Varnish is a web app accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, as it can increase the speed of any site, at times even by one hundred percent, based on the content. This tool is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to decrease the overall load on the server and to improve the browsing speed for the website visitors. Anytime a visitor opens a page on a specific site, the web browser request is handled by the web server and the requested info is sent as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the web pages that the website visitor browses and in case any of them is opened once more, it’s fetched by Varnish and not by the server directly. The performance boost is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests considerably faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. If any data is modified meanwhile, the cached pages will also be updated the next time someone attempts to open them.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

In case you host your websites in a shared hosting account with us, you will be able to activate Varnish with several clicks of the mouse from your hosting Control Panel. The platform is available as an upgrade with all our shared web hosting plans and you can choose the number of the sites that will use it and the total storage space that will be available for the cached content. 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 are not directly tied to each other, so you can decide whether you need plenty of memory for one single large-sized website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of the Varnish platform in case the sites use a dedicated IP. With the Control Panel, you can swiftly start/restart/terminate an instance, delete the cached files individually for each website which uses Varnish or see a comprehensive system log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated service offered by our company will permit you to use Varnish once your brand-new semi-dedicated account has been set up, since the data caching platform comes by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the second your account is enabled, so you can take advantage of this load distribution software as soon as your site has been published on the Internet. In case you are in need of more system memory, you can add 32 MB at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated machine in an instant. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly tied to the amount of system memory that you use, which means that you will have more freedom. The caching platform will significantly lower the load on the server generated by your sites, so your visitors can enjoy fast-loading pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish platform without effort through your Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access controls. You will be able to start/terminate any of the instances that you’ve got, to clear the cached data associated with any of your sites or to check system log files.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take advantage of Varnish with all our VPS server plans at no extra fee, since the caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The one and only prerequisite is that the virtual machine must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you will be able to set up Varnish for any of your sites with just a couple of clicks. Each Virtual Private Server package features a different amount of memory for content caching purposes, but you will get at least several hundred megabytes, which is enough even for multiple resource-hungry Internet sites. Soon after you enable the Varnish platform, it will start caching the content that your site visitors request, so you will notice the considerably better webpage loading times and the lowered load on your virtual server in no time. The Varnish caching platform will permit you to use a less costly VPS server, as you will not need that many resources to ensure the proper operation of your Internet sites even if you own popular websites with lots of visitors. Best results are accomplished if the sites that use the Varnish caching platform also use a dedicated IP address.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you need a powerful hosting solution and you buy one of the dedicated service offered by our company, you can use the Varnish content caching platform to improve the overall performance of your sites at no additional charge on the condition that the dedicated machine is ordered with our advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its simple-to-use graphical interface will permit you to keep an eye on system processes, to delete the cache or to restart any instance with one single mouse click. The minimal amount of system memory that Varnish can employ to cache site content is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough for an enormous collection of popular Internet sites, so your server will be able to cope with a huge load while your site visitors are having a seamless web browsing experience. As your dedicated server will come with several dedicated IP addresses, you will be able to make use of Varnish’s full capacity.