Varnish is a web application accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, because it can increase the speed of any site, sometimes even by one hundred percent, based on the content. This tool is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to decrease the overall load on the physical server and to improve the browsing speed for the website visitors. Whenever a visitor accesses a page on a given site, the web browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested information is sent as a response. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the pages that the website visitor opens and in case any of them is loaded once again, it is served by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The boost in the overall performance comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests considerably quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. If any data is changed in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody opens them.

Varnish in Website Hosting

If you host your sites under a website hosting account with us, you’ll be able to add Varnish with a few clicks of the mouse via your Control Panel. The platform is offered as an upgrade with all our hosting packages and you can select the number of the websites that will use it and the total amount of system memory that will be available for the cached data. The two upgradeable features in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the amount of system memory and the number of instances and they’re not tied directly to each other, so you can choose if you need plenty of memory for a single large website or less memory for several smaller ones. You can make use of the full potential of the Varnish caching platform if the websites use a dedicated IP address. Using the Control Panel, you can swiftly start/reboot/remove an instance, delete the cached content independently for each website which uses Varnish or view a comprehensive log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish is a feature, which is offered as standard with all semi-dedicated hosting plans offered by us and you can use it for load balancing purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The Varnish content caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can use it with any Internet site that you host in your semi-dedicated server account. In case you need more than that, you can increase the memory allocation. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 MB through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The exact same section will allow you to enable more instances too, in case you want to use Varnish with multiple sites. The two things can be added independently – you can cache the content of a single traffic-consuming Internet site or use a number of sites with the default memory allowance. You can take full advantage of Varnish in case 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 full control over the platform and, with no more than a click, you will be able to clear the cached files, to view a system log file or to reboot an instance.

Varnish in VPS Servers

The Varnish data caching platform comes by default with each of the VPS plans that we offer as long as the VPS is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can improve the work of your sites with only a couple of clicks. The more powerful the plan, the more memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a less powerful package, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you’ve got a number of Internet sites, you will notice a considerable decrease in the server load and a significantly faster web page loading speed. The Varnish caching platform will have to work for a while as the users browse the website and as soon as the website content has been cached, you will observe the effect. One of the advantages of employing Varnish is that a lower-end and less costly Virtual Private Server plan will do the exact same job as a more pricey one without the caching platform, so not only will your sites perform much better, but you will also spare a certain amount of cash.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated web hosting plans that are ordered with the tailor-made Hepsia website hosting Control Panel feature Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you’ll get with the dedicated server. The Varnish platform can be activated and administered with ease from the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-work-with graphical interface and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you can browse an in-depth system log, add or reboot an instance, clear the cached data associated with any site and much more. Shortly after you set up Varnish for a given domain or sub-domain, it will start caching the webpages accessed by your site visitors and as soon as it has cached enough content, you’ll perceive a substantially better site performance as well as a lowered load on your server. With Varnish-dedicated system memory starting at 3 GB, you will be able to use the platform for load distribution purposes even if you host a lot of sites on the dedicated server.