Varnish is a web app accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, because it can increase the speed of any Internet site, sometimes even by one hundred percent, based on the content itself. This tool is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to lower the overall load on the server and to enhance the browsing speed for the website visitors. Every time a visitor loads a page on a certain website, the browser request is processed by the web server and the requested info is served as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the pages that the website visitor opens and if any of them is accessed again, it’s served by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The increase in the performance is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests considerably faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. If any content is changed meanwhile, the cached webpages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody attempts to open them.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

In case you host your websites under a cloud hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to activate Varnish with several clicks of the mouse from your Control Panel. The platform comes as an optional upgrade with all our shared web hosting packages and you can select the number of the websites that will use it and the total storage space that will be available for the cached data. The two upgradeable features in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the amount of memory and the number of instances and they aren’t tied directly to each other, so you can choose if you want a lot of memory for one large website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can use the full potential of the Varnish platform if the sites use a dedicated IP address. With the Control Panel, you can quickly start/restart/discontinue an instance, clear the cached content independently for each website that uses Varnish or view an elaborate log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our semi-dedicated hosting come with Varnish by default, so you can make full use of the accelerator and optimize the loading speed of any site that you host on our platform. You will get 64 MB of memory dedicated to the Varnish accelerator at no extra charge and you’ll be able to activate an instance with no more than a few clicks of the mouse through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated server packages. If you want more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be available to you immediately. You can also add more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can choose whether plenty of content will be cached for a single site or if the available memory will be utilized by several sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to restart or to deactivate any instance, to check the system log associated with it or to delete the cached content using one-click buttons. To take full advantage of Varnish, you can assign a dedicated IP address to the websites which will employ it.

Varnish in VPS Hosting

You can take full advantage of the load balancing potential of Varnish with each of our Linux VPS hosting services when you pick Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform comes by default and the amount of memory that it’ll be able to utilize to cache your website content is dependent on the given Virtual Private Server package that you have chosen, but even with the less powerful packages, you’ll have at least several hundred megabytes of system memory at your disposal solely for content caching purposes. This amount is sufficient enough to enhance the overall performance of numerous Internet sites. It will take a little time for you to observe the effects, since Varnish caches the content that site visitors access, but after that you’ll notice the substantially lowered load on your server and the enhanced website load speed. Varnish will permit you to use a lower-end Virtual Private Server package for websites which would normally require a more expensive web hosting solution.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

You can employ Varnish in order to accelerate the load speed of any site that’s hosted on a dedicated server from us if the Hepsia Control Panel is pre-installed on the machine. Not only will you get the caching platform ready for use at no extra charge, but you’ll also exert total control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with interface. It will take only one click of the mouse to start or discontinue an instance or to clear the cache for any website that is using the Varnish platform and in case you are more practiced, you can also check the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 gigabytes of memory for web content caching purposes, so even in case you run numerous Internet sites on your dedicated machine and they all use the Varnish caching platform, the difference in their performance will be apparent. You’ll just have to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever pages the site visitors browse on their end. The Varnish platform works best if the Internet sites use a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that our dedicated servers include three free IP addresses, you’ll have all that you need.