Varnish is a web application accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, as it can increase the speed of any site, sometimes even by one hundred percent, depending on the content itself. This tool is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to decrease the overall load on the physical server and to improve the browsing speed for the site visitors. Whenever a visitor loads a page on a specific Internet site, the web browser request is handled by the web server and the requested data is served as a reply. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the pages that the website visitor browses and in case any of them is opened once more, it’s delivered by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The performance improvement comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the browser requests substantially quicker than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. If any data is modified in the meantime, the cached pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone tries to access them.

Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting

You can unleash Varnish’s potential and improve your websites’ loading speed irrespective of the cloud website hosting package that you have chosen and you can enable and set up the platform with several clicks via the user-friendly GUI offered by our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be able to select two different things – how many websites will use Varnish, i.e. the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 MB and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can order more instances with less memory and the other way around. In case you have lots of content on a specific site and you attract lots of visitors, more system memory will guarantee you a better result. You may also consider using a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish caching platform. Hepsia will provide you with easy one-click buttons for deactivating or rebooting any instance, for erasing the cache associated with each site and for viewing comprehensive system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our Linux semi-dedicated packages include Varnish by default, so you can take advantage of the web accelerator and accelerate the load speed of any website that you host on our platform. You will get 64 MB of memory exclusively for Varnish at no additional charge and you’ll be able to create an instance with no more than a couple of clicks via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated server packages. If you want more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be available to you immediately. You can also order more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can choose if plenty of content will be cached for one website or if the memory will be utilized by different websites. Hepsia will enable you to restart or to remove any instance, to see the system log file for it or to delete the cached data using single-click buttons. To take full advantage of Varnish, you can allocate a dedicated IP address to the sites that will use it.

Varnish in VPS

We provide Varnish with all Hepsia-equipped VPS, so if you get a server with this Control Panel, you will be able to use the data caching platform at no extra charge. The Varnish platform can utilize different amounts of memory for data caching purposes depending on the very package that you’ve picked during the subscription process, but in any case, this amount won’t be less than several hundred MB. This is quite enough to boost the performance of a handful of resource-demanding Internet sites, so the better page load speeds and the decreased load on the machine will be discernible. The effect may not be detectable right away, since Varnish will need a certain amount of time to cache the site content that visitors open, but shortly after you set it up, you will feel its full capacity. This caching platform will permit you to use a lower-end Virtual Private Server and to give less cash to get the same performance you would get with a higher-end machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

You can use Varnish in order to boost the speed of any website that is hosted on a dedicated server with us if the Hepsia Control Panel is pre-installed on the machine. Not only will you get the content caching platform ready to be used at no additional charge, but you will also exert total control over it via Hepsia’s easy-to-work-with interface. It’ll take only one single mouse click to start or remove an instance or to clear the cached data associated with any website that is using the Varnish platform and in case you are more practiced, you can also view the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with at least three gigabytes of system memory for caching purposes, so even if you host numerous websites on your server and they all use the caching platform, the difference in their performance will be noticeable. You’ll simply need to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever webpages the website visitors browse on their end. The Varnish platform works best if the websites use a dedicated IP, but since our dedicated servers include three cost-free IPs, you will have everything you need.