Varnish is a website accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, because it can increase the speed of any Internet site, sometimes even by one hundred percent, based on the content. This tool is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to decrease the overall load on the physical server and to enhance the browsing speed for the site visitors. Each time a visitor accesses a page on a given Internet site, the web browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested content is sent as a response. If Varnish is activated, it caches the pages that the website visitor browses and in case any of them is accessed once again, it is served by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The improvement in the performance is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests significantly faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the users. In case any data is edited meanwhile, the cached pages will also be updated the next time somebody accesses them.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

If you host your sites under a shared hosting account with us, you’ll be able to activate Varnish with a few clicks of the mouse from your Control Panel. The data caching platform is offered as an optional upgrade with all our shared plans and you can select the number of the sites that will use it and the total amount of system memory that will be available for the cached content. The two upgradeable features in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the amount of system memory and the number of instances and they aren’t linked directly to each other, so you can decide whether you want a lot of memory for a single large-scale website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of the Varnish caching platform in case the websites use a dedicated IP address. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can quickly start/restart/delete an instance, delete the cached contents independently for each website which employs the Varnish platform or view a comprehensive log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Varnish platform is part of the basic set of services that you will receive when you decide to host your websites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can activate it for any of your Internet sites via our avant-garde Hepsia Control Panel. The default system memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache data is 64 MB, but if you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this amount from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the Internet sites that can use this platform at the same time. As these two things aren’t linked to each other, you can use a couple of Internet sites with the default amount of memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for a single website. The Varnish caching platform works best when you assign a dedicated IP to the Internet sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will provide you with a simple means of restarting any instance. Also, you’ll be able to delete the cached files with just one mouse click.

Varnish in VPS Hosting

You can use the load balancing potential of Varnish with all our VPS hosting packages when you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The content caching platform is offered by default and the amount of memory that it will be able to utilize to cache your website content is dependent on the given Virtual Private Server package that you have chosen, but even with the lower-end plans, you’ll have no less than several hundred megabytes of memory at your disposal only for caching purposes. This amount is sufficient to improve the overall performance of multiple Internet sites. It’ll take a little time for you to detect the results, since the Varnish platform caches the content that visitors request, but shortly after that you will notice the substantially less load on the virtual server and the accelerated site loading speed. The Varnish platform will permit you to use a lower-end VPS plan for websites that would usually require a more costly hosting service.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

When you want a more powerful hosting solution and you order one of the dedicated servers hosting packages that we are offering, you’ll be able to use the Varnish platform to optimize the overall performance of your Internet sites at no extra cost on the condition that the dedicated machine is ordered with our next-gen Hepsia Control Panel. Its simple-to-work-with graphical interface will enable you to monitor platform processes, to clear the cached files or to reboot any instance with one single mouse click. The minimum amount of memory that the platform can employ to cache website content is 3 GB, which is more than enough for a huge collection of traffic-heavy sites, so your server will be able to handle an immense load while your website visitors are enjoying a seamless web browsing experience. As your dedicated server will include several dedicated IP addresses, you’ll be able to make use of Varnish’s full potential.