Varnish is a web application accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, as it can increase the loading speed of any Internet site, at times even by 100%, depending on the content. This tool is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to reduce the overall server load and to enhance the access speed for the website visitors. Anytime a visitor opens a page on a particular site, the web browser request is handled by the web server and the requested info is delivered as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the pages that the site visitor browses and in case any of them is accessed once more, it is delivered by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The boost in the overall performance comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the web 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 webpages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody tries to access them.

Varnish in Hosting

If you host your sites in a hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to activate Varnish with several clicks from your hosting Control Panel. The caching platform comes as an upgrade with all our shared web hosting packages and you can choose how many sites will use it and the total amount of system memory that will be used for the cached data. The two features that can be upgraded in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the number of instances and the amount of memory and they aren’t linked directly to each other, so you can decide whether you need plenty of memory for one single large-size website or less memory for several smaller ones. You can make use of the full potential of the Varnish platform if the sites use a dedicated IP. With the Control Panel, you can effortlessly start/restart/discontinue an instance, clear the cached contents independently for each website which uses Varnish or check an exhaustive system log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated service include Varnish by default, so you can use the web application accelerator and boost the speed of any site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You’ll get 64 MB of system memory particularly for Varnish at no extra fee and you will be able to create an instance with no more than a few clicks of the mouse through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated server packages. In case you want more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 MB through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be at your disposal straight away. You can also order more instances as an upgrade, so you can choose if plenty of data will be cached for one site or if the available memory will be utilized by several sites. Hepsia will allow you to restart or to stop any instance, to check the system log file associated with it or to clear the cached files using 1-click buttons. To get the most out of the Varnish accelerator, you can get a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use it.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take advantage of Varnish with each of our VPS server packages at no extra charge, since the platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The sole requirement is that the server must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your sites with only a couple of mouse clicks. Each Virtual Private Server package includes a different amount of system memory for content caching purposes, but you will have at least several hundred MB, which is quite sufficient even for several traffic-intensive Internet sites. Shortly after you enable Varnish, it will begin caching the content that your visitors browse, so you’ll notice the substantially faster web page loading times and the lowered load on your server very soon. The Varnish caching platform will allow you to use a less expensive virtual server, as you won’t need that many resources to guarantee the correct operation of your websites even if you run busy websites with a lot of visitors. Optimal results are achieved if the sites which use the Varnish platform use also a dedicated IP address.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can use Varnish to increase the speed of any site that is hosted on a dedicated server with our company when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed on the machine. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready for use at no additional cost, but you’ll also exert complete control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s user-friendly GUI. It will take just one single click to start or remove an instance or to delete the cached files for any website that’s using Varnish and in case you’re more proficient, you can also check the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than three gigabytes of virtual memory for site content caching purposes, so even in case you host many sites on your dedicated server and they all use the platform, the improvement in their overall performance will be observable. You’ll only need to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever web pages the site visitors load on their end. The platform performs best if the Internet sites use a dedicated IP address, but owing to the fact that our dedicated servers include 3 free IPs, you’ll have all that you need.