Varnish is a web accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, because it can increase the speed of any site, sometimes even by 100 percent, based on the content itself. This tool is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to lower the overall server load and to enhance the browsing speed for the website visitors. Every time a visitor accesses a page on a specific website, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested information is returned as a reply. If Varnish is activated, it caches the pages that the website visitor browses and in case any of them is accessed once more, it’s delivered by Varnish and not by the server directly. The improvement in the performance is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests significantly quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. If any content is modified in the meantime, the cached webpages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone attempts to open them.

Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with all our Linux cloud website hosting. You can add it to your web hosting account from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared plans and you’ll get a truly easy-to-use graphical interface, which will grant you complete control over the data caching system. Using one-click quick-access controls, you can restart or stop any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer work for a given site. You can also see a comprehensive system log file or clear the cache associated with any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your shared hosting plan, you will be able to choose the maximum amount of memory that will be at your disposal for content caching purposes and how many sites will use Varnish. You can always add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for optimum performance, you can set a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to take full advantage of your sites and to have plenty of happy website visitors.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Varnish is part of the standard set of services that you will acquire if you choose to host your websites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can enable it for any of your sites via our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default amount of memory that Varnish can use to cache data is 64 megabytes, but if you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this memory from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the sites that can use this platform simultaneously. Since these two things aren’t tied to each other, you can use a few instances with the default amount of memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for a single website. Varnish performs best if you assign a dedicated IP to the Internet sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with a simple means of rebooting any instance. What’s more, you will be able to clear the cached contents with only one single mouse click.

Varnish in VPS

You can take full advantage of the load balancing potential of Varnish with each of our Linux VPS when you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel. The data caching platform is offered by default and the amount of memory that it’ll be able to use to cache the content of your sites depends on the particular package that you’ve selected, but even with the less powerful plans, you will have no less than several hundred megabytes of system memory at your disposal only for content caching purposes. This amount is sufficient enough to optimize the work of multiple websites. It’ll take some time for you to notice the results, as Varnish caches the content that site visitors browse, but shortly after that you’ll notice the substantially reduced server load and the accelerated site load speed. The Varnish caching platform will allow you to make use of a less powerful VPS package for Internet sites that would typically need a more expensive hosting solution.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

If you need a more powerful web hosting solution and you order one of the Linux dedicated servers hosting packages offered by our company, you’ll be able to use the Varnish content caching platform to improve the work of your Internet sites at no additional charge as long as the dedicated machine is ordered with our advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its simple-to-navigate GUI will enable you to monitor system processes, to clear the cache or to reboot any instance with one click of the mouse. The minimum amount of memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache website content is 3 GB, which is quite enough for a vast selection of resource-intensive Internet sites, so your server will be able to handle a gigantic system load while your site visitors are having a seamless browsing experience. Since your dedicated machine will include several different dedicated IPs, you’ll be able to use Varnish’s maximum potential.