Varnish is a web accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, as it can increase the load speed of any site, sometimes even by 100 percent, based on the content itself. This tool is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to reduce the overall load on the physical machine and to accelerate the browsing speed for the site visitors. Every time a visitor opens a page on a specific Internet site, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested data is delivered as a reply. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the pages that the website visitor opens and if any of them is opened once more, it’s served by Varnish and not by the server directly. The performance boost comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests considerably faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. If any data is modified in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone attempts to access them.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux shared hosting. You can add it to your web hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel, which is available with all shared plans and you will get a quite easy-to-use GUI, which will give you complete control over the caching system. Using 1-click quick-access buttons, you can reboot or turn off any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be activated for a specific Internet site. You can also check an elaborate log or erase the cache for any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your hosting plan, you’ll be able to select the total amount of memory that will be available to you for data caching purposes and how many websites will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for top performance, you can allocate a dedicated IP to the sites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to take full advantage of your websites and to have numerous pleased website users.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages come with Varnish by default, so you can take full advantage of the web app accelerator and increase the loading speed of any site that you host on our platform. You will get 64 megabytes of memory dedicated to Varnish at no additional cost and you can enable an instance with no more than a few mouse clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated server packages. In case you want more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be at your disposal right away. You can also add more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can decide whether lots of content will be cached for a single site or whether the available memory will be utilized by several sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to reboot or to stop any instance, to see the system log associated with it or to clear the cached data using one-click controls. To get the most out of Varnish, you can set a dedicated IP address for the sites that will employ it.

Varnish in VPS

We provide Varnish with all of the Hepsia-managed VPS, so if you order a server with this web hosting Control Panel, you’ll be able to use the content caching platform at no extra cost. Varnish can use different amounts of memory for data caching purposes depending on the specific Virtual Private Server package that you’ve picked on the order form, but in any case, this amount will not be less than several hundred megabytes. This is more than enough to optimize the performance of a handful of traffic-consuming websites, so the faster web page loading speeds and the decreased load on your VPS server will be discernible. The effect may not be apparent instantly, as the Varnish platform will need a certain amount of time to cache the website content that users open, but soon after you activate it, you will witness its full potential. This caching platform will allow you to use a less powerful VPS and to give less money to get the same performance you’d get with a more powerful virtual machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

You can employ Varnish in order to accelerate the load speed of any website that is hosted on a dedicated server with our company when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready for use at no extra fee, but you will also have total control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s user-friendly interface. It’ll take just one mouse click to start or deactivate an instance or to clear the cache for any website that is using Varnish and if you are more competent, you can also browse the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with at least three gigabytes of system memory for website content caching purposes, so even in case you host plenty of Internet sites on your machine and they all use the platform, the difference in their performance will be visible. You will simply need to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever content the site visitors load on their end. The platform works best if the websites use a dedicated IP, but since our dedicated servers include 3 free IP addresses, you’ll have all that you need.