Varnish is a web application accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, as it can increase the loading speed of any website, sometimes even by one hundred percent, depending on the content. This tool is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to lower the overall load on the physical server and to improve the browsing speed for the site visitors. Each time a visitor opens a page on a particular Internet site, the web browser request is processed by the web server and the requested info is returned as a response. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the web pages that the visitor opens and if any of them is loaded once more, it’s fetched by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The performance increase comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests tremendously quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. In case any data is edited in the meantime, the cached webpages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody attempts to access them.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every shared hosting plan and if you want to use it, you can add it to your shared hosting account using the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two different things that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one depends on the number of the sites that you’d like to employ Varnish for and the second one, which is available in increments of 32 MB, shows the maximum amount of data that the data caching platform can cache at any given moment. The Hepsia Control Panel’s time and effort saving graphical interface will enable you to disable or to restart any instance, to see comprehensive logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just a click. For best results, you can use a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will load considerably faster, which means more happy users and prospective customers.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Varnish data caching platform is an essential part of the default set of services that you’ll get in case you decide to host your websites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can activate it for any of your Internet sites via our avant-garde Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default amount of system memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache content is 64 megabytes, but if you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this amount of memory from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the websites that can use this caching platform simultaneously. As these two things aren’t bound to each other, you can use a couple of Internet sites with the default amount of memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for a single site. The Varnish caching platform performs best when you use a dedicated IP for the sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you a simple way of rebooting any instance. Furthermore, you will be able to clear the cached content with just one single mouse click.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can use Varnish with any of our VPS server packages at no additional fee, as the data caching platform is pre-installed and is included by default. The one and only requirement is that the virtual server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your Internet sites with only a few mouse clicks. Each Virtual Private Server package comes with a different amount of memory for content caching purposes, but you’ll get minimum several hundred megabytes, which is sufficient even for several busy Internet sites. Shortly after you enable the Varnish platform, it will begin caching the content that your site visitors access, so you’ll notice the considerably faster website loading times and the reduced load on your server in no time. The Varnish caching platform will permit you to use a less costly VPS, since you will not require that many resources to ensure the correct operation of your Internet sites even if you run resource-consuming websites with a lot of visitors. Optimum results are accomplished if the sites which use the Varnish caching platform also use a dedicated IP address.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you want a more powerful hosting solution and you get one of the dedicated web hosting plans offered by our company, you’ll be able to use the Varnish caching platform to enhance the overall performance of your websites at no extra charge on the condition that the dedicated machine is ordered with our next-gen Hepsia Control Panel. Its user-friendly GUI will enable you to keep track of platform processes, to clear the cached content or to reboot any instance with one single click. The minimum amount of system memory that Varnish can employ to cache Internet site content is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough for a large collection of large-sized websites, so your dedicated server will be able to cope with a massive system load while your visitors are having a seamless web browsing experience. Since your server will include several dedicated IP addresses, you’ll be able to use Varnish’s full potential.