Varnish is a web application accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, because it can increase the load speed of any website, sometimes even by 100 percent, based on the content. This tool is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to decrease the overall load on the server and to improve the browsing speed for the site visitors. Anytime a visitor opens a page on a given site, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested information is returned as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the web pages that the visitor opens and if any of them is opened once again, it’s delivered by Varnish and not by the server directly. The increase in the performance comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests substantially faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the users. In case any data is edited in the meantime, the cached pages will also be updated the next time somebody tries to open them.

Varnish in Hosting

You can unlock Varnish’s full potential and enhance your sites’ load speed irrespective of the hosting package that you’ve picked and you can enable and set up the content caching platform with a few clicks of the mouse via the user-friendly interface offered by our leading-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you will be able to select two separate things – how many websites will use the Varnish caching platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much info will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can use more instances with less memory and the other way around. In case you’ve got plenty of content on a specific website and you attract a lot of visitors, more system memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the Varnish caching platform. Hepsia will offer you simple 1-click buttons for deleting or restarting any instance, for deleting the cache associated with any website and for checking exhaustive logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated servers include Varnish by default, so you can take advantage of the web application accelerator tool and improve the speed of any site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You’ll get 64 MB of memory particularly for Varnish at no additional fee and you’ll be able to enable an instance with no more than a few clicks of the mouse through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated server plans. In case you need more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 MB in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be at your disposal momentarily. You can also order more instances as an upgrade, so you can choose if a lot of data will be cached for one website or whether the memory will be utilized by different sites. Hepsia will enable you to restart or to remove any instance, to check the system log for it or to delete the cached data using 1-click buttons. To get the most out of the Varnish accelerator, you can get a dedicated IP for the websites that will use it.

Varnish in VPS Servers

We provide Varnish with all of the Hepsia-equipped VPS servers, so in case you acquire a VPS with this Control Panel, you’ll be able to take advantage of the caching platform at no extra fee. Varnish can use different amounts of memory for caching purposes depending on the very package that you have picked on the order page, but nevertheless, this amount will not be less than several hundred megabytes. This is quite enough to enhance the overall performance of several traffic-hungry Internet sites, so the faster site browsing speeds and the less load on the server will be perceptible. The effect may not be evident straight away, since the Varnish platform will require some time to cache the content that users access, but shortly after you activate it, you’ll observe its full capacity. This platform will permit you to use a lower-end Virtual Private Server and to pay less money to get the same performance you’d get with a higher-end machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you want a more powerful hosting solution and you get one of the dedicated servers that we offer, you will be able to use the Varnish platform to enhance the overall performance of your Internet sites at no extra cost on the condition that the dedicated server is ordered with our next-generation Hepsia Control Panel. Its intuitive graphical interface will enable you to monitor system processes, to delete the cached files or to reboot any instance with one mouse click. The smallest amount of system memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache Internet site content is 3 GB, which is more than enough for a vast selection of resource-intensive sites, so your server will be able to deal with a colossal load while your Internet site visitors are enjoying a seamless web browsing experience. As your dedicated server will include a number of dedicated IP addresses, you’ll be able to make use of Varnish’s full capacity.