Varnish is a web accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, because it can increase the speed of any website, sometimes even by one hundred percent, based on the content itself. This tool is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to lower the overall server load and to boost the browsing speed for the site visitors. Anytime a visitor accesses a page on a given website, the web browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested info is sent as a response. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the pages that the website visitor opens and if any of them is accessed for a second time, it is served by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The improvement in the performance is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the browser requests tremendously faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the users. If any data is changed meanwhile, the cached web pages will also be updated the next time somebody opens them.

Varnish in Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each and every hosting service and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your account through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There are two different features that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the sites that you wish to employ Varnish for and the second one, which is offered in increments of 32 megabytes, shows the total amount of data that the data caching platform can cache at any given time. Hepsia’s user-friendly graphical interface will allow you to remove or to restart any instance, to see comprehensive system logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just a click. For best results, you can use a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your site will load much faster, which means more happy site visitors and potential customers.

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 workload distribution purposes. It is available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The Varnish data caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can use it with any website that you host in your account. If you need more than that, you can increase the system memory allocation. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 MB in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The same section will allow you to activate more instances too, if you want to use the Varnish caching platform with multiple sites. The two upgrades can be ordered separately – you can cache the content of one large-scale Internet site or use a number of sites with the default memory allocation. You can take full advantage of the Varnish caching platform in case you have a dedicated IP and you can order one with your semi-dedicated package as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you full control over the caching platform and, with no more than one click, you’ll be able to clear the cached contents, to check a system log or to reboot an instance.

Varnish in VPS Hosting

You can use Varnish with each of our virtual private server packages at no extra charge, as the platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The one and only requirement is that the VPS server must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your websites with only a few clicks. Each Virtual Private Server package comes with a different amount of memory for caching purposes, but you’ll get at least several hundred megabytes, which is quite sufficient even for multiple resource-demanding websites. Shortly after you enable the Varnish platform, it’ll start caching the content that your website visitors request, so you’ll notice the much faster site loading times and the less load on the VPS in no time. Varnish will permit you to use a less high-priced VPS server, as you won’t need that many resources to ensure the proper operation of your Internet sites even if you’ve got resource-hungry sites with many visitors. Optimal results are accomplished if the Internet sites which use the Varnish platform also use a dedicated IP address.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

All Linux dedicated web hosting which are ordered with the custom-developed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel feature Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed software platforms that you will get with the dedicated machine. The Varnish platform can be set up and administered without efforts from Hepsia’s user-friendly interface and, with no more than one mouse click, you can browse an exhaustive log, create or restart an instance, delete the cached content associated with any website and much more. Shortly after you configure Varnish for a certain domain or sub-domain, it will begin caching the pages loaded by the website visitors and as soon as it has cached enough content, you will observe a considerably better website performance and a decreased load on your server. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at 3 GB, you will be able to use the software platform for load distribution purposes even if you run a lot of sites on your dedicated machine.