Varnish is a web application accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, as it can increase the speed of any website, at times even by one hundred percent, based on the content. This tool is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to reduce the overall load on the server and to accelerate the access speed for the website visitors. Anytime a visitor opens a page on a given website, the web browser request is processed by the web server and the requested content is delivered as a reply. If Varnish is activated, it caches the web pages that the website visitor opens and in case any of them is accessed for a second time, it’s fetched by Varnish and not by the server directly. The increase in the overall performance is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests considerably quicker than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. If any content is changed meanwhile, the cached pages will also be updated the next time somebody accesses them.

Varnish in Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with all our hosting plans. You can add it to your web hosting account from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is available with all shared plans and you’ll get a rather easy-to-work-with interface, which will grant you full control over the data caching system. Using one-click quick-access buttons, you can restart or cancel any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be enabled for a specific Internet site. You can also see a detailed system log or delete 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 at your disposal for data caching purposes and the number of the websites that will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for best performance, you can allocate a dedicated IP address to the websites that will use Varnish. This will permit you to get the most out of your sites and to have a lot of pleased website visitors.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Varnish caching platform is an essential part of the standard service set that you will acquire in case you decide to host your websites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can enable it for any of your sites via our next-gen Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default amount of memory that Varnish can use to cache data is 64 megabytes, but if you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this amount of memory from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the sites that can use this platform simultaneously. As these two things aren’t linked to each other, you can use a couple of sites with the default memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for one single Internet site. The Varnish caching platform performs best if you set a dedicated IP address for the sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will offer you an easy means of rebooting any instance. Also, you will be able to delete the cached content with only one click of the mouse.

Varnish in VPS Servers

The Varnish data caching platform is included by default with all VPS hosting plans that we’re offering as long as the VPS server is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can boost the work of your sites with just a couple of mouse clicks. The more powerful the package, the more system memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a less powerful plan, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you manage a handful of Internet sites, you will notice a great decrease in the overall server load and a significantly faster page loading speed. The Varnish platform will have to work for a while as the visitors navigate the web pages and once the content has been cached, you’ll observe the result. One of the benefits of employing Varnish is that a lower-end and less high-priced VPS package will accomplish the same job as a more costly one without the platform, so not only will your Internet sites work considerably better, but you’ll also save a certain amount of money.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you want a more powerful web hosting solution and you order one of the dedicated web hosting plans that we are offering, you’ll be able to use the Varnish platform to enhance the work of your Internet sites at no additional fee on the condition that the dedicated server is ordered with our advanced Hepsia Control Panel. Its simple-to-work-with graphical interface will allow you to keep track of system processes, to delete the cached content or to restart any instance with one mouse click. The minimal amount of system memory that the Varnish platform can employ to cache website content is three gigabytes, which is more than enough for an enormous collection of resource-heavy Internet sites, so your dedicated server will be able to cope with a colossal system load while your website visitors are enjoying a seamless browsing experience. Since your server will come with a number of dedicated IP addresses, you’ll be able to use Varnish’s full potential.