Varnish is a web accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, because it can increase the load speed of any site, sometimes even by 100 percent, depending on the content. This tool is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to lower the overall load on the server and to accelerate the access speed for the site visitors. Whenever a visitor loads a page on a particular Internet site, the web browser request is processed by the web server and the requested content is returned as a response. If Varnish is activated, it caches the pages that the visitor browses and if any of them is accessed once more, it’s delivered by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The boost in the overall performance is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests considerably quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. In case any content is updated in the meantime, the cached pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone tries to open them.

Varnish in Website Hosting

If you host your Internet sites in a website hosting account with us, you will be able to activate Varnish with a few clicks via your Control Panel. The content caching platform comes as an optional upgrade with all our packages and you can select the number of the websites that will use it and the maximum storage space that will be available for the cached data. The two upgradeable features in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the amount of system memory and the number of instances and they’re not tied directly to each other, so you can choose whether you need plenty of memory for one single large-sized site or less memory for several smaller ones. You can use the full potential of the Varnish caching platform in case the websites use a dedicated IP address. With the hosting Control Panel, you can easily start/reboot/remove an instance, clear the cached contents independently for each website which employs Varnish or see an in-depth log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Varnish is a feature, which is included by default with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting offered by our company and you can use it for workload distribution purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The Varnish data caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can use it with any website that you host in your semi-dedicated account. In case you’re in need of more than that, you can increase the system memory allocation. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 megabytes through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The very same section will enable you to activate more instances too, if you want to use the Varnish platform with more websites. The two things can be ordered separately – you can cache the content of a single resource-requiring Internet site or run several different sites with the default memory. You can get the most out of the Varnish caching platform if you use a dedicated IP and you can get one with your semi-dedicated plan as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you full control over the caching platform and, with no more than one mouse click, you will be able to delete the cache, to check a log or to reboot an instance.

Varnish in VPS

The Varnish caching platform comes by default with all Linux VPS that we are offering given that the server is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can enhance the work of your sites with only a couple of mouse clicks. The more powerful the plan, the more system memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a lower-end plan, the platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you run a handful of Internet sites, you’ll notice a considerable reduction in the server load and a much better webpage load speed. The Varnish caching platform will need to work for a while while the visitors navigate the website and as soon as the website content has been cached, you will distinguish the result. One of the pluses of employing Varnish is that a less powerful and less pricey Virtual Private Server package will accomplish the same job as a more expensive one without the platform, so not only will your sites perform better, but you will also save a certain amount of money.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

When you want the most powerful website hosting solution and you order any of the Linux dedicated hosting offered by us, you’ll be able to use the Varnish data caching platform to optimize the performance of your Internet sites at no extra charge on the condition that the server is ordered with our next-generation Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its easy-to-navigate GUI will enable you to keep an eye on system processes, to clear the cached data or to restart any instance with one single click. The minimal amount of memory that the Varnish caching platform can employ to cache site content is three gigabytes, which is quite enough for an immense number of heavy sites, so your dedicated server will be able to cope with an enormous load while your website visitors are enjoying a smooth web browsing experience. As your machine will come with several dedicated IP addresses, you’ll be able to use Varnish’s full capacity.