Varnish is a web application accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, because it can increase the load speed of any website, sometimes even by 100%, depending on the content itself. This tool is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to decrease the overall load on the physical server and to increase the browsing speed for the site visitors. Each time a visitor loads a page on a given website, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested info is delivered as a response. If Varnish is activated, it caches the pages that the site visitor opens and if any of them is opened for a second time, it is fetched by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The performance boost is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the browser requests considerably quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. In case any content is updated in the meantime, the cached pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone attempts to access them.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

You can use Varnish’s full potential and optimize the speed of your sites regardless of the cloud hosting plan that you’ve picked and you can activate and set up the content caching platform with several clicks of the mouse using the easy-to-work-with GUI offered by our next-generation Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you will be able to choose two separate things – how many sites will employ the Varnish caching platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 megabytes and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can add more instances and less memory and vice versa. If you’ve got plenty of content on a particular site and you draw a lot of visitors, more memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with easy one-click controls for cancelling or restarting any instance, for deleting the cache for any website and for viewing in-depth logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish is offered as standard with all semi-dedicated hosting plans that we are offering and you can use it for load distribution purposes. It is available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can employ it with any site that you host in your semi-dedicated server account. In case you’re in need of more than that, you can increase the memory quota. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 MB in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The exact same Upgrades section will enable you to add more instances as well, if you want to use Varnish with more websites. The two upgrades can be ordered separately – you can cache the content of one resource-heavy site or run several websites with the default memory. You can get the most out of the Varnish caching platform if you have a dedicated IP address and you can get one with your semi-dedicated package as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you total control over the platform and, with no more than one single mouse click, you’ll be able to delete the cached content, to view a log file or to reboot an instance.

Varnish in VPS Servers

We provide Varnish with all Hepsia-managed VPS hosting plans, so if you acquire a VPS with this web hosting Control Panel, you’ll be able to make the most of the data caching platform at no additional charge. Varnish can utilize different amounts of memory for caching purposes based on the particular Virtual Private Server package that you’ve chosen during the registration process, but in any case, this amount will not be less than several hundred megabytes. This is quite enough to optimize the overall performance of several busy sites, so the better site load speeds and the lowered load on the virtual machine will be discernible. The effect may not be detectable momentarily, since Varnish will need a certain amount of time to cache the website content that users access, but shortly after you enable it, you’ll perceive its full capacity. This platform will allow you to use a lower-end Virtual Private Server and to pay less cash to get the very same performance you’d get with a more powerful machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can employ Varnish to increase the speed of any site that is hosted on a dedicated server with our company if the Hepsia Control Panel is installed on the machine. Not only will you get the caching platform ready to be used at no additional fee, but you’ll also have complete control over it via Hepsia’s easy-to-work-with interface. It will take only one mouse click to start or stop an instance or to delete the cache for any website that is using the Varnish platform and in case you’re more practiced, you can also view the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 gigabytes of virtual memory for site content caching purposes, so even in case you host an enormous number of websites on your dedicated server and they all use the Varnish caching platform, the difference in their overall performance will be visible. You will just have to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever content the website visitors browse on their end. The platform performs best when the websites use a dedicated IP, but considering the fact that our servers include three free-of-cost IPs, you’ll have everything you need.