Varnish is a website accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, because it can increase the load speed of any site, at times even by one hundred percent, depending on the content. This tool is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to decrease the overall load on the physical server and to increase the browsing speed for the website visitors. Every time a visitor opens a page on a given website, the web browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested data is returned as a response. If Varnish is activated, it caches the pages that the website visitor browses and if any of them is opened once more, it is fetched by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The boost in the performance is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests tremendously faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. If any data is changed meanwhile, the cached pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone tries to access them.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

You can unlock Varnish’s full potential and accelerate your sites’ speed irrespective of the shared hosting package that you’ve picked and you can add and configure the content caching platform with a couple of clicks using the simple-to-work-with graphical interface offered by our innovative Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be able to choose two separate things – how many websites will use the Varnish platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much data will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can add more instances with less memory and vice versa. In case you’ve got lots of content on a certain site and you get plenty of visitors, more memory will give you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the Varnish caching platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you simple 1-click controls for turning off or restarting any instance, for clearing the cache associated with any site and for checking elaborate logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our Linux semi-dedicated plans include Varnish by default, so you can make full use of the website accelerator tool and improve the load speed of any site that you host on our platform. You will get 64 megabytes of system memory particularly for the Varnish accelerator at no extra cost and you can add an instance with no more than a couple of mouse clicks via the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated server packages. If you want more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 MB in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be at your disposal straight away. You can also order more instances as an upgrade, so you can decide if lots of data will be cached for one website or whether the memory will be used by multiple sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will enable you to reboot or to shut down any instance, to see the system log associated with it or to clear the cached files using one-click buttons. To get the most out of the Varnish accelerator, you can allocate a dedicated IP address to the Internet sites that will employ it.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take full advantage of the workload balancing capabilities of Varnish with all our Linux VPS servers when you select Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform is available by default and the amount of memory that it’ll be able to use to cache the content of your sites depends on the particular Virtual Private Server package that you’ve chosen, but even with the less powerful plans, you will have no less than several hundred megabytes of system memory at your disposal only for data caching purposes. This amount is sufficient to optimize the overall performance of multiple Internet sites. It’ll take a little time for you to detect the effects, since Varnish caches the content that website visitors open, but after that you will notice the considerably reduced load on your VPS server and the increased Internet site load speed. The Varnish platform will allow you to make use of a less powerful VPS package for Internet sites which would usually require a more high-priced web hosting service.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you need a powerful hosting solution and you purchase any of the dedicated servers offered by our company, you will be able to use Varnish to optimize the overall performance of your sites at no additional fee as long as the server is ordered with our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel. Its easy-to-work-with interface will permit you to monitor system processes, to clear the cached content or to restart any instance with one single mouse click. The minimal amount of memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache site content is three gigabytes, which is more than enough for a large selection of large-sized websites, so your server will be able to cope with a gigantic load while your visitors are enjoying a seamless web browsing experience. As your dedicated server will include several dedicated IP addresses, you will be able to make use of Varnish’s full capacity.