Varnish is a web app accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, as it can increase the loading speed of any site, sometimes even by one hundred percent, depending on the content. This tool is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to lower the overall load on the server and to accelerate the browsing speed for the site visitors. Every time a visitor opens a page on a particular Internet site, the browser request is processed by the web server and the requested data is delivered as a response. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the web pages that the visitor browses and in case any of them is opened once more, it is delivered by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The performance boost comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests substantially quicker than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. If any content is modified meanwhile, the cached pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody accesses them.

Varnish in Shared Website Hosting

If you host your Internet sites in a shared website hosting account with us, you will be able to add Varnish with a couple of clicks through your Control Panel. The platform is offered as an optional upgrade with all our plans and you can select how many sites will use it and the maximum amount of system memory that will be used for the cached data. The two features that can be upgraded in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the amount of memory and the number of instances and they aren’t directly tied to each other, so you can choose if you want a lot of memory for a single large-size website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of the Varnish platform in case the websites use a dedicated IP address. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can swiftly start/restart/discontinue an instance, delete the cached data independently for each website which employs the Varnish platform or see a comprehensive system log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated hosting plans that we are offering will allow you to employ Varnish once your new semi-dedicated account has been activated, as the content caching platform comes by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the second your account is activated, so you can use this load distribution software once your website has been launched. If you need more memory, you can get 32 megabytes at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated server instantly. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not bound directly to the amount of memory that you use, which goes to say that you will have more freedom. The Varnish caching platform will substantially lower the load on the semi-dedicated server caused by your sites, so your site visitors can enjoy fast-opening web pages. You’ll be able to manage the Varnish caching platform without efforts through your Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access buttons. You will be able to start/shut down any of the instances that you’ve got, to delete the cached content associated with any of your sites or to see system logs.

Varnish in VPS Servers

Varnish is included by default with each of the VPS web hosting plans offered by us on the condition that the VPS server is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can improve the work of your sites with only a couple of mouse clicks. The more powerful the plan, the more memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a low-end package, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you own several Internet sites, you will notice a great reduction in the server load and a substantially better website loading speed. The platform will have to work for a little while while the visitors navigate the website and once the website content has been cached, you will distinguish the results. One of the pros of employing Varnish is that a lower-end and less pricey package will accomplish the same job as a more costly one without the platform, so not only will your sites work substantially better, but you’ll also spare some cash.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll get the Varnish data caching platform at no extra fee and you will have full control over it through a rather intuitive graphical interface – you’ll be able to start, to disable or to reboot an instance, to see an in-depth log, to delete the cached content associated with any site and much more. Varnish will have several gigabytes of system memory at its disposal, so even if you’ve got traffic-hungry sites with a vast number of visitors, you’ll notice the considerably faster page loading speeds and the less load on the dedicated server. This will become a fact soon after you start using Varnish, as it will require some time to cache the web pages that people browse. You can get the most out of the platform’s capability in case the Internet sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP address, but due to the fact that your server comes with several IPs by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of your monthly charge for the machine itself.