Varnish is a web accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, because it can increase the load speed of any website, sometimes even by 100%, based on the content itself. This tool is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to decrease the overall server load and to increase the browsing speed for the site visitors. Anytime a visitor opens a page on a particular website, the web browser request is processed by the web server and the requested info is served as a reply. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the pages that the website visitor opens and in case any of them is accessed once more, it’s served by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The performance boost comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests significantly faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the users. In case any data is modified meanwhile, the cached webpages will also be updated the next time someone tries to access them.

Varnish in Website Hosting

Our company offers Varnish as an optional upgrade with each and every website hosting and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your shared website hosting account via the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. There’re two different features that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one pertains to the number of the Internet sites that you want to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 32 MB, pertains to the maximum amount of data that the data caching platform can cache at any particular time. Hepsia’s easy-to-work-with graphical interface will enable you to turn off or to reboot any instance, to check in-depth system logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For optimum results, you can employ a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your website will open much faster, which means more satisfied visitors and potential customers.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish is included in the standard service set that you’ll obtain when you decide to host your sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can set it up for any of your websites through our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default 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 Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the sites that can use this caching platform at the same time. As these two features are not linked to each other, you can use a couple of sites with the default amount of memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for one single website. The Varnish caching platform performs best if you assign a dedicated IP to the Internet sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you an easy way of rebooting any instance. On top of that, you will be able to delete the cached content with only one click.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take full advantage of the load balancing capabilities of Varnish with all our VPS servers in case you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The Varnish platform is offered by default and the memory that it’ll be able to use to cache the content of your websites depends on the specific plan that you’ve chosen, but even with the less powerful plans, you’ll have at least several hundred megabytes of system memory at your disposal exclusively for content caching purposes. This amount is sufficient to optimize the performance of numerous websites. It’ll take a little time for you to observe the effects, as the Varnish platform caches the content that website visitors browse, but shortly thereafter you’ll notice the considerably reduced load on the server and the accelerated Internet site browsing speed. The Varnish caching platform will permit you to make use of a less powerful VPS plan for websites which would typically need a more pricey hosting service.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated servers which are ordered with the custom-built Hepsia web hosting Control Panel feature Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed software platforms that you will get with the machine. The Varnish platform can be activated and managed without any effort from Hepsia’s simple-to-work-with interface and, with no more than one mouse click, you can see a comprehensive log, add or reboot an instance, delete the cache associated with any website and much more. Soon after you activate Varnish for a certain domain or subdomain, it will start caching the pages loaded by the site visitors and as soon as it has cached enough web content, you’ll perceive a tremendously faster website performance in addition to a lowered load. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you will be able to use the software platform for workload distribution purposes even if you run lots of sites on the dedicated machine.