Varnish is a website accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, because it can increase the load speed of any site, sometimes even by one hundred percent, based on the content. This tool is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to decrease the overall server load and to enhance the browsing speed for the website visitors. Anytime a visitor accesses a page on a particular site, the web browser request is processed by the web server and the requested information is sent as a reply. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the web pages that the site visitor opens and if any of them is opened once more, it’s fetched by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The boost in the performance comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests considerably faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. If any content is changed meanwhile, the cached webpages will also be updated the next time somebody tries to access them.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each cloud hosting and if you want to use it, you can add it to your shared website hosting account through the Upgrades section in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one depends on the number of the websites that you want to employ Varnish for and the second one, which is offered in increments of 32 MB, pertains to the total amount of data that the data caching platform can cache at any given moment. The Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-use GUI will enable you to discontinue or to restart any instance, to view comprehensive system logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just click of the mouse. For best results, you can employ a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your site will open substantially faster, which means more pleased visitors and prospective customers.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Varnish platform is included in the standard service set that you will obtain when you decide to host your websites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can activate it for any of your sites via our next-generation Hepsia Control Panel. The default memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache content is 64 MB, 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 websites that can use this caching platform simultaneously. As these two features are not bound to each other, you can use a couple of websites with the default amount of memory or you can order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for a single site. The Varnish platform performs best if you set a dedicated IP address for the sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will provide you with a simple way of rebooting any instance. On top of that, you will be able to clear the cached contents with just one single mouse click.

Varnish in VPS Servers

We provide Varnish with all Hepsia-managed VPS servers, so in case you order a server with this web hosting Control Panel, you’ll be able to make full use of the data caching platform at no extra fee. Varnish can utilize different amounts of system memory for caching purposes depending on the specific plan that you’ve chosen during the signup process, but in any case, this amount won’t be less than several hundred MB. This is more than enough to optimize the overall performance of several different traffic-hungry websites, so the faster page loading speeds and the reduced load on your virtual server will be noticeable. The effect may not be obvious instantly, since Varnish will require a certain amount of time to cache the website content that visitors open, but shortly after you activate it, you’ll observe its full potential. This caching platform will permit you to use a less powerful server and to pay less cash to get the very same performance you would get with a more powerful machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can employ Varnish to optimize the loading speed of any website that is hosted on a dedicated server with us when the Hepsia Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the content caching platform ready for use at no extra charge, but you will also have total control over it through Hepsia’s easy-to-use GUI. It will take only a click to start or delete an instance or to clear the cached data for any website that is using the Varnish platform and in case you are more tech-savvy, you can also view the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 GB of virtual memory for web content caching purposes, so even if you host plenty of sites on your dedicated machine and they all use the Varnish caching platform, the difference in their performance will be observable. You will only need to wait for a little while until Varnish caches whatever webpages the visitors load on their end. The platform works best when the Internet sites use a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that our servers come with three cost-free IP addresses, you’ll have all that you need.