Varnish is a web accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, as it can increase the loading speed of any site, sometimes even by 100 percent, based on the content itself. This tool is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to reduce the overall load on the physical server and to enhance the access speed for the website visitors. Each time a visitor accesses a page on a specific site, the browser request is processed by the web server and the requested data is sent as a response. If Varnish is activated, it caches the web pages that the visitor opens and in case any of them is loaded 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 considerably quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. If any data is changed meanwhile, the cached webpages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody tries to open them.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux shared hosting. You can add it to your website hosting account via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is available with all shared packages and you’ll get a pretty simple-to-use interface, which will give you complete control over the caching system. Using one-click quick-access controls, you can restart or remove any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer work for a particular site. You can also see a detailed log or delete the cache for any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your hosting plan, you will be able to select the maximum amount of system memory that will be at your disposal for caching purposes and how many websites will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for maximum performance, you can allocate a dedicated IP address to the sites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to take full advantage of your sites and to have numerous gratified visitors.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated hosting offered by us will permit you to use Varnish once your brand new account has been created, since the content caching platform is available by default. 64 MB of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the moment your account is activated, so you can make use of this load distribution software as soon as your website has been launched online. In case you are in need of more memory, you can get 32 MB at a time from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated machine momentarily. You can also increase the number of the sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not bound directly to the amount of system memory that you use, which means that you’ll have more freedom. The Varnish platform will noticeably lower the load on the server that your sites generate, so your site visitors can enjoy fast-opening pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish platform effortlessly from the Hepsia Control Panel using fast-access controls. You’ll be able to start/disable any of the instances that you’ve got, to delete the cache for any of your Internet sites or to check system log files.

Varnish in VPS Hosting

We offer Varnish with all Hepsia-managed Linux VPS hosting, so in case you order a VPS with this Control Panel, you will be able to take full advantage of the data caching platform at no extra fee. Varnish can utilize different amounts of memory for data caching purposes depending on the specific Virtual Private Server package that you have chosen during the registration process, but at any rate, this amount will not be less than several hundred MB. This is more than enough to optimize the overall performance of a handful of resource-absorbing Internet sites, so the better page loading speeds and the less load on the VPS server will be discernible. The result may not be evident instantly, since the Varnish platform will need some time to cache the content that visitors request, but shortly after you set it up, you’ll observe its full potential. This platform will allow you to use a less powerful server and to pay less money to get the exact same performance you’d get with a higher-end virtual machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will acquire the Varnish content caching platform at no additional charge and you’ll have total control over it via a quite intuitive graphical interface – you’ll be able to start, to delete or to reboot an instance, to check an exhaustive system log, to clear the cached files for any Internet site and much, much more. The Varnish platform will have several GB of system memory at its disposal, so even if you host resource-requiring Internet sites with an enormous number of visitors, you will notice the tremendously faster website loading times and the reduced load. This will happen soon after you start using the Varnish platform, as it will need a certain amount of time to cache the content that users request. You can take full advantage of the platform’s potential if the Internet sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP address, but owing to the fact that your server includes a couple of IP addresses by default, you will not need to pay anything on top of your monthly fee for the machine itself.