Varnish is a website accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, because it can increase the load speed of any website, at times even by 100 percent, depending on the content. This tool is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to reduce the overall server load and to accelerate the browsing speed for the site visitors. Each time a visitor loads a page on a particular Internet site, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested info is returned as a response. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the web pages that the website visitor opens and in case any of them is opened for a second time, it’s served by Varnish and not by the server directly. The boost in the performance comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests substantially faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. In case any content is edited in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone tries to access them.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux cloud packages. You can add it to your website hosting account from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is available with all shared plans and you will get a pretty simple-to-work-with GUI, which will grant you complete control over the data caching system. Using one-click fast-access controls, you can reboot or shut down any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be enabled for a given Internet site. You can also view a detailed system log or delete the cache associated with any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your web hosting plan, you will be able to select the total amount of system memory that will be available to you for data caching purposes and how many websites will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for optimum performance, you can assign a dedicated IP address to the sites that will use Varnish. This will permit you to get the most out of your websites and to have a lot of gratified users.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Varnish comes by default with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we are offering and you can use it for load distribution purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The Varnish data caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can use it with any website that you host in the semi-dedicated account. In case you’re in need of more than that, you can increase the memory allocation. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 MB through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The same Upgrades section will enable you to add more instances too, if you’d like to use the Varnish caching platform with multiple sites. The two things can be added independently – you can cache the content of one resource-heavy site or run several websites with the default memory quota. You can take full advantage of Varnish if you use a dedicated IP address and you can order one with your semi-dedicated server package as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you total control over the platform and, with no more than a click, you will be able to delete the cached data, to check a system log or to reboot an instance.

Varnish in VPS

You can take advantage of Varnish with each of our virtual private server packages at no additional charge, as the content caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The one and only requirement is that the virtual server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you’ll be able to set up Varnish for any of your Internet sites with just a few mouse clicks. Each Virtual Private Server package offers a different amount of system memory for data caching purposes, but you will have no less than several hundred MB, which is quite enough even for multiple traffic-heavy sites. Soon after you activate Varnish, it will start caching the content that your website visitors browse, so you will notice the much faster site load speeds and the less load on the server in no time. The Varnish caching platform will allow you to use a less expensive VPS, since you won’t need that many resources to sustain the proper operation of your sites even if you manage traffic-consuming Internet sites with numerous visitors. Best results are achieved if the Internet sites which use Varnish use also a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

All Linux dedicated servers hosting packages that are ordered with the in-house built Hepsia web hosting Control Panel feature Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed platforms that you will get with the dedicated server. The Varnish data caching platform can be activated and administered without efforts through Hepsia’s easy-to-use GUI and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you can check a comprehensive system log, add or restart an instance, delete the cached data associated with any Internet site and much, much more. Soon after you enable the Varnish platform for a particular domain or sub-domain, it will begin caching the web pages accessed by your visitors and as soon as it has cached enough content, you will observe a tremendously faster website performance plus a reduced load on your dedicated server. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at 3 GB, you’ll be able to use the platform for workload distribution purposes even if you host plenty of websites on your dedicated server.