Varnish is a web accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, as it can increase the speed of any site, at times even by one hundred percent, based on the content itself. This tool is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to lower the overall load on the server and to increase the access speed for the website visitors. Every time a visitor opens a page on a certain Internet site, the browser request is processed by the web server and the requested content is sent as a response. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the web pages that the website visitor browses and in case any of them is opened once again, it is served by Varnish and not by the server directly. The increase in the overall performance comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests substantially faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. If any data is modified meanwhile, the cached pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone tries to open them.

Varnish in Hosting

We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each and every hosting plan and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your hosting account using the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. There’re two different features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one depends on the number of the sites that you wish to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 32 megabytes, refers to the total amount of data that the platform can store at any given moment. Hepsia’s intuitive graphical interface will permit you to turn off or to restart any instance, to view elaborate logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For optimum results, you can use a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your site will open considerably faster, which means more satisfied users and prospective customers.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish is part of the basic set of services that you will obtain in case you choose to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can activate it for any of your websites via our advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default system memory that Varnish can use to cache content is 64 megabytes, but if you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this amount from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the Internet sites that can use this caching platform at the same time. As these two features are not bound to each other, you can use several instances with the default memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for one single Internet site. The Varnish caching platform performs best if you get a dedicated IP address for the sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you an easy way of rebooting any instance. In addition, you will be able to delete the cached contents with only a click.

Varnish in VPS Servers

The Varnish content caching platform is included by default with all VPS web hosting plans offered by us on the condition that the Virtual Private Server is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can improve the overall performance of your websites with just a few clicks of the mouse. The more powerful the package, the more system memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a lower-end plan, the platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you run a handful of Internet sites, you will notice a great reduction in the server load and a significantly better web page loading speed. The Varnish platform will need to work for a little while as the visitors browse the pages and as soon as the content has been cached, you will distinguish the results. One of the advantages of using Varnish is that a lower-end and less expensive VPS plan will accomplish the very same job as a more expensive one without the caching platform, so not only will your sites perform substantially better, but you will also spare some cash.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you want a powerful web hosting solution and you purchase any of the Linux dedicated web hosting plans offered by our company, you will be able to use the Varnish caching platform to optimize the performance of your websites at no additional cost as long as the dedicated machine is ordered with our advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its user-friendly graphical interface will enable you to monitor system processes, to delete the cached content or to restart any instance with one mouse click. The minimal amount of system memory that the Varnish caching platform can employ to cache website content is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough for a huge number of resource-intensive sites, so your server will be able to handle an immense system load while your Internet site visitors are enjoying a smooth web browsing experience. Since your server will include several different dedicated IP addresses, you will be able to use Varnish’s full potential.