Varnish is a web application accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, because it can increase the speed of any website, at times even by 100%, based on the content. This tool is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to decrease the overall load on the physical server and to enhance the access speed for the site visitors. Anytime a visitor loads a page on a specific site, the browser request is processed by the web server and the requested info is returned as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the pages that the visitor opens and if any of them is accessed again, it’s delivered by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The boost in the performance is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests tremendously faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. In case any content is modified meanwhile, the cached pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone attempts to open them.

Varnish in Web Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each Linux web hosting and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your shared account via the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two different features that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the websites that you wish to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 32 MB, shows the total amount of data that the data caching platform can cache at any particular time. Hepsia’s time and effort saving GUI will enable you to disable or to restart any instance, to see exhaustive system logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just click of the mouse. For optimal results, you can employ a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will load considerably faster, meaning more happy site visitors and prospective clients.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Varnish content caching platform is included in the basic service set that you’ll acquire in case you decide to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can enable it for any of your websites through our advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache data is 64 megabytes, but in case you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this memory from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the websites that can use this caching platform simultaneously. As these two features aren’t linked to each other, you can use several sites with the default amount of memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for one single site. The Varnish caching platform works best if you get a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you a simple way of restarting any instance. Furthermore, you will be able to delete the cached contents with only a click.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can use Varnish with each of our VPS server plans at no additional charge, as the data caching platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The only requirement is that the server must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you will be able to set up Varnish for any of your websites with just a couple of clicks. Each plan includes a different amount of system memory for caching purposes, but you will have no less than several hundred MB, which is enough even for multiple resource-intensive Internet sites. Shortly after you set up Varnish, it will start caching the content that your site visitors browse, so you’ll notice the much better Internet site loading speeds and the lowered load on the server very soon. The Varnish platform will allow you to use a less expensive virtual server, since you won’t need that many resources to ensure the proper operation of your sites even if you have popular websites with lots of visitors. Maximum results are accomplished if the Internet sites that use Varnish also use a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

When you need a powerful hosting solution and you obtain one of the Linux dedicated servers that we offer, you’ll be able to use the Varnish content caching platform to enhance the work of your sites at no extra charge on the condition that the dedicated server is ordered with our avant-garde Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its simple-to-navigate interface will allow you to keep track of platform processes, to delete the cached data or to reboot any instance with one single click of the mouse. The minimum amount of memory that the caching platform can employ to cache site content is three gigabytes, which is more than enough for an immense number of traffic-heavy sites, so your server will be able to deal with a substantial system load while your website visitors are having a smooth browsing experience. As your dedicated machine will come with several different dedicated IP addresses, you will be able to use Varnish’s maximum potential.