Varnish is a website accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, as it can increase the loading speed of any website, at times even by 100 percent, based on the content. This tool is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to lower the overall load on the physical machine and to improve the access speed for the website visitors. Anytime a visitor loads a page on a specific site, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested info is returned as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the web pages that the site visitor browses and if any of them is opened once more, it’s delivered by Varnish and not by the server directly. The performance boost is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests significantly quicker than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. If any content is edited in the meantime, the cached pages will also be updated the next time someone opens them.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

You can use Varnish’s full potential and increase the loading speed of your sites regardless of the shared hosting plan that you have chosen and you can activate and configure the content caching platform with several clicks of the mouse via the intuitive graphical interface offered by our avant-garde Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you will be able to choose two separate things – how many Internet sites will employ the Varnish caching platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can order more instances and less memory and vice versa. In case you’ve got lots of content on a specific Internet site and you gain a lot of site visitors, more system memory will give you a better result. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP for the sites that will use Varnish. Hepsia will provide you with simple 1-click controls for terminating or restarting any instance, for clearing the cache associated with any website and for viewing elaborate system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our semi-dedicated hosting include Varnish by default, so you can take full advantage of the website accelerator tool and boost the speed of any site that you host on our platform. You’ll get 64 megabytes of memory particularly for Varnish at no additional cost and you will be able to activate an instance with no more than a couple of mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated server plans. If you need more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be available to you instantly. You can also add more instances as an upgrade, so you can choose whether a lot of data will be cached for a single site or whether the available memory will be utilized by several websites. Hepsia will enable you to reboot or to shut down any instance, to see the system log file associated with it or to delete the cached files using 1-click controls. To take full advantage of Varnish, you can assign a dedicated IP to the sites which will use it.

Varnish in VPS Web Hosting

We offer Varnish with all Hepsia-equipped VPS web hosting packages, so if you get a VPS with this Control Panel, you will be able to make use of the content caching platform at no additional fee. Varnish can utilize different amounts of memory for data caching purposes based on the particular setup that you’ve chosen during the registration process, but nevertheless, this amount won’t be less than several hundred MB. This is quite enough to enhance the work of a number of frequently visited websites, so the better website load speeds and the decreased load on the VPS will be perceptible. The result may not be visible momentarily, since Varnish will need some time to cache the site content that visitors open, but soon after you set it up, you will feel its full capacity. This caching platform will allow you to use a less powerful server and to pay less cash to get the same performance you would get with a more powerful machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

All dedicated servers hosting that are ordered with the in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel feature Varnish, which is among the pre-installed software platforms that you will get with the machine. The Varnish platform can be activated and administered without efforts via the Hepsia Control Panel’s intuitive GUI and, with no more than a click, you can view an exhaustive log, create or restart an instance, clear the cached files for any Internet site and much more. Shortly after you enable Varnish for a given domain or subdomain, it will begin caching the web pages opened by the site visitors and as soon as it has cached enough content, you will observe a considerably better site performance in addition to a decreased load on your dedicated machine. With Varnish-dedicated system memory starting at 3 GB, you will be able to use the software platform for load distribution purposes even if you host many Internet sites on the dedicated server.