Varnish is a web application accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, as it can increase the loading speed of any site, sometimes even by one hundred percent, based on the content itself. This tool is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to lower the overall load on the physical machine and to improve the access speed for the website visitors. Anytime a visitor loads a page on a certain site, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested info is served as a response. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the pages that the website visitor opens and in case any of them is accessed once again, it’s served by Varnish and not by the server directly. The increase in the performance is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests substantially quicker than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. In case any data is changed meanwhile, the cached web pages will also be updated the next time somebody tries to access them.

Varnish in Hosting

If you host your Internet sites under a hosting account with us, you’ll be able to add Varnish with a few clicks of the mouse through your Control Panel. The content caching platform comes as an upgrade with all our packages and you can select the number of the sites 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 system memory and the number of instances and they are not tied directly to each other, so you can choose whether you want lots of memory for a single large-sized website or less memory for several smaller ones. You can unleash the full potential of the Varnish caching platform if the websites use a dedicated IP. With the hosting Control Panel, you can swiftly start/reboot/stop an instance, clear the cached files individually for each site which uses the Varnish platform or see an exhaustive system log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated hosting service that we are offering will allow you to use Varnish once your brand new account has been opened, since the content caching platform is offered by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the moment your account is activated, so you can take advantage of this workload distribution software as soon as your website has been published online. In case you are in need of more system memory, you can order 32 megabytes at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated server momentarily. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not bound directly to the amount of memory that you use, which suggests that you will have more freedom. The Varnish caching platform will substantially lower the load on the machine that your websites produce, so your site visitors can enjoy fast-opening pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish caching platform effortlessly from the Control Panel using fast-access controls. You’ll be able to start/discontinue any of the instances that you have, to delete the cached data for any of your sites or to check system logs.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take advantage of Varnish with each of our VPS server plans at no additional fee, as the caching platform is pre-installed and is included by default. The sole requirement is that the VPS must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you will be able to set up Varnish for any of your websites with only a couple of mouse clicks. Each package offers a different amount of memory for data caching purposes, but you will get minimum several hundred megabytes, which is sufficient enough even for multiple resource-consuming sites. Soon after you enable Varnish, it’ll begin caching the content that your visitors access, so you’ll notice the substantially better web page load speeds and the lowered load on your VPS very soon. The platform will permit you to use a less high-priced VPS, since you will not require that many resources to ensure the uninterrupted operation of your websites even if you own resource-demanding sites with plenty of visitors. Optimum results are accomplished if the sites which use the Varnish platform use also a dedicated IP address.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

When you want a powerful web hosting solution and you obtain one of the Linux dedicated service offered by us, you can use the Varnish platform to enhance the work of your Internet sites at no extra fee as long as the dedicated machine is ordered with our next-generation Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its intuitive graphical interface will allow you to keep an eye on system processes, to delete the cached content or to restart any instance with one single click. The minimal amount of system memory that Varnish can employ to cache Internet site content is three gigabytes, which is more than enough for a vast number of repeatedly visited websites, so your server will be able to deal with a tremendous system load while your visitors are enjoying a seamless browsing experience. As your dedicated server will come with several different dedicated IPs, you will be able to use Varnish’s full potential.