Varnish is a web application accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, because it can increase the load speed of any website, sometimes even by 100%, depending on the content itself. This tool is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to reduce the overall load on the server and to increase the browsing speed for the website visitors. Anytime a visitor accesses a page on a given website, the web browser request is processed by the web server and the requested content is sent as a reply. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the web pages that the site visitor opens and if any of them is opened once again, it’s fetched by Varnish and not by the server directly. The boost in the overall performance comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests significantly quicker than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. If any data is changed in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be updated the next time someone accesses them.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

In case you host your websites in a cloud hosting account with us, you’ll be able to activate Varnish with several mouse clicks through your hosting Control Panel. The platform is offered as an optional upgrade with all our hosting packages and you can select how many websites will use it and the total amount of system memory that will be used for the cached data. The two features that can be upgraded in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the number of instances and the amount of memory and they are not linked directly to each other, so you can choose if you want lots of memory for one large-scale site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can make use of the full potential of Varnish in case the websites use a dedicated IP address. With the Control Panel, you can easily start/reboot/cancel an instance, delete the cached data independently for each site that employs Varnish or see an in-depth log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Varnish platform is part of the default service set that you will receive when you choose to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can enable it for any of your Internet sites via our next-generation Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default amount of system memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache data is 64 megabytes, but in case you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this memory from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the Internet sites that can use this caching platform at the same time. Since these two features aren’t bound to each other, you can use several websites with the default memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for a single web site. The Varnish platform works best if you allocate a dedicated IP address to the Internet sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will provide you with a simple means of rebooting any instance. Furthermore, you’ll be able to delete the cached contents with only one mouse click.

Varnish in VPS Hosting

The Varnish data caching platform comes by default with each of the Linux VPS hosting packages that we are offering on the condition that the Virtual Private Server is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can optimize the overall performance of your websites with just a few clicks of the mouse. The more powerful the package, the more system memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a lower-end plan, the platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you have a number of sites, you will notice a great reduction in the server load and a much faster website load speed. The Varnish caching platform will need to work for a while while the users navigate the website and as soon as the content has been cached, you’ll observe the effect. One of the upsides of using Varnish is that a lower-end and less expensive Virtual Private Server plan will accomplish the same job as a more high-priced one without the caching platform, so not only will your sites perform much better, but you will also spare a certain amount of cash.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

All Linux dedicated servers hosting packages which are ordered with the tailor-made Hepsia web hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed software platforms that you’ll get with the dedicated machine. The Varnish data caching platform can be configured and managed without efforts via the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-navigate interface and, with no more than one mouse click, you can check an exhaustive system log, create or restart an instance, delete the cached files associated with any Internet site and much more. Shortly after you set up the Varnish platform for a particular domain or sub-domain, it will begin caching the pages requested by your website visitors and once it has cached enough content, you’ll witness a substantially faster site performance and a reduced load on your server. With Varnish-dedicated system memory starting at 3 GB, you will be able to use the platform for load distribution purposes even if you host a large number of sites on your dedicated machine.