can add it to your website hosting account through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared web hosting packages and you’ll get a very easy-to-work-with graphical interface, which will give you full control over the content caching platform. Using one-click quick-access controls, you can restart or shut down any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be enabled for a particular Internet site. You can also see a comprehensive log or clear the cache associated with any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your shared web hosting plan, you will be able to choose the maximum amount of system memory that will be available to you for caching purposes and the number of the sites that will use Varnish. You can always add more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for best performance, you can allocate a dedicated IP to the websites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to take full advantage of your Internet sites and to have lots of happy website visitors.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our Linux semi-dedicated servers include Varnish by default, so you can make full use of the web application accelerator and optimize the loading speed of any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You will get 64 megabytes of memory dedicated to the Varnish accelerator at no additional cost and you can enable an instance with no more than a few clicks of the mouse through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated 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 at your disposal right away. You can also order more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can decide whether plenty of data will be cached for a single website or if the memory will be utilized by multiple sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will enable you to restart or to cancel any instance, to check the system log file associated with it or to clear the cached content using one-click buttons. To take full advantage of Varnish, you can assign a dedicated IP address to the websites which will use it.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can use Varnish with all our VPS server packages at no additional cost, as the content caching platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The only precondition is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your sites with only a few clicks. Each Virtual Private Server package offers a different amount of memory for content caching purposes, but you’ll have minimum several hundred megabytes, which is quite enough even for multiple traffic-hungry sites. Soon after you enable Varnish, it’ll begin caching the content that your visitors open, so you’ll notice the considerably better site loading times and the decreased load on the VPS server very soon. The Varnish caching platform will permit you to use a less pricey server, since you won’t need that much power to sustain the uninterrupted operation of your Internet sites even if you manage traffic-heavy Internet sites with a lot of visitors. Optimal results are achieved if the websites that use the Varnish platform also use a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can employ Varnish to optimize the load speed of any site that is hosted on a dedicated server with us when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on the machine. Not only will you get the content caching platform ready for use at no additional fee, but you will also have full control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s intuitive graphical interface. It’ll take just one mouse click to start or cancel an instance or to clear the cached content for any Internet site that’s using the Varnish platform and in case you’re more competent, you can also view the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least three gigabytes of virtual memory for web content caching purposes, so even in case you host a lot of Internet sites on your dedicated server and they all use the caching platform, the difference in their overall performance will be distinguishable. You will simply need to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever webpages the website visitors access on their end. The Varnish platform works best when the sites use a dedicated IP address, but since our servers come with 3 charge-free IP addresses, you will have everything you need.