Varnish is a web accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, as it can increase the load speed of any site, at times even by 100 percent, based on the content. This tool is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to reduce the overall load on the physical machine and to improve the access speed for the website visitors. Every time a visitor opens a page on a certain website, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested info is returned as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the web pages that the visitor opens and in case any of them is loaded once again, it’s served by Varnish and not by the server directly. The performance boost is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests tremendously faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the users. If any data is modified meanwhile, the cached pages will also be updated the next time somebody attempts to open them.

Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each cloud website hosting and if you want to use it, you can add it to your shared account via the Upgrades section in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There are two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the sites that you want to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 32 megabytes, shows the maximum amount of content that the content caching platform can cache at any given moment. The Hepsia Control Panel’s intuitive interface will permit you to shut down or to restart any instance, to see comprehensive logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just click of the mouse. For optimum results, you can employ a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your site will open significantly faster, meaning more pleased website visitors and potential customers.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our Linux semi-dedicated servers include Varnish by default, so you can make use of the accelerator and improve the speed of any site that you host on our platform. You’ll get 64 megabytes of system memory dedicated to Varnish at no additional charge and you can activate an instance with no more than a few mouse clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated plans. If you need more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 MB through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be at your disposal instantly. You can also order more instances as an upgrade, so you can choose whether plenty of data will be cached for one website or whether the memory will be used by different Internet sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to restart or to shut down any instance, to view the system log for it or to delete the cached files using single-click controls. To get the most out of Varnish, you can allocate a dedicated IP address to the websites that will employ it.

Varnish in VPS Servers

The Varnish data caching platform comes by default with all Linux VPS servers offered by us given that the Virtual Private Server is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can enhance the overall performance of your websites with just a few mouse clicks. The more powerful the package, the more system memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a low-end plan, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you have a handful of Internet sites, you will notice an enormous decrease in the server load and a substantially better page loading speed. The Varnish platform will need to work for a little while as the users navigate the site and as soon as the site content has been cached, you will observe the effects. One of the pros of employing Varnish is that a less powerful and less expensive package will do the same job as a more expensive one without the caching platform, so not only will your sites work better, but you will also save some cash.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All Linux dedicated servers which are ordered with the custom-built Hepsia web hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you’ll get with the dedicated server. The Varnish caching platform can be activated and managed effortlessly from the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-work-with interface and, with no more than one single click, you can browse an exhaustive log, add or reboot an instance, delete the cached files associated with any Internet site and much, much more. Shortly after you set up Varnish for a specific domain or sub-domain, it will start caching the pages loaded by your visitors and as soon as it has cached enough content, you’ll witness a considerably faster website performance in addition to a reduced load. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at 3 GB, you will be able to use the platform for workload distribution purposes even if you run a huge number of sites on your server.