Varnish is a website accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, because it can increase the load speed of any website, at times even by 100%, based on the content. This tool is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to reduce the overall load on the physical machine and to boost the access speed for the website visitors. Each time a visitor accesses a page on a specific Internet site, the browser request is processed by the web server and the requested info is returned as a reply. If Varnish is activated, it caches the web pages that the site visitor opens and in case any of them is accessed once more, it is served by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The improvement in the overall performance comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests significantly faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. If any data is modified in the meantime, the cached webpages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody attempts to access them.

Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting

Our company offers Varnish as an optional upgrade with each and every cloud web hosting and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your website hosting account using the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two different things that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the websites that you wish to use Varnish for and the second one, which is offered in increments of 32 megabytes, pertains to the total amount of content that the content caching platform can cache at any particular moment. The Hepsia Control Panel’s intuitive GUI will allow you to terminate or to reboot any instance, to see elaborate logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just click of the mouse. For optimal results, you can use a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your site will load substantially faster, meaning more satisfied site visitors and prospective clients.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Varnish caching platform is included in the standard set of services that you’ll get when you decide to host your Internet sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can configure it for any of your sites through our advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default amount of memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache data is 64 MB, but if you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this amount of memory from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the Internet sites that can use this platform simultaneously. As these two features aren’t tied to each other, you can use several instances with the default memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for one single website. The Varnish platform performs best if you assign a dedicated IP to the websites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with an easy way of rebooting any instance. What’s more, you’ll be able to clear the cached data with only one click.

Varnish in VPS

You can use the workload balancing capabilities of Varnish with each of our Linux VPS if you pick Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel. The caching platform is available by default and the amount of memory that it will be able to utilize to cache your site content depends upon the specific VPS plan that you have chosen, but even with the less powerful packages, you’ll have no less than several hundred MB of system memory at your disposal exclusively for data caching purposes. This amount is sufficient enough to optimize the performance of numerous websites. It’ll take some time for you to distinguish the results, as the Varnish platform caches the content that site visitors browse, but soon after that you’ll notice the substantially reduced load on the VPS server and the accelerated website loading speed. The Varnish caching platform will allow you to make use of a lower-end Virtual Private Server package for sites which would typically require a more high-priced hosting service.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

When you need a more powerful web hosting solution and you acquire one of the Linux dedicated hosting services offered by our company, you will be able to use the Varnish caching platform to improve the overall performance of your websites at no additional fee on the condition that the dedicated server is ordered with our innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its user-friendly graphical interface will permit you to keep an eye on system processes, to delete the cached contents or to reboot any instance with one click of the mouse. The minimal amount of memory that the platform can use to cache content is 3 GB, which is more than enough for an immense collection of traffic-hungry sites, so your server will be able to cope with a massive system load while your site visitors are enjoying a seamless web browsing experience. As your machine will come with a number of dedicated IPs, you will be able to make use of Varnish’s maximum capacity.