Varnish is a website accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, as it can increase the load speed of any website, sometimes even by 100 percent, depending on the content. This tool is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to reduce the overall load on the physical machine and to boost the browsing speed for the site visitors. Anytime a visitor loads a page on a given Internet site, the web browser request is processed by the web server and the requested data is served as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the pages that the website visitor browses and in case any of them is opened once again, it’s fetched by Varnish and not by the server directly. The performance increase comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests tremendously faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. In case any content is edited meanwhile, the cached web pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody opens them.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each and every shared hosting and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your shared website hosting account through the Upgrades section in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two different things that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the sites that you wish to employ Varnish for and the second one, which comes in increments of 32 MB, displays the total amount of data that the data caching platform can store at any particular time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with graphical interface will enable you to delete or to reboot any instance, to see elaborate system logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just one click. For best results, you can employ a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your website will open significantly faster, meaning more pleased users and prospective customers.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish is a feature, which is included as standard with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting service that we offer and you can use it for load distribution purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The Varnish caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can employ it with any website that you host in your account. In case you’re in need of more than that, you can increase the system memory allowance. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 MB through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The exact same section will allow you to enable more instances too, in case you would like to use the Varnish caching platform with multiple websites. The two upgrades can be ordered independently – you can cache the content of one resource-demanding Internet site or run several Internet sites with the default memory quota. You can take full advantage of Varnish if you use a dedicated IP address and you can order one with your semi-dedicated plan as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will grant you complete control over the platform and, with no more than one single mouse click, you will be able to clear the cached data, to check a log file or to reboot an instance.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can use Varnish with any of our VPS server packages at no extra fee, since the caching platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The one and only precondition is that the virtual server must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your websites with only a few clicks of the mouse. Each Virtual Private Server plan includes a different amount of system memory for content caching purposes, but you’ll get at least several hundred megabytes, which is enough even for several traffic-hungry Internet sites. Soon after you activate the Varnish platform, it’ll start caching the content that your website visitors access, so you will notice the substantially better Internet site load speeds and the lowered load on the virtual machine very soon. The Varnish platform will allow you to use a less pricey virtual machine, since you will not require that many resources to guarantee the uninterrupted operation of your sites even if you run popular sites with lots of visitors. Maximum results are achieved if the websites that use Varnish use also a dedicated IP address.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll obtain the Varnish content caching platform at no extra charge and you’ll have total control over it via an incredibly easy-to-use interface – you’ll be able to start, to cancel or to reboot an instance, to see an elaborate system log, to delete the cached data associated with any Internet site and much more. The Varnish caching platform will have several gigabytes of system memory at its disposal, so even if you manage resource-absorbing websites with a large number of visitors, you will notice the considerably faster site loading times and the decreased load on the dedicated machine. This will become a fact shortly after you start using the Varnish platform, since it will need a certain amount of time to cache the pages that visitors access. You can make the most of the platform’s potential in case the websites that are using it also use a dedicated IP, but since your server comes with a couple of IP addresses by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of the monthly charge for the machine itself.