Varnish is a website accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, because it can increase the speed of any Internet site, sometimes even by 100%, depending on the content. This tool is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to reduce the overall load on the server and to boost the access speed for the site visitors. Whenever a visitor loads a page on a certain website, the web browser request is processed by the web server and the requested content is delivered as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the web pages that the site visitor opens and if any of them is accessed once again, it is served by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The boost in the performance is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests significantly quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. If any data is updated in the meantime, the cached pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone accesses them.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

If you host your websites in a shared hosting account with us, you will be able to activate Varnish with a couple of clicks from your Control Panel. The content caching platform is available as an optional upgrade with all our shared packages and you can choose how many websites will use it and the maximum storage space that will be available for the cached data. The two features that can be upgraded in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the number of instances and the amount of system memory and they are not linked directly to each other, so you can choose whether you want plenty of memory for one large website or less memory for several smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of the Varnish caching platform if the websites use a dedicated IP. Using the Control Panel, you can easily start/reboot/discontinue an instance, clear the cached contents independently for each site that uses Varnish or check an exhaustive system log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Varnish caching platform is included in the standard set of services that you’ll obtain when you choose to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can activate it for any of your websites via our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel. The default amount of system memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache content is 64 megabytes, but in case you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this memory from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the sites that can use this platform at the same time. Since these two things are not tied to each other, you can use a few instances with the default amount of memory or you can order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for a single Internet site. The Varnish caching platform works best when you use a dedicated IP for the sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will offer you a simple means of restarting any instance. What’s more, you’ll be able to delete the cached data with just one single click of the mouse.

Varnish in VPS Web Hosting

You can take full advantage of the workload balancing potential of Varnish with any of our Linux VPS web hosting in case you select Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel. The platform comes by default and the amount of memory that it’ll be able to use to cache the content of your websites is dependent on the given Virtual Private Server plan that you have picked, but even with the lower-end packages, you will have no less than several hundred megabytes of memory at your disposal exclusively for data caching purposes. This amount is enough to boost the performance of numerous Internet sites. It will take a little time for you to detect the effects, as the Varnish platform caches the content that website visitors access, but shortly thereafter you will notice the considerably reduced load on your virtual machine and the accelerated website load speed. The Varnish caching platform will permit you to make use of a less powerful plan for sites which would normally require a more pricey hosting service.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

All Linux dedicated servers hosting that are ordered with the in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed software platforms that you’ll get with the server. The Varnish content caching platform can be activated and managed effortlessly through Hepsia’s time and effort saving interface and, with no more than a click, you can browse an elaborate system log, create or reboot an instance, clear the cached data associated with any Internet site and much more. Soon after you enable Varnish for a certain domain or sub-domain, it will start caching the web pages requested by the visitors and once it has cached enough content, you’ll observe a significantly faster site performance and a reduced load on your dedicated server. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you will be able to use the platform for load balancing purposes even if you host a huge number of Internet sites on the dedicated server.