Varnish is a website accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, because it can increase the load speed of any website, at times even by 100 percent, based on the content itself. This tool is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to reduce the overall load on the server and to increase the browsing speed for the website visitors. Every time a visitor accesses a page on a specific Internet site, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested content is sent 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 is delivered by Varnish and not by the server directly. The improvement in the overall performance comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests substantially quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. If any data is changed meanwhile, the cached pages will also be updated the next time someone opens them.

Varnish in Shared Website Hosting

In case you host your sites under a shared website hosting account with us, you’ll be able to activate Varnish with a few clicks of the mouse through your hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform is available as an upgrade with all our shared packages and you can choose the number of the sites that will use it and the total amount of system memory that will be used for the cached content. The two features that can be upgraded in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the number of instances and the amount of memory and they’re not directly linked to each other, so you can choose if you need lots of memory for one large-size site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of Varnish in case the sites use a dedicated IP address. Using the Control Panel, you can swiftly start/restart/shut down an instance, clear the cached content independently for each site that uses Varnish or check a detailed system log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish is included in the basic set of services that you will get in case you decide to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can set it up for any of your Internet sites through our innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default amount of system memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache content is 64 megabytes, but in case 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 sites that can use this caching platform at the same time. Since these two features aren’t tied to each other, you can use several Internet sites with the default memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for a single web site. The Varnish platform works best when you use a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you a simple way of restarting any instance. In addition, you will be able to clear the cached contents with just one single mouse click.

Varnish in VPS Servers

We offer Varnish with all of the Hepsia-managed VPS hosting plans, so if you obtain a server with this Control Panel, you will be able to take advantage of the content caching platform at no additional fee. Varnish can use different amounts of memory for caching purposes based on the very server configuration that you have picked at signup, but at any rate, this amount will not be less than several hundred megabytes. This is more than enough to improve the performance of a handful of popular websites, so the faster page browsing speeds and the reduced load on the virtual machine will be perceptible. The effect may not be obvious momentarily, since Varnish will need some time to cache the site content that users request, but soon after you activate it, you will perceive its full potential. This platform will permit you to use a less powerful VPS and to give less cash to get the very same performance you would get with a more powerful machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can use Varnish to enhance the load speed of any website that’s hosted on a dedicated server with our company if the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the platform ready to be used at no extra cost, but you will also have complete control over it via Hepsia’s simple-to-work-with interface. It will take only one click to start or delete an instance or to clear the cache associated with any site that is using the Varnish platform and if you are more tech-savvy, you can also view the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 GB of system memory for site content caching purposes, so even in case you run a huge number of websites on your machine and they all use the caching platform, the improvement in their overall performance will be noticeable. You’ll just need to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever content the visitors open on their end. The Varnish platform works best if the websites use a dedicated IP, but considering the fact that our servers come with 3 free-of-cost IPs, you will have all that you need.