Varnish is a website accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, because it can increase the load speed of any Internet site, sometimes even by 100 percent, 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 enhance the access speed for the site visitors. Whenever a visitor opens a page on a particular website, the web browser request is processed by the web server and the requested content is delivered as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the pages that the site visitor browses and in case any of them is loaded for a second time, it is delivered by Varnish and not by the server directly. The performance improvement is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests considerably faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. If any data is modified in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone accesses them.

Varnish in Shared Website Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every shared website hosting plan and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your shared web hosting account through the Upgrades section in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one pertains to the number of the sites that you want to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 32 megabytes, displays the total amount of content that the content caching platform can store at any particular moment. The Hepsia Control Panel’s time and effort saving graphical interface will permit you to delete or to reboot any instance, to view detailed system logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just a click. For best results, you can use a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your site will open considerably faster, meaning more happy site users and prospective clients.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated hosting plans include Varnish by default, so you can make use of the website accelerator tool and increase the speed of any site that you host on our platform. You will get 64 MB of memory particularly for the Varnish accelerator at no extra cost and you’ll be able to activate an instance with no more than a couple of mouse clicks via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated server plans. If you want more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 MB in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be at your disposal instantly. You can also add more instances as an upgrade, so you can choose whether a lot of content will be cached for a single site or if the memory will be used by different Internet sites. Hepsia will permit you to restart or to disable any instance, to check the system log for it or to delete the cached files using 1-click controls. To take full advantage of the Varnish accelerator, you can get a dedicated IP for the websites that will use it.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take advantage of Varnish with any of our VPS server packages at no extra cost, as the platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The sole prerequisite is that the VPS server must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your websites with just a couple of mouse clicks. Each plan includes a different amount of memory for data caching purposes, but you will get at least several hundred megabytes, which is sufficient even for several resource-consuming sites. Soon after you set up Varnish, it will begin caching the content that your visitors browse, so you’ll notice the significantly faster web page load times and the reduced load on the Virtual Private Server in no time. The Varnish caching platform will permit you to use a less costly server, as you will not require that much power to sustain the uninterrupted operation of your Internet sites even if you’ve got resource-hungry Internet sites with a lot of visitors. Optimal results are achieved if the websites that use the Varnish caching platform also use a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you will acquire the Varnish data caching platform at no additional cost and you’ll exert complete control over it via an amazingly intuitive GUI – you will be able to start, to delete or to restart an instance, to view an exhaustive system log, to delete the cache for any site and much more. The Varnish platform will have several gigabytes of memory at its disposal, so even if you have resource-swallowing sites with a vast number of visitors, you will notice the tremendously faster website load speeds and the lowered load on the dedicated machine. This will become a fact soon after you start using the Varnish platform, as it will need a certain amount of time to cache the web pages that people open. You can get the most out of the platform’s capabilities in case the websites that are using it use also a dedicated IP, but since your dedicated server includes a couple of IPs by default, you will not have to pay anything on top of the monthly charge for the server itself.