Varnish is a web app accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, because it can increase the speed of any site, sometimes even by one hundred percent, depending on the content itself. This tool is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to decrease the overall load on the physical server and to improve the access speed for the website visitors. Every time a visitor loads a page on a particular website, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested content is served as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the web pages that the visitor opens and if any of them is accessed again, it’s fetched by Varnish and not by the server directly. The boost in the overall performance is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests substantially quicker than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. In case any content is updated in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be updated the next time someone tries to open them.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each shared plan and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your shared web hosting account using the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one depends on the number of the sites that you would like to employ Varnish for and the second one, which comes in increments of 32 MB, refers to the total amount of content that the content caching platform can store at any particular moment. The Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-use interface will permit you to shut down or to reboot any instance, to view detailed logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For optimal results, you can employ a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your website will load much faster, meaning more satisfied site users and potential clients.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish is a feature, which is included as standard with all semi-dedicated hosting plans that we offer and you can use it for workload distribution purposes. It is available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The Varnish data caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can use it with any Internet site that you host in the semi-dedicated server account. In case you need more, you can increase the memory allocation. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 MB in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The very same section will enable you to activate more instances as well, in case you’d like to use the Varnish caching platform with more sites. The two upgrades can be ordered independently – you can cache the content of one single traffic-heavy Internet site or use several Internet sites with the default memory. You can get the most out of the Varnish platform if you use a dedicated IP address and you can get one with your semi-dedicated plan as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you complete control over the platform and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you will be able to clear the cached contents, to check a system log or to restart an instance.

Varnish in VPS Servers

We provide Varnish with all Hepsia-equipped VPS web hosting plans, so in case you acquire a server with this Control Panel, you’ll be able to take advantage of the caching platform at no additional charge. Varnish can use different amounts of system memory for caching purposes depending on the particular package that you’ve chosen during the registration process, but at any rate, this amount will not be less than several hundred MB. This is more than enough to enhance the performance of several traffic-hungry websites, so the faster website load speeds and the reduced load will be perceivable. The effect may not be detectable immediately, as Varnish will need a certain amount of time to cache the content that users browse, but shortly after you activate it, you will feel its full capacity. This caching platform will permit you to use a less powerful VPS and to pay less money to get the very same performance you’d get with a higher-end virtual machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated web hosting plans that are ordered with the custom Hepsia web hosting Control Panel feature Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you will get with the machine. The Varnish data caching platform can be set up and administered with ease from Hepsia’s intuitive GUI and, with no more than one single click of the mouse, you can check a detailed log, create or restart an instance, clear the cached content associated with any site and much more. Shortly after you set up Varnish for a particular domain or sub-domain, it will start caching the pages browsed by the site visitors and as soon as it has cached enough web content, you’ll witness a tremendously better site performance plus a decreased load on the machine. With Varnish-dedicated system memory starting at three gigabytes, you will be able to use the platform for load balancing purposes even if you host multiple Internet sites on the server.