Varnish is a web accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, because it can increase the load speed of any site, sometimes even by one hundred percent, based on the content itself. This tool is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to lower the overall load on the physical server and to improve the browsing speed for the site visitors. Each time a visitor accesses a page on a specific website, the web browser request is handled by the web server and the requested data is served as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the pages that the visitor opens and if any of them is opened again, it is delivered by Varnish and not by the server directly. The increase in the overall performance comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the browser requests considerably quicker than any web server, which results in 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 someone tries to open them.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

If you host your sites under a cloud hosting account with our company, you will be able to add Varnish with several clicks of the mouse from your Control Panel. The content caching platform is offered as an optional upgrade with all our shared plans and you can select the number of the websites that will use it and the maximum storage space that will be used for the cached content. The two upgradeable features in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the amount of memory and the number of instances and they’re not directly linked to each other, so you can choose if you want a lot of memory for one single large-sized website or less memory for several smaller ones. You can unleash the full potential of Varnish if the sites use a dedicated IP. With the hosting Control Panel, you can easily start/reboot/shut down an instance, delete the cached data individually for each site which uses the Varnish platform or view an in-depth log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Varnish is included as standard with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting offered by our company and you can use it for load distribution purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can employ it with any website that you host in the semi-dedicated server account. If you need more than that, you can increase the memory allocation. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 megabytes through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The exact same Upgrades section will allow you to enable more instances as well, in case you’d like to use Varnish with multiple Internet sites. The two things can be ordered separately – you can cache the content of one single resource-consuming site or use a number of sites with the default memory. You can get the most out of the Varnish platform in case you have a dedicated IP address and you can get one with your semi-dedicated server package as well. Hepsia will give you full control over the caching platform and, with no more than one single click, you’ll be able to delete the cached data, to see a log or to reboot an instance.

Varnish in VPS

The Varnish data caching platform comes by default with all VPS offered by our company on the condition that the VPS is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can improve the overall performance of your websites with just a few clicks of the mouse. The more powerful the plan, the more memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a low-end plan, the platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you’ve got several Internet sites, you’ll notice a noticeable reduction in the overall server load and a significantly better website loading speed. The Varnish caching platform will have to work for a while while the visitors navigate the site and once the website content has been cached, you will distinguish the effects. One of the upsides of using Varnish is that a lower-end and less high-priced VPS package will do the very same job as a more pricey one without the caching platform, so not only will your Internet sites work substantially better, but you will also spare a certain amount of cash.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

You can use Varnish in order to accelerate the speed of any website that is hosted on a dedicated server with our company if the Hepsia Control Panel is pre-installed on the machine. Not only will you get the caching platform ready to be used at no additional charge, but you will also have total control over it via Hepsia’s easy-to-use interface. It will take just one mouse click to start or remove an instance or to delete the cached files for any Internet site that is using Varnish and if you’re more competent, you can also browse the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than three gigabytes of memory for site content caching purposes, so even if you run a vast number of Internet sites on your server and they all use the caching platform, the difference in their performance will be obvious. You will just have to wait for a little while until Varnish caches whatever webpages the visitors load on their end. The Varnish platform works best when the Internet sites use a dedicated IP address, but considering the fact that our servers come with three free-of-cost IP addresses, you will have all that you need.