Varnish is a web application accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, as it can increase the load speed of any site, at times even by 100%, based on the content itself. This tool is occasionally 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 website visitors. Whenever a visitor opens a page on a particular website, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested information is delivered as a reply. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the web pages that the site visitor browses and if any of them is accessed for a second time, it is served 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 web requests substantially faster than any web server, which results in 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 opens them.

Varnish in Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every hosting plan and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your shared account using the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There are two different things that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the websites that you’d like to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 32 megabytes, shows the maximum amount of content that the platform can cache at any given time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s intuitive GUI will allow you to turn off or to reboot any instance, to view in-depth logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just a click. For maximum results, you can employ a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will load considerably faster, which means more satisfied site users and potential clients.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish is a feature, which is included by default with all semi-dedicated hosting plans offered by us and you can use it for load distribution purposes. It is available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can employ it with any site that you host in your semi-dedicated account. In case you’re in need of more, you can increase the memory allocation. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 megabytes through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The same section will enable you to add more instances as well, in case you want to use the Varnish caching platform with multiple sites. The two upgrades can be added independently – you can cache the content of one resource-demanding site or run a number of Internet sites with the default memory allocation. You can take full advantage of the Varnish platform in case you’ve got a dedicated IP and you can order one with your semi-dedicated server package as well. Hepsia will give you complete control over the caching platform and, with no more than one click, you will be able to delete the cached data, to view a system log file or to restart an instance.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can use Varnish with any of our VPS server plans at no extra charge, as the data caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The one and only condition is that the virtual server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your sites with only a couple of mouse clicks. Each VPS plan comes with a different amount of memory for content caching purposes, but you’ll have at least several hundred MB, which is quite sufficient even for multiple traffic-heavy Internet sites. Soon after you enable the Varnish platform, it will begin caching the content that your visitors request, so you will notice the significantly better webpage loading times and the reduced load on your VPS very soon. The platform will allow you to use a less pricey Virtual Private Server, since you won’t require that many resources to warrant the correct operation of your websites even if you’ve got larger websites with multiple visitors. Optimal results are accomplished if the websites which use the Varnish platform also use a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can employ Varnish to accelerate the load speed of any site that’s hosted on a dedicated server with us if the Hepsia Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the caching platform ready for use at no extra charge, but you will also exert total control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with interface. It’ll take only a click to start or deactivate an instance or to clear the cached files for any Internet site that is using the Varnish platform and if you are more advanced, you can also see the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 gigabytes of system memory for website content caching purposes, so even in case you run many sites on your server and they all use the platform, the improvement in their performance will be visible. You’ll simply have to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever web pages the website visitors open on their end. The Varnish platform performs best if the websites use a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that our dedicated servers come with three free-of-cost IPs, you’ll have all that you need.