Varnish is a web application accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of 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 sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to lower the overall load on the server and to enhance the browsing speed for the site visitors. Anytime a visitor opens a page on a given site, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested data is sent as a reply. If Varnish is activated, it caches the web pages that the website visitor opens and in case any of them is accessed for a second time, it is fetched by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The improvement in the performance comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests considerably quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the users. If any content is modified in the meantime, the cached webpages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone tries to open them.

Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux cloud web hosting and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your account using the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two different things that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one pertains to the number of the websites that you wish to use Varnish for and the second one, which is offered in increments of 32 MB, refers to the maximum amount of content that the platform can store at any given moment. The Hepsia Control Panel’s intuitive GUI will allow you to terminate or to restart any instance, to see elaborate system logs or to clear the platform’s cache with just one click. For best results, you can use a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your website will load significantly faster, which means more satisfied site visitors and prospective clients.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting include Varnish by default, so you can make use of the web app accelerator tool and increase the speed of any website that you host on our platform. You’ll get 64 megabytes of system memory dedicated to Varnish at no additional fee and you’ll be able to add an instance with no more than a couple of clicks via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated server packages. If you want more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 MB through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be available to you instantly. You can also add more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can decide if lots of data will be cached for one site or if the memory will be used by different Internet sites. Hepsia will permit you to restart or to disable any instance, to see the system log for it or to clear the cached content using single-click buttons. To get the most out of Varnish, you can get a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use it.

Varnish in VPS

You can use the load balancing capabilities of Varnish with all our Linux VPS in case you choose Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The platform is available by default and the amount of system memory that it will be able to use to cache your website content is dependent upon the specific Virtual Private Server plan that you’ve picked, but even with the lower-end plans, you’ll have at least several hundred MB of system memory at your disposal solely for data caching purposes. This amount is sufficient to improve the overall performance of numerous Internet sites. It will take some time for you to observe the effects, since Varnish caches the content that visitors open, but after that you’ll notice the significantly reduced server load and the enhanced Internet site browsing speed. The Varnish platform will allow you to use a less powerful plan for websites that would typically require a more costly web hosting service.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

You can employ Varnish in order to accelerate the speed of any site that is hosted on a dedicated server from our company when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready for use at no extra charge, but you will also have total control over it via Hepsia’s simple-to-use GUI. It will take just one single click to start or shut down an instance or to delete the cache associated with any site that’s using Varnish and in case you are more advanced, you can also check the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 GB of system memory for website content caching purposes, so even in case you host a lot of websites on your dedicated server and they all use the Varnish caching platform, the improvement in their performance will be detectable. You will just have to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever pages the site visitors open on their end. The Varnish platform works best when the Internet sites use a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that our dedicated servers include three free IPs, you’ll have everything you need.