Varnish is a web accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, as it can increase the loading speed of any site, sometimes even by 100%, depending on the content itself. This tool is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to lower the overall load on the physical machine and to improve the access speed for the site visitors. Each time a visitor accesses a page on a particular website, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested info is delivered as a response. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the pages that the site visitor opens and in case any of them is loaded again, it is delivered by Varnish and not by the server directly. The performance boost is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests considerably quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. In case any data is edited in the meantime, the cached webpages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone accesses them.

Varnish in Web Hosting

You can make use of Varnish’s full potential and boost your sites’ loading speed irrespective of the web hosting package that you’ve selected and you can activate and set up the data caching platform with a couple of clicks of the mouse using the easy-to-use interface offered by our next-generation Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be able to select two different things – how many sites will use the Varnish platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 MB and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can order more instances with less memory and the other way around. In case you’ve got plenty of content on a particular site and you get numerous visitors, more system memory will give you a better result. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the Varnish caching platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you simple one-click controls for discontinuing or restarting any instance, for deleting the cache for each site and for viewing comprehensive logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Varnish is a feature, which comes as standard with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting offered by our company and you can use it for load balancing purposes. It is 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 employ it with any Internet site that you host in the semi-dedicated account. If you are in need of more than that, you can increase the memory allowance. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 MB in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The very same Upgrades section will allow you to enable more instances as well, in case you would like to use Varnish with multiple Internet sites. The two upgrades can be added independently – you can cache the content of one resource-heavy website or use several different websites with the default memory quota. You can get the most out of the Varnish caching platform if you have a dedicated IP and you can get one with your semi-dedicated package as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will grant you full control over the platform and, with no more than one click, you will be able to delete the cache, to see a log or to reboot an instance.

Varnish in VPS Web Hosting

We provide Varnish with all Hepsia-equipped Linux VPS web hosting, so in case you get a VPS with this Control Panel, you will be able to take advantage of the data caching platform at no extra fee. The Varnish platform can utilize different amounts of system memory for content caching purposes based on the particular plan that you’ve selected during the subscription process, but nevertheless, this amount will not be less than several hundred MB. This is quite enough to boost the overall performance of a number of popular sites, so the better page loading speeds and the reduced load will be discernible. The result may not be observable momentarily, as Varnish will require some time to cache the content that visitors browse, but shortly after you activate it, you’ll observe its full capacity. This caching platform will permit you to use a less powerful server and to give less money to get the same performance you’d get with a more powerful machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

All dedicated servers hosting which are ordered with the tailor-made Hepsia web hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed software platforms that you will get with the server. The Varnish content caching platform can be enabled and administered effortlessly from Hepsia’s easy-to-work-with GUI and, with no more than one click, you can see an elaborate log, add or reboot an instance, clear the cache for any site and much, much more. Soon after you set up the Varnish platform for a certain domain or sub-domain, it will start caching the webpages browsed by your visitors and once it has cached enough content, you will perceive a tremendously faster site performance as well as a decreased load. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the platform for workload distribution purposes even if you host multiple Internet sites on the server.