Varnish is a website accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, as it can increase the loading speed of any Internet site, sometimes even by 100 percent, depending on the content itself. This tool is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to reduce the overall server load and to enhance the access speed for the site visitors. Whenever a visitor loads a page on a given website, the web browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested information is served as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the web pages that the website 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 increase in the overall performance comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the browser requests substantially faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. In case any data is changed meanwhile, the cached web pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody attempts to open them.

Varnish in Shared Website Hosting

If you host your sites in a shared website hosting account with our company, you will be able to add Varnish with a few clicks of the mouse from your hosting Control Panel. The content caching platform is available as an optional upgrade with all our shared hosting packages and you can select how many sites will use it and the total amount of system memory that will be used for the cached data. The two upgradeable features in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the number of instances and the amount of system memory and they’re not tied directly to each other, so you can decide if you need a lot of memory for one single large-sized website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can take advantage of the full potential of Varnish if the websites use a dedicated IP address. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can swiftly start/restart/remove an instance, delete the cached files individually for each website that uses the Varnish platform or view a comprehensive log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The semi-dedicated hosting services that we’re offering will permit you to use Varnish as soon as your brand new semi-dedicated server account has been opened, since the platform is offered by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the moment your account is activated, so you can make use of this load distribution software once your site has been published to the web. In case you need more system memory, you can get 32 megabytes at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated machine in a flash. You can also increase the number of the sites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly tied to the amount of system memory that you use, which suggests that you will have more flexibility. The caching platform will substantially decrease the load on the server that your websites generate, so your visitors can enjoy fast-loading web pages. You’ll be able to manage the Varnish caching platform with no effort via your Control Panel using quick-access buttons. You’ll be able to start/delete any of the instances that you have, to delete the cache associated with any of your Internet sites or to view system log files.

Varnish in VPS

We offer Varnish with all of the Hepsia-managed Linux VPS services, so if you get a VPS with this web hosting Control Panel, you’ll be able to make use of the content caching platform at no extra fee. Varnish can utilize different amounts of system memory for caching purposes based on the particular configuration that you have selected during the server order process, but nevertheless, this amount will not be less than several hundred MB. This is more than enough to optimize the overall performance of several traffic-intensive websites, so the better site loading speeds and the less load on the machine will be perceivable. The effect may not be apparent instantly, since the Varnish platform will require a certain amount of time to cache the site content that users open, but soon after you set it up, you’ll perceive its full potential. This platform will permit you to use a less powerful VPS server and to pay less money to get the very same performance you would get with a more powerful virtual machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will acquire Varnish at no extra cost and you will exert complete control over it via a quite user-friendly graphical interface – you’ll be able to start, to cancel or to reboot an instance, to check an elaborate system log, to delete the cached files associated with any Internet site and much, much more. The Varnish caching platform will have several gigabytes of system memory at its disposal, so even if you own high-demand sites with plenty of visitors, you will notice the much better site load speeds and the lowered load on your server. This will become a fact shortly after you begin using Varnish, since it will require some time to cache the site content that users browse. You can get the most out of the platform’s potential in case the Internet sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP, but since your dedicated server includes several IP addresses by default, you will not need to pay anything on top of the monthly charge for the machine itself.