Varnish is a web accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, because it can increase the speed of any Internet site, at times even by 100%, depending on the content. This tool is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to reduce the overall server load and to boost the browsing speed for the website visitors. Each time a visitor accesses a page on a given website, the browser request is processed by the web server and the requested content is served as a reply. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the pages that the website visitor browses and in case any of them is opened for a second time, it is fetched 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 browser requests considerably quicker than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. If any data is updated in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be updated the next time somebody attempts to open them.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

Our company offers Varnish as an optional upgrade with each shared service and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your website hosting account via the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two separate things that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one pertains to the number of the sites that you’d like to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 32 megabytes, indicates the maximum amount of content that the platform can store at any particular moment. The Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-work-with graphical interface will allow you to remove or to restart any instance, to check comprehensive system logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For optimal results, you can employ a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your site will load tremendously faster, which means more happy site visitors and prospective clients.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated servers include Varnish by default, so you can take advantage of the accelerator and accelerate any site that you host on our platform. You will get 64 megabytes of system memory particularly for Varnish at no extra fee and you can activate an instance with no more than a few clicks via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated server packages. In case 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 add more instances as an upgrade, so you can choose if a lot of data will be cached for one site or if the memory will be utilized by different websites. Hepsia will enable you to reboot or to disable any instance, to view the system log file associated with it or to clear the cached data using one-click buttons. To get the most out of the Varnish accelerator, you can set a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use it.

Varnish in VPS Servers

We offer Varnish with all Hepsia-equipped Linux VPS hosting service, so in case you get a server with this Control Panel, you’ll be able to take full advantage of the content caching platform at no additional fee. Varnish can use different amounts of system memory for content caching purposes based on the specific package that you’ve selected during the signup process, but in any case, this amount will not be less than several hundred megabytes. This is more than enough to optimize the work of a number of busy websites, so the better web page loading speeds and the less load on the VPS will be perceivable. The result may not be visible momentarily, as the Varnish platform will need some time to cache the website content that visitors open, but soon after you enable it, you will observe its full potential. This caching platform will allow you to use a lower-end Virtual Private Server and to give less cash to get the same performance you would get with a higher-end machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll get the Varnish data caching platform at no additional charge and you’ll have full control over it via a very time and effort saving GUI – you’ll be able to start, to terminate or to reboot an instance, to check a comprehensive log, to clear the cache for any site and much more. The Varnish caching platform will have several GB of memory at its disposal, so even if you host traffic-hungry sites with multiple visitors, you will notice the much better website loading speeds and the decreased load. This will happen soon after you begin using the Varnish platform, since it will need some time to cache the site content that visitors open. You can take full advantage of the platform’s capability in case the sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP, but considering the fact that your dedicated server comes with a few IP addresses by default, you will not need to pay anything on top of the monthly charge for the server itself.