Varnish is a web app accelerator tool, 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%, depending on the content itself. This tool is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to decrease the overall load on the physical server and to increase the browsing speed for the website visitors. Whenever a visitor loads a page on a given site, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested data is served as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the web pages that the visitor browses and if any of them is opened again, it is fetched by Varnish and not by the server directly. The boost in the performance comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests tremendously quicker than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. If any content is modified in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody tries to access them.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

You can unleash Varnish’s potential and accelerate the load speed of your sites irrespective of the shared web hosting plan that you have selected and you can add and set up the content caching platform with a couple of clicks of the mouse via the simple-to-use graphical interface offered by our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you will be able to select two separate things – how many Internet sites will use the Varnish caching platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much info will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can use more instances and less memory and vice versa. In case you have a lot of content on a certain site and you get many site visitors, more memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the Varnish caching platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you easy 1-click buttons for deleting or rebooting any instance, for erasing the cache associated with any site and for checking elaborate system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated packages that we offer will allow you to use Varnish once your brand new semi-dedicated account is active, as the platform comes by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the moment your account is enabled, so you can use this workload balancing software as soon as your website has been published to the web. In case you are in need of more memory, you can add 32 MB at a time from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated server immediately. You can also increase the number of the sites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly tied to the amount of memory that you use, which suggests that you will enjoy more versatility. The platform will significantly reduce the server load produced by your sites, so your visitors can enjoy fast-loading pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish caching platform without effort via the Control Panel using quick-access controls. You’ll be able to start/delete any of the instances that you have, to clear the cached content for any of your Internet sites or to view system logs.

Varnish in VPS

You can take advantage of Varnish with all our virtual private server packages at no additional charge, as the content caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The one and only precondition is that the Virtual Private Server must come with the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you will be able to set up Varnish for any of your websites with just a few clicks of the mouse. Each VPS plan features a different amount of system memory for data caching purposes, but you’ll have no less than several hundred megabytes, which is quite sufficient even for several large-sized Internet sites. Soon after you enable the Varnish platform, it will start caching the content that your website visitors open, so you’ll notice the tremendously better web page load speeds and the less load on the virtual server very soon. The caching platform will permit you to use a less expensive server, as you will not require that many resources to warrant the uninterrupted operation of your Internet sites even if you manage popular websites with numerous visitors. Optimum results are accomplished if the websites that use Varnish use also a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

When you need a more powerful web hosting solution and you obtain any of the Linux dedicated servers hosting packages that we’re offering, you’ll be able to use the Varnish caching platform to boost the overall performance of your sites at no extra charge as long as the dedicated machine is ordered with our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel. Its easy-to-use interface will permit you to keep an eye on platform processes, to clear the cache or to restart any instance with one single mouse click. The minimal amount of system memory that the platform can use to cache website content is 3 gigabytes, which is more than enough for an immense collection of resource-hungry websites, so your server will be able to cope with a massive system load while your site visitors are enjoying a seamless web browsing experience. Since your dedicated machine will include several different dedicated IP addresses, you’ll be able to make use of Varnish’s maximum capacity.