Varnish is a website accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, as it can increase the loading speed of any website, at times even by one hundred percent, based on the content. This tool is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to reduce the overall server load and to enhance the access speed for the website visitors. Every time a visitor accesses a page on a particular website, the web browser request is processed by the web server and the requested data is served as a response. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the web pages that the site visitor opens and if any of them is loaded again, it’s served by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The performance improvement comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests substantially quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. If any data is updated in the meantime, the cached pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody accesses them.

Varnish in Website Hosting

You can use Varnish’s potential and improve the load speed of your websites regardless of the website hosting plan that you’ve selected and you can enable and set up the content caching platform with a few clicks of the mouse via the easy-to-use GUI offered by our leading-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be able to select two different things – how many websites will employ the Varnish caching platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can add more instances with less memory and the other way around. In case you’ve got a lot of content on a given site and you attract lots of site visitors, more system memory will give you a better result. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish platform. Hepsia will offer you simple one-click buttons for discontinuing or rebooting any instance, for clearing the cache for any Internet site and for viewing exhaustive logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our Linux semi-dedicated packages include Varnish by default, so you can use the website accelerator tool and optimize the speed of any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You will get 64 megabytes of memory exclusively for the Varnish accelerator at no extra fee and you will be able to create an instance with no more than a couple of mouse clicks via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated packages. If you want more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be available to you momentarily. You can also order more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can choose if plenty of data will be cached for a single site or whether the available memory will be utilized by multiple sites. Hepsia will allow you to restart or to terminate any instance, to check the system log for it or to clear the cached files using one-click buttons. To take full advantage of the Varnish accelerator, you can assign a dedicated IP address to the Internet sites that will use it.

Varnish in VPS

We provide Varnish with all of the Hepsia-managed Linux VPS packages, so if you buy a server with this web hosting Control Panel, you’ll be able to take advantage of the caching platform at no additional charge. Varnish can use different amounts of memory for content caching purposes depending on the specific Virtual Private Server package that you have selected during the registration process, but in any case, this amount won’t be less than several hundred MB. This is quite enough to optimize the work of a number of traffic-heavy Internet sites, so the better site load speeds and the less server load will be discernible. The effect may not be observable right away, as Varnish will need some time to cache the site content that users browse, but soon after you enable it, you’ll witness its full potential. This platform will allow you to use a lower-end VPS server and to give less money to get the same performance you’d get with a more powerful virtual machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

You can employ Varnish to accelerate the loading speed of any site that is hosted on a dedicated server from us when the Hepsia Control Panel is installed on the machine. Not only will you get the caching platform ready to be used at no extra cost, but you’ll also exert complete control over it through Hepsia’s simple-to-use interface. It will take just one single mouse click to start or cancel an instance or to delete the cache for any site that is using Varnish and if you’re more practiced, you can also view the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 GB of system memory for caching purposes, so even if you run a large number of sites on your server and they all use the caching platform, the difference in their performance will be apparent. You’ll only have to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever pages the site visitors load on their end. The Varnish platform performs best if the sites use a dedicated IP, but since our servers include three free-of-charge IPs, you’ll have everything you need.