Varnish is a website accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, as it can increase the loading speed of any site, sometimes even by one hundred percent, based on the content. This tool is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to decrease the overall load on the physical machine and to improve the access speed for the site visitors. Whenever a visitor opens a page on a particular Internet site, the web browser request is processed by the web server and the requested info is served as a reply. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the web pages that the site visitor opens and if any of them is loaded again, it is delivered by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The increase in the performance comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests considerably faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. If any data is updated in the meantime, the cached webpages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody tries to open them.

Varnish in Website Hosting

You can make use of Varnish’s potential and accelerate your websites’ loading speed regardless of the website hosting plan that you’ve picked and you can activate and set up the data caching platform with a couple of clicks of the mouse through the easy-to-use GUI offered by our advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be able to select two separate things – how many sites will use the Varnish caching platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 megabytes and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can use more instances with less memory and the other way around. In case you have a lot of content on a certain Internet site and you attract plenty of website visitors, more system memory will give you a better result. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the Varnish platform. Hepsia will provide you with simple one-click buttons for stopping or rebooting any instance, for erasing the cache associated with any website and for checking comprehensive system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Varnish is a feature, which is offered as standard with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we are offering and you can use it for load distribution purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The content caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can use it with any site that you host in your account. In case you’re in need of more than that, you can increase the system memory quota. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 MB through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The same Upgrades section will allow you to enable more instances as well, in case you want to use the Varnish caching platform with multiple sites. The two things can be added separately – you can cache the content of a single traffic-consuming Internet site or run a number of sites with the default memory allowance. You can get the most out of Varnish if you have a dedicated IP address and you can order one with your semi-dedicated plan as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will grant you complete control over the platform and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you will be able to clear the cached contents, to check a system log or to restart an instance.

Varnish in VPS

You can use Varnish with any of our virtual private server plans at no extra fee, as the platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The only requirement is that the virtual machine must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you’ll be able to set up Varnish for any of your sites with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. Each Virtual Private Server plan offers a different amount of memory for data caching purposes, but you’ll have at least several hundred MB, which is sufficient enough even for multiple traffic-heavy Internet sites. Soon after you enable Varnish, it’ll begin caching the content that your website visitors browse, so you will notice the tremendously faster website loading times and the decreased load on the machine very soon. The Varnish caching platform will permit you to use a less high-priced server, as you will not require that much power to guarantee the uninterrupted operation of your sites even if you manage large-size Internet sites with a lot of visitors. Maximum results are accomplished if the Internet sites which use the Varnish platform use also a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

You can employ Varnish to accelerate the loading speed of any website that’s hosted on a dedicated server from our company if the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on the machine. Not only will you get the caching platform ready to be used at no additional charge, but you’ll also exert full control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-navigate interface. It’ll take only one single click to start or remove an instance or to clear the cached data for any site that’s using the Varnish platform and in case you are more trained, you can also browse the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 GB of virtual memory for site content caching purposes, so even in case you host a vast number of websites on your dedicated machine and they all use the platform, the difference in their overall performance will be distinguishable. You will simply have to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever pages the website visitors load on their end. The Varnish platform performs best when the sites use a dedicated IP address, but since our servers include 3 free IPs, you will have all that you need.