Varnish is a web app accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, as it can increase the loading speed of any site, sometimes even by 100%, based on the content itself. This tool is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to decrease the overall load on the physical machine and to boost the access speed for the website visitors. Each time a visitor accesses a page on a particular Internet site, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested data is sent as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the pages that the website visitor browses and if any of them is accessed again, it’s fetched by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The boost in the performance comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests significantly quicker than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. If any content is changed in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody tries to access them.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

You can unlock Varnish’s potential and accelerate your sites’ speed regardless of the shared hosting plan that you have picked and you can add and configure the platform with a couple of clicks of the mouse using the easy-to-work-with GUI offered by our advanced Hepsia Control Panel. During the procedure, you will be able to choose two different things – how many sites will employ Varnish, 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 linked to the number of instances, so you can use more instances and less memory and vice versa. In case you’ve got lots of content on a particular website and you attract a lot of website visitors, more system memory will give you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use Varnish. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with easy one-click buttons for disabling or restarting any instance, for deleting the cache associated with each Internet site and for checking detailed logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish comes by default with all semi-dedicated servers offered by our company and you can use it for workload balancing purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The Varnish data caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can employ it with any site that you host in the semi-dedicated server account. In case you are in need of more, you can increase the system memory quota. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 megabytes in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The exact same section will allow you to activate more instances as well, in case you want to use Varnish with more Internet sites. The two upgrades can be ordered independently – you can cache the content of one single large-sized Internet site or run several sites with the default memory allocation. You can take full advantage of the Varnish platform if you use a dedicated IP and you can order one with your semi-dedicated server package as well. Hepsia will give you total control over the caching platform and, with no more than one single mouse click, you’ll be able to clear the cache, to see a system log or to restart an instance.

Varnish in VPS Servers

The Varnish platform is included by default with each of the VPS servers that we are offering as long as the machine is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can boost the work of your websites with only a few clicks of the mouse. The more powerful the plan, the more system memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a less powerful package, the platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you have a handful of Internet sites, you’ll notice a serious decrease in the overall server load and a considerably faster website loading speed. The Varnish platform will need to work for a little while while the visitors browse the web pages and as soon as the website content has been cached, you’ll perceive the effect. One of the pluses of employing Varnish is that a lower-end and less pricey package will do the same job as a more high-priced one without the platform, so not only will your websites work much better, but you’ll also spare a certain amount of money.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated servers that are ordered with the in-house developed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you’ll get with the server. The Varnish data caching platform can be activated and administered without efforts through Hepsia’s easy-to-use interface and, with no more than a click, you can check an elaborate log, add or reboot an instance, delete the cached data for any site and much, much more. Shortly after you configure Varnish for a certain domain or sub-domain, it will start caching the webpages browsed by your visitors and as soon as it has cached enough web content, you’ll witness a substantially better website performance in addition to a decreased load on the server. With Varnish-dedicated system memory starting at three gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the platform for workload distribution purposes even if you host lots of websites on the dedicated server.