Varnish is a web app accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, because it can increase the speed of any Internet site, sometimes even by 100%, based on the content itself. This tool is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to decrease the overall server load and to improve the access speed for the site visitors. Each time a visitor accesses a page on a certain site, the browser request is processed by the web server and the requested info is served as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the pages that the site visitor browses and if any of them is opened once more, it’s fetched by Varnish and not by the server directly. The performance increase is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests tremendously faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. In case any content is changed in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be updated the next time somebody tries to access them.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

You can use Varnish’s potential and accelerate the load speed of your websites regardless of the shared hosting package that you have selected and you can activate and configure the platform with a couple of clicks of the mouse via the user-friendly graphical interface offered by our avant-garde Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the procedure, you will be able to select two separate things – how many sites will employ Varnish, i.e. the number of instances, and how much data will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 MB and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can add more instances and less memory and vice versa. If you have lots of content on a given website and you receive numerous site visitors, more system memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the Varnish platform. Hepsia will offer you simple 1-click buttons for cancelling or restarting any instance, for deleting the cache associated with any Internet site and for checking detailed logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Varnish data caching platform is part of the standard service set that you will receive in case you choose to host your sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can activate it for any of your Internet sites via our next-generation Hepsia Control Panel. The default system memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache content is 64 megabytes, but if you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this amount from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the Internet sites that can use this platform at the same time. Since these two features aren’t tied to each other, you can use a few sites with the default memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for a single Internet site. The Varnish platform works best if you assign a dedicated IP to the Internet sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you an easy means of restarting any instance. Furthermore, you will be able to clear the cached contents with only one click of the mouse.

Varnish in VPS Web Hosting

You can take full advantage of the workload balancing capabilities of Varnish with any of our Linux VPS web hosting packages in case you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel. The Varnish content caching platform is offered by default and the memory that it will be able to utilize to cache your website content depends upon the particular Virtual Private Server plan that you’ve selected, but even with the less powerful plans, you’ll have no less than several hundred megabytes of memory at your disposal only for caching purposes. This amount is sufficient to optimize the work of multiple sites. It’ll take some time for you to notice the results, since the Varnish platform caches the content that site visitors browse, but soon after that you will notice the considerably lowered load on the server and the improved site load speed. The Varnish caching platform will permit you to make use of a less powerful Virtual Private Server plan for websites which would typically need a more costly web hosting solution.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

All Linux dedicated servers hosting packages that are ordered with the custom Hepsia web hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed platforms that you’ll get with the dedicated server. The Varnish platform can be activated and managed without effort via Hepsia’s simple-to-navigate GUI and, with no more than one single click of the mouse, you can see an in-depth system log, create or reboot an instance, delete the cached files for any Internet site and much more. Shortly after you enable the Varnish platform for a specific domain or sub-domain, it will begin caching the web pages opened by your visitors and once it has cached enough web content, you’ll observe a tremendously faster website performance plus a lowered load on your dedicated machine. With Varnish-dedicated system memory starting at three gigabytes, you will be able to use the platform for load distribution purposes even if you host many sites on the dedicated server.