Varnish is a web application accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, because it can increase the loading speed of any website, sometimes even by 100%, depending on the content. This tool is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to lower the overall load on the physical server and to increase the browsing speed for the website visitors. Each time a visitor loads a page on a given site, the web browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested info is delivered as a response. If Varnish is activated, it caches the web pages that the visitor browses and if any of them is loaded once again, it is delivered by Varnish and not by the server directly. The improvement in the overall performance is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests substantially quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. If any data is edited in the meantime, the cached webpages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody attempts to access them.

Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with all our cloud website hosting packages. You can add it to your website hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared web hosting plans and you’ll get a pretty easy-to-use interface, which will grant you complete control over the content caching platform. Using 1-click fast-access buttons, you can restart or discontinue any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer be enabled for a certain site. You can also check a detailed system log file or delete the cache for any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your shared hosting plan, you’ll be able to choose the maximum amount of system memory that will be available to you for caching purposes and how many websites will use Varnish. You can always add more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for top performance, you can assign a dedicated IP to the websites that will use Varnish. This will permit you to take full advantage of your websites and to have many happy users.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The semi-dedicated hosting packages that we offer will allow you to employ Varnish as soon as your new account has been activated, as the content caching platform is available by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the second your account is enabled, so you can use this load balancing software once your site has been published on the Internet. If you need more memory, you can get 32 MB at a time from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated machine instantly. You can also increase the number of the websites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not bound directly to the amount of system memory that you use, which goes to say that you will have more freedom. The platform will seriously reduce the load on the server generated by your websites, so your site visitors can enjoy fast-opening pages. You’ll be able to manage Varnish without effort from your Control Panel using fast-access buttons. You will be able to start/disable any of the instances that you have, to delete the cached data for any of your sites or to check system log files.

Varnish in VPS Web Hosting

You can take advantage of Varnish with all our virtual private server plans at no additional charge, as the content caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The sole condition is that the virtual server must come with the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you’ll be able to activate Varnish for any of your Internet sites with just a few clicks. Each Virtual Private Server plan includes a different amount of system memory for caching purposes, but you’ll have at least several hundred MB, which is sufficient even for several busy websites. Shortly after you activate Varnish, it’ll begin caching the content that your website visitors access, so you’ll notice the significantly better website load speeds and the lowered load on your VPS very soon. Varnish will permit you to use a less costly VPS server, since you will not need that much power to sustain the correct operation of your Internet sites even if you’ve got resource-requiring sites with multiple visitors. Maximum results are achieved if the Internet sites which use the Varnish platform use also a dedicated IP address.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will get the Varnish data caching platform at no extra charge and you will have complete control over it through an extremely easy-to-navigate GUI – you will be able to start, to terminate or to restart an instance, to view a comprehensive system log, to delete the cached data associated with any Internet site and much, much more. Varnish will have several gigabytes of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you own high-demand sites with an enormous number of visitors, you will notice the substantially better website loading speeds and the lowered load on the machine. This will become a fact shortly after you begin using Varnish, as it will need some time to cache the web pages that users request. You can make the most of the platform’s capabilities if the Internet sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP, but since your server includes a couple of IP addresses by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of the monthly charge for the server itself.