Varnish is a web accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, because it can increase the loading speed of any website, sometimes even by 100%, depending on the content itself. This tool is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to lower the overall server load and to improve the access speed for the website visitors. Anytime a visitor accesses a page on a specific site, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested information is delivered as a response. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the pages that the visitor browses and in case any of them is opened again, it is fetched by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The improvement 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 site visitors. In case any data is updated meanwhile, the cached pages will also be updated the next time somebody opens them.

Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each of our cloud web hosting. You can add it to your hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared plans and you will get a very easy-to-work-with graphical interface, which will give you complete control over the data caching system. Using 1-click quick-access buttons, you can reboot or shut down any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer be enabled for a specific website. You can also see an exhaustive system log file or clear the cache for any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your shared web hosting plan, you’ll be able to choose the total amount of system memory that will be available to you for caching purposes and how many websites will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for maximum performance, you can allocate a dedicated IP to the sites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to get the most out of your sites and to have numerous gratified site users.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated servers that we’re offering will permit you to use Varnish as soon as your brand-new semi-dedicated server account is active, as the data caching platform is offered by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the second your account is activated, so you can use this load distribution software as soon as your website has been taken online. In case you need more memory, you can get 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated server momentarily. You can also increase the number of the websites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly bound to the amount of system memory that you use, which suggests that you’ll have more versatility. The platform will greatly lower the server load that your sites cause, so your site visitors can enjoy fast-loading pages. You’ll be able to manage Varnish effortlessly from your Control Panel using quick-access controls. You will be able to start/stop any of the instances that you’ve got, to delete the cached content for any of your Internet sites or to view system logs.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can use Varnish with each of our VPS server packages at no additional fee, as the content caching platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The sole prerequisite is that the server must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you’ll be able to set up Varnish for any of your websites with just a few clicks. Each VPS plan features a different amount of system memory for content caching purposes, but you’ll get at least several hundred MB, which is quite sufficient even for multiple resource-demanding sites. Soon after you activate Varnish, it’ll begin caching the content that your visitors browse, so you will notice the considerably faster website loading speeds and the less load on the VPS in no time. The Varnish platform will allow you to use a less expensive virtual machine, as you will not need that many resources to guarantee the uninterrupted operation of your websites even if you have traffic-consuming sites with multiple visitors. Optimum results are accomplished if the websites that use Varnish also use a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated servers that are ordered with the in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed software platforms that you’ll get with the dedicated server. The Varnish data caching platform can be set up and managed without any effort via Hepsia’s user-friendly GUI and, with no more than one single mouse click, you can check a comprehensive log, add or reboot an instance, delete the cached data for any site and much more. Shortly after you enable Varnish for a certain domain or sub-domain, it will start caching the webpages browsed by your site visitors and as soon as it has cached enough web content, you’ll witness a tremendously better website performance plus a reduced load on the dedicated server. With Varnish-dedicated system memory starting at three gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the software platform for load balancing purposes even if you run a lot of websites on the machine.