Varnish is a web app accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, because it can increase the loading speed of any website, sometimes even by 100 percent, based on the content. This tool is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to decrease the overall server load and to accelerate the browsing speed for the website visitors. Each time a visitor opens a page on a particular Internet site, the web browser request is processed by the web server and the requested information is delivered as a reply. If Varnish is activated, it caches the web pages that the site visitor opens and in case any of them is opened again, it is delivered by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The boost in the overall performance is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the browser requests tremendously faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. If any content is modified in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone opens them.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

If you host your websites under a shared web hosting account with us, you will be able to add Varnish with a couple of clicks through your Control Panel. The platform comes as an upgrade with all our packages and you can choose how many sites will use it and the total storage space that will be available for the cached content. The two upgradeable features in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the number of instances and the amount of system memory and they aren’t linked directly to each other, so you can choose whether you need plenty of memory for one large-sized website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of the Varnish platform in case the sites use a dedicated IP. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can effortlessly start/reboot/disable an instance, clear the cached contents individually for each website that uses the Varnish platform or view an elaborate log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated hosting plans that we’re offering will allow you to use Varnish once your new semi-dedicated account is active, as the content caching platform comes by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the second your account is enabled, so you can make use of this workload balancing software as soon as your site has been built. In case you’re in need of more system memory, you can get 32 megabytes at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated server right away. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly bound to the amount of system memory that you use, which means that you’ll have more freedom. The platform will enormously reduce the load caused by your websites, so your visitors can enjoy fast-loading web pages. You’ll be able to manage Varnish without any effort through your Hepsia Control Panel using fast-access buttons. You will be able to start/delete any of the instances that you’ve got, to clear the cache associated with any of your sites or to view system log files.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can use Varnish with any of our VPS server plans at no additional charge, since the caching platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The one and only prerequisite is that the virtual server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your Internet sites with just a few clicks. Each package comes with a different amount of system memory for content caching purposes, but you will get at least several hundred MB, which is sufficient even for several popular Internet sites. Soon after you set up Varnish, it will start caching the content that your visitors open, so you’ll notice the considerably better page load times and the reduced load on the VPS very soon. The Varnish caching platform will permit you to use a less high-priced virtual server, as you won’t need that many resources to warrant the uninterrupted operation of your websites even if you run resource-heavy Internet sites with plenty of visitors. Best results are accomplished if the Internet sites which use the Varnish platform use also a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can use Varnish in order to enhance the speed of any site that’s hosted on a dedicated server with us when the Hepsia Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the caching platform ready for use at no extra fee, but you’ll also exert full control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s user-friendly graphical interface. It will take only one single click of the mouse to start or remove an instance or to clear the cache for any website that is using Varnish and if you’re more practiced, you can also view the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 gigabytes of system memory for site content caching purposes, so even in case you run many Internet sites on your server and they all use the Varnish platform, the difference in their overall performance will be apparent. You’ll only have to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever web pages the website visitors open on their end. The Varnish platform performs best if the sites use a dedicated IP, but since our dedicated servers come with 3 free-of-cost IP addresses, you’ll have all that you need.