Varnish is a web application accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, as it can increase the speed of any website, sometimes even by 100%, based on the content. This tool is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to reduce the overall load on the physical server and to boost the access speed for the site visitors. Every time a visitor accesses a page on a given website, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested information is sent as a response. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the web pages that the website visitor opens and in case any of them is opened for a second time, it is delivered by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The boost in the overall performance is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests substantially faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. If any content is modified meanwhile, the cached pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone attempts to access them.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

You can unleash Varnish’s potential and improve the speed of your websites regardless of the shared web hosting package that you’ve picked and you can add and configure the content caching platform with a few clicks of the mouse from the easy-to-work-with GUI offered by our advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be able to choose two different things – how many sites will employ Varnish, i.e. the number of instances, and how much data will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can order more instances and less memory and vice versa. In case you have a lot of content on a particular Internet site and you get numerous 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 Varnish. Hepsia will offer you easy 1-click buttons for removing or rebooting any instance, for clearing the cache associated with any website and for viewing detailed system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages come with Varnish by default, so you can take full advantage of the web accelerator and accelerate the load speed of any site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You’ll get 64 megabytes of memory dedicated to Varnish at no extra fee and you can enable an instance with no more than a couple of clicks through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated server packages. If you need more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 MB in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be at your disposal momentarily. You can also order more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can decide whether plenty of content will be cached for a single site or whether the memory will be utilized by multiple websites. The Hepsia Control Panel will enable you to restart or to shut down any instance, to see the system log for it or to clear the cached data using 1-click controls. To take full advantage of Varnish, you can set a dedicated IP for the Internet sites which will employ it.

Varnish in VPS

You can take full advantage of the workload balancing potential of Varnish with all our Linux VPS packages in case you choose Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform is offered by default and the memory that it will be able to use to cache the content of your websites is dependent on the specific Virtual Private Server plan that you’ve chosen, but even with the lower-end packages, you’ll have no less than several hundred MB of memory at your disposal only for caching purposes. This amount is sufficient enough to enhance the performance of multiple Internet sites. It’ll take some time for you to distinguish the results, since the Varnish platform caches the content that visitors request, but shortly thereafter you’ll notice the significantly less load on your VPS and the improved site load speed. Varnish will permit you to use a less powerful package for sites which would normally require a more pricey web hosting service.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

When you want a more powerful website hosting solution and you acquire any of the Linux dedicated servers hosting packages that we’re offering, you can use the Varnish platform to boost the performance of your Internet sites at no additional cost as long as the dedicated server is ordered with our avant-garde Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its easy-to-use interface will enable you to keep an eye on system processes, to delete the cache or to restart any instance with one mouse click. The minimal amount of system memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache site content is 3 GB, which is quite enough for an immense selection of resource-demanding sites, so your server will be able to deal with a substantial system load while your Internet site visitors are having a smooth web browsing experience. Since your server will come with several dedicated IPs, you’ll be able to make use of Varnish’s maximum capacity.