Varnish is a web application accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, as it can increase the loading speed of any Internet site, at times even by 100 percent, depending on the content. This tool is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to decrease the overall load on the physical server and to enhance the browsing speed for the website visitors. Whenever a visitor loads a page on a given website, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested content is sent as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the pages that the website visitor opens and in case any of them is accessed once more, it is delivered by Varnish and not by the server directly. The increase in the overall performance is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests tremendously quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. If any content is updated in the meantime, the cached pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody attempts to access them.

Varnish in Hosting

We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each and every hosting plan and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your shared hosting account through the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two different features that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that you want to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 32 MB, indicates the total amount of content that the content caching platform can store at any particular moment. Hepsia’s easy-to-use interface will permit you to deactivate or to restart any instance, to check in-depth system logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just a click. For optimal results, you can employ a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your site will open substantially faster, meaning more satisfied site visitors and potential customers.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated plans come with Varnish by default, so you can make full use of the website accelerator and accelerate any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You’ll get 64 megabytes of memory particularly for Varnish at no extra charge and you can enable an instance with no more than a couple of mouse clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated packages. In case you need more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 MB through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be available to you instantly. You can also order more instances as an upgrade, so you can decide whether a lot of data will be cached for one website or if the available memory will be used by different sites. Hepsia will allow you to restart or to cancel any instance, to view the system log associated with it or to clear the cached data using single-click buttons. To take full advantage of the Varnish accelerator, you can set a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites which will use it.

Varnish in VPS Servers

We offer Varnish with all Hepsia-managed VPS hosting plans, so in case you order a VPS with this hosting Control Panel, you’ll be able to take advantage of the content caching platform at no additional charge. The Varnish platform can utilize different amounts of memory for data caching purposes depending on the very Virtual Private Server package that you’ve chosen during the server order process, but nevertheless, this amount won’t be less than several hundred MB. This is quite enough to boost the overall performance of a number of resource-consuming websites, so the faster site browsing speeds and the decreased load on your virtual machine will be noticeable. The effect may not be distinguishable straight away, since Varnish will need some time to cache the site content that people access, but shortly after you set it up, you will perceive its full potential. This platform will permit you to use a lower-end VPS and to give less cash to get the same performance you’d get with a higher-end machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated web hosting plans which are ordered with the custom Hepsia website hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed software platforms that you’ll get with the server. The Varnish data caching platform can be set up and managed without efforts via Hepsia’s easy-to-navigate interface and, with no more than one single mouse click, you can browse a comprehensive log, create or reboot an instance, delete the cache associated with any site and much more. Shortly after you set up Varnish for a specific domain or sub-domain, it will begin caching the pages requested by your website visitors and as soon as it has cached enough web content, you will perceive a substantially better website performance plus a lowered load on your dedicated machine. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at three gigabytes, you will be able to use the platform for workload distribution purposes even if you run an immense number of Internet sites on the dedicated server.