Varnish is a web app accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, because it can increase the speed of any site, sometimes even by 100 percent, based on the content. This tool is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to reduce the overall load on the physical server and to enhance the browsing speed for the site visitors. Every time a visitor accesses a page on a certain Internet site, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested content is delivered as a reply. If Varnish is activated, it caches the web pages that the website visitor browses and in case any of them is loaded once more, it is served by Varnish and not by the server directly. The boost in the performance comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests significantly quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. In case any data is changed in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be updated the next time somebody accesses them.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

If you host your websites in a cloud hosting account with us, you’ll be able to activate Varnish with a couple of clicks of the mouse via your Control Panel. The data caching platform is offered as an optional upgrade with all our shared plans and you can select the number of the websites that will use it and the total storage space that will be used for the cached data. The two features that can be upgraded in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the amount of memory and the number of instances and they aren’t tied directly to each other, so you can choose if you need lots of memory for one single large-sized site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can unleash the full potential of Varnish if the sites use a dedicated IP address. Using the Control Panel, you can easily start/restart/shut down an instance, delete the cached files individually for each website that employs the Varnish platform or view an exhaustive log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated plans that we are offering will permit you to use Varnish once your brand-new account has been opened, as the caching platform comes by default. 64 MB of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the second your account is activated, so you can take advantage of this workload balancing software as soon as your website has been published online. If you are in need of more system memory, you can get 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated server momentarily. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly tied to the amount of memory that you use, which suggests that you will have more versatility. The Varnish caching platform will seriously decrease the load on the semi-dedicated machine produced by your sites, so your visitors can enjoy fast-opening pages. You’ll be able to manage the Varnish platform without efforts through the Control Panel using fast-access buttons. You will be able to start/remove any of the instances that you’ve got, to delete the cache for any of your websites or to check system logs.

Varnish in VPS Servers

Varnish comes by default with all VPS hosting plans that we’re offering on the condition that the Virtual Private Server is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can improve the performance of your sites with just a few clicks. The more powerful the plan, the more system memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a low-end package, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you own a handful of Internet sites, you’ll notice an enormous reduction in the server load and a tremendously faster site load speed. The platform will need to work for a little while as the visitors navigate the web pages and as soon as the content has been cached, you will distinguish the effect. One of the pluses of using Varnish is that a less powerful and less high-priced package will do the very same job as a more expensive one without the platform, so not only will your sites work substantially better, but you’ll also spare a certain amount of cash.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated web hosting plans that are ordered with the custom-developed Hepsia web hosting Control Panel feature Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed platforms that you will get with the server. The Varnish content caching platform can be activated and managed without any effort through the Hepsia Control Panel’s time and effort saving interface and, with no more than one single click, you can view a comprehensive system log, add or reboot an instance, clear the cached data for any Internet site and much more. Soon after you configure the Varnish platform for a specific domain or sub-domain, it will start caching the web pages accessed by your site visitors and as soon as it has cached enough web content, you will observe a substantially better website performance and a decreased load on your server. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at 3 GB, you’ll be able to use the software platform for load balancing purposes even if you host an enormous number of sites on your dedicated machine.