Varnish is a web accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, because it can increase the load speed of any website, at times even by one hundred percent, depending on the content. This tool is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to reduce the overall load on the physical server and to boost the access speed for the site visitors. Each time a visitor loads a page on a given Internet site, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested data is delivered as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the web pages that the website visitor browses and if any of them is accessed again, it’s fetched by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The increase in the overall performance is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the browser requests significantly faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. In case any content is changed in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be updated the next time someone attempts to open them.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

You can use Varnish’s full potential and increase the load speed of your websites irrespective of the shared hosting package that you have chosen and you can enable and set up the content caching platform with several clicks using the simple-to-work-with GUI offered by our advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be able to select two separate things – how many websites will use the Varnish platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much info will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 megabytes and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can add more instances with less memory and vice versa. If you’ve got lots of content on a specific website and you gain plenty of visitors, more system memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use Varnish. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you simple one-click controls for switching off or restarting any instance, for deleting the cache associated with any site and for viewing exhaustive system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting include Varnish by default, so you can make use of the accelerator and optimize the loading speed of any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You’ll get 64 MB of memory particularly for Varnish at no additional fee and you’ll be able to activate an instance with no more than a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated server plans. In case you want more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be at your disposal straight away. You can also add more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can decide whether lots of content will be cached for one site or if the memory will be used by several websites. Hepsia will permit you to restart or to cancel any instance, to see the system log file associated with it or to clear the cached files using 1-click controls. To take full advantage of Varnish, you can assign a dedicated IP to the Internet sites which will use it.

Varnish in VPS Web Hosting

You can use Varnish with each of our virtual private server packages at no additional cost, since the platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The one and only requirement is that the virtual server must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you’ll be able to activate Varnish for any of your sites with only a couple of mouse clicks. Each Virtual Private Server package offers a different amount of memory for caching purposes, but you’ll get at least several hundred MB, which is quite enough even for multiple traffic-consuming sites. Soon after you enable the Varnish platform, it’ll begin caching the content that your visitors browse, so you’ll notice the significantly faster web page load times and the reduced server load very soon. The Varnish caching platform will allow you to use a less high-priced server, since you won’t require that much power to warrant the proper operation of your Internet sites even if you manage resource-consuming Internet sites with multiple visitors. Best results are achieved if the Internet sites which use the Varnish caching platform use also a dedicated IP address.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

All Linux dedicated servers hosting that are ordered with the in-house built Hepsia web hosting Control Panel feature Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed software platforms that you will get with the server. The Varnish platform can be configured and administered with ease through Hepsia’s simple-to-use graphical interface and, with no more than one click, you can check an exhaustive system log, add or restart an instance, clear the cached content for any Internet site and much, much more. Soon after you configure Varnish for a given domain or subdomain, it will start caching the pages loaded by your visitors and as soon as it has cached enough web content, you will witness a considerably faster website performance as well as a decreased load on the dedicated server. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at 3 GB, you will be able to use the software platform for load balancing purposes even if you host multiple Internet sites on the machine.