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 site, sometimes even by 100 percent, based on the content itself. This tool is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to reduce the overall load on the physical server and to boost the browsing speed for the website visitors. Each time a visitor accesses a page on a given Internet site, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested information is returned as a response. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the pages that the visitor browses and if any of them is accessed once more, it’s delivered by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The increase in the performance is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the browser requests significantly faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the users. If any data is updated in the meantime, the cached pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody opens them.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

Our company offers Varnish as an optional upgrade with each and every shared hosting service and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your shared hosting account via the Upgrades section in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two different things that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one pertains to the number of the Internet sites that you wish to use Varnish for and the second one, which is offered in increments of 32 megabytes, indicates the total amount of data that the data caching platform can store at any particular moment. Hepsia’s simple-to-work-with GUI will permit you to shut down or to reboot any instance, to view exhaustive system logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For optimal results, you can use a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your website will load much faster, which means more happy site users and prospective clients.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting come with Varnish by default, so you can make full use of the accelerator and enhance the loading speed of any website that you host on our platform. You will get 64 MB of memory dedicated to the Varnish accelerator at no additional charge and you can activate an instance with no more than a few mouse clicks through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated server plans. If you need more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be at your disposal right away. You can also add more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can choose if a lot of content will be cached for one website or if the memory will be used by multiple websites. Hepsia will enable you to restart or to remove any instance, to view the system log associated with it or to clear the cached files using one-click buttons. To take full advantage of Varnish, you can set a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use it.

Varnish in VPS

The Varnish content caching platform comes by default with all Linux VPS services that we are offering as long as the virtual server is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can improve the work of your sites with just a few clicks of the mouse. The more powerful the package, the more system memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a low-end plan, the platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you manage several websites, you will notice a significant decrease in the overall server load and a tremendously faster page loading speed. The platform will have to work for a little while as the users browse the website and once the website content has been cached, you will see the effect. One of the upsides of employing Varnish is that a lower-end and less high-priced plan will accomplish the same job as a more pricey one without the platform, so not only will your Internet sites perform much better, but you will also save some money.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

You can use Varnish to enhance the loading speed of any website that’s hosted on a dedicated server with us when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the platform ready to be used at no extra fee, but you’ll also exert total control over it through Hepsia’s easy-to-use GUI. It will take only one click of the mouse to start or remove an instance or to clear the cached files associated with any website that is using Varnish and in case you are more tech-savvy, you can also view the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with at least three gigabytes of system memory for content caching purposes, so even if you run a lot of websites on your dedicated machine and they all use the caching platform, the improvement in their performance will be visible. You will only need to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever content the visitors access on their end. The Varnish platform performs best if the sites use a dedicated IP, but since our servers come with 3 free IP addresses, you’ll have everything you need.