Varnish is a web app accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, because it can increase the speed of any Internet site, sometimes even by 100%, based on the content. This tool is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to lower the overall load on the server and to improve the browsing speed for the website visitors. Anytime a visitor accesses a page on a particular Internet site, the web browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested content is served as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the pages that the website visitor opens and in case any of them is accessed once again, it is served by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The boost 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 content is edited meanwhile, the cached webpages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody opens them.

Varnish in Shared Website Hosting

You can make use of Varnish’s full potential and enhance the loading speed of your websites regardless of the shared website hosting plan that you have selected and you can activate and set up the data caching platform with several clicks of the mouse from the simple-to-use interface offered by our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be able to choose two different things – how many Internet sites will use Varnish, in other words – the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter is offered 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. If you’ve got lots of content on a specific site and you get plenty of website visitors, more memory will give you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish caching platform. Hepsia will offer you easy one-click controls for deactivating or rebooting any instance, for clearing the cache for each site and for checking in-depth logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Varnish caching platform is included in the basic service set that you’ll acquire when you choose to host your websites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can configure it for any of your Internet sites through our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel. The default memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache data is 64 megabytes, but in case you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this amount of memory from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the websites that can use this platform simultaneously. Since these two things are not tied to each other, you can use a few websites with the default amount of memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for one single website. Varnish performs best when you allocate a dedicated IP address to the Internet sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will offer you an easy means of restarting any instance. On top of that, you’ll be able to delete the cached data with only one mouse click.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take advantage of Varnish with each of our VPS server plans at no additional charge, since the data caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The one and only condition is that the Virtual Private Server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you will be able to set up Varnish for any of your Internet sites with just a couple of mouse clicks. Each Virtual Private Server plan features a different amount of memory for content caching purposes, but you will have no less than several hundred MB, which is quite sufficient even for multiple popular sites. Shortly after you set up the Varnish platform, it’ll begin caching the content that your visitors browse, so you will notice the tremendously better web page loading speeds and the reduced load on the Virtual Private Server in no time. Varnish will permit you to use a less expensive virtual server, since you won’t require that many resources to warrant the correct operation of your sites even if you’ve got high-demand Internet sites with lots of visitors. Optimal results are accomplished if the websites which use the Varnish platform also use a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated servers which are ordered with the tailor-made Hepsia web hosting Control Panel feature Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed platforms that you will get with the machine. The Varnish caching platform can be configured and administered without efforts from the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-navigate GUI and, with no more than a click, you can browse a comprehensive system log, add or restart an instance, delete the cached files for any site and much, much more. Soon after you set up Varnish for a particular domain or subdomain, it will start caching the web pages requested by your site visitors and once it has cached enough web content, you will witness a significantly faster website performance and a lowered load on your server. With Varnish-dedicated system memory starting at 3 GB, you’ll be able to use the platform for workload distribution purposes even if you host numerous Internet sites on your dedicated machine.