Varnish is a web application accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, because it can increase the loading speed of any website, sometimes even by one hundred percent, based on the content itself. This tool is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to reduce the overall load on the physical server and to accelerate the browsing speed for the site visitors. Whenever a visitor accesses a page on a particular site, the web browser request is handled by the web server and the requested data is sent as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the web pages that the site visitor opens and if any of them is opened again, it’s served by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The increase in the performance comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the browser requests significantly quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the users. If any data is updated meanwhile, the cached web pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone accesses them.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

If you host your Internet sites in a shared hosting account with us, you will be able to add Varnish with a couple of clicks through your hosting Control Panel. The platform is available as an optional upgrade with all our shared hosting packages and you can select the number of the websites that will use it and the total storage space that will be available for the cached data. The two upgradeable features in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the number of instances and the amount of memory and they’re not directly tied to each other, so you can decide if you want plenty of memory for one large-scale website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can make use of the full potential of the Varnish caching platform in case the sites use a dedicated IP address. With the Control Panel, you can effortlessly start/restart/deactivate an instance, clear the cached contents independently for each site that employs Varnish or check an exhaustive log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated servers offered by us will allow you to employ Varnish as soon as your brand-new semi-dedicated server account has been set up, since the platform comes by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the second your account is enabled, so you can take advantage of this workload distribution software once your website has been published online. In case you are in need of more memory, you can order 32 MB at a time from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated machine momentarily. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly tied to the amount of memory that you use, which means that you’ll enjoy more freedom. The platform will immensely lower the load on the semi-dedicated server caused by your websites, so your visitors can enjoy fast-opening pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish caching platform without effort through the Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access buttons. You’ll be able to start/deactivate any of the instances that you’ve got, to delete the cached data for any of your Internet sites or to see system logs.

Varnish in VPS Servers

The Varnish content caching platform is included by default with all VPS servers that we offer as long as the machine is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can improve the work of your websites with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. The more powerful the package, the more system memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a less powerful plan, the platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you’ve got a number of websites, you will notice a noticeable reduction in the server load and a substantially better site load speed. The Varnish platform will need to work for a while as the visitors navigate the website and as soon as the site content has been cached, you will see the results. One of the upsides of employing Varnish is that a less powerful and less pricey VPS package will do the exact same job as a more high-priced one without the caching platform, so not only will your websites perform considerably better, but you will also spare a certain amount of cash.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

When you want a powerful web hosting solution and you acquire one of the Linux dedicated servers that we are offering, you can use the Varnish data caching platform to improve the work of your websites at no extra cost on the condition that the dedicated machine is ordered with our advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its easy-to-use graphical interface will allow you to keep track of platform processes, to clear the cached content or to restart any instance with one single click of the mouse. The minimal amount of memory that Varnish can employ to cache website content is three gigabytes, which is more than enough for a huge number of resource-heavy Internet sites, so your dedicated server will be able to deal with a tremendous system load while your website visitors are having a seamless browsing experience. Since your dedicated machine will include several different dedicated IPs, you’ll be able to use Varnish’s full potential.