Varnish is a web accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, as it can increase the load speed of any Internet site, at times even by 100%, based on the content itself. This tool is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to reduce the overall load on the physical machine and to improve the access speed for the website visitors. Every time a visitor accesses a page on a certain website, the web browser request is processed by the web server and the requested information is sent as a reply. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the web pages that the site visitor browses and if any of them is accessed once again, it’s delivered by Varnish and not by the server directly. The performance boost is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests tremendously faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the users. If any content is updated in the meantime, the cached pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone opens them.

Varnish in Website Hosting

In case you host your sites in a website hosting account with our company, you will be able to add Varnish with a few clicks of the mouse through your Control Panel. The content caching platform is available as an upgrade with all our web hosting packages and you can choose how many websites will use it and the maximum storage space that will be used for the cached data. The two upgradeable features in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the amount of system memory and the number of instances and they aren’t directly linked to each other, so you can decide if you want a lot of memory for one single large website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can make use of the full potential of Varnish in case the websites use a dedicated IP address. With the Control Panel, you can easily start/restart/terminate an instance, delete the cached contents independently for each site which employs Varnish or check an in-depth system log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish is offered by default with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans that we are offering and you can use it for load balancing purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can use it with any Internet site that you host in your account. In case you’re in need of more, you can increase the memory allowance. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 MB through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The very same Upgrades section will allow you to create more instances as well, in case you’d like to use the Varnish platform with multiple sites. The two upgrades can be ordered separately – you can cache the content of a single traffic-heavy Internet site or use several different sites with the default memory allowance. You can get the most out of the Varnish platform in case you use a dedicated IP address and you can get one with your semi-dedicated server package as well. Hepsia will give you full control over the caching platform and, with no more than one single mouse click, you’ll be able to delete the cached content, to view a system log file or to restart an instance.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can use the workload balancing capabilities of Varnish with all our VPS servers in case you select Hepsia as your Control Panel. The Varnish caching platform is available by default and the system memory that it will be able to use to cache your website content depends on the given package that you’ve chosen, but even with the lower-end plans, you will have at least several hundred megabytes of system memory at your disposal only for caching purposes. This amount is sufficient to optimize the performance of numerous Internet sites. It will take some time for you to distinguish the effects, as the Varnish platform caches the content that site visitors request, but soon thereafter you will notice the substantially decreased load on your virtual machine and the increased website loading speed. Varnish will allow you to use a lower-end Virtual Private Server package for Internet sites which would normally require a more pricey hosting service.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you want the most powerful website hosting solution and you order any of the dedicated web hosting plans that we’re offering, you can use the Varnish platform to optimize the performance of your Internet sites at no extra charge as long as the dedicated machine is ordered with our next-generation Hepsia Control Panel. Its simple-to-navigate graphical interface will enable you to monitor system processes, to clear the cached content or to reboot any instance with one click of the mouse. The minimal amount of system memory that the Varnish caching platform can employ to cache website content is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough for an immense selection of heavy sites, so your dedicated server will be able to handle a colossal load while your visitors are enjoying a seamless web browsing experience. As your server will come with a number of dedicated IPs, you’ll be able to use Varnish’s maximum capacity.