Varnish is a web accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, because it can increase the speed of any website, at times even by one hundred percent, based on the content. This tool is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to lower the overall server load and to accelerate the access speed for the site visitors. Each time a visitor loads a page on a given Internet site, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested data is served as a response. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the web pages that the website visitor browses and in case any of them is accessed once again, it is delivered by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The increase in the performance comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests considerably faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. In case any content is modified in the meantime, the cached pages will also be updated the next time somebody attempts to open them.

Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting

In case you host your Internet sites under a cloud website hosting account with us, you will be able to activate Varnish with a few clicks through your Control Panel. The content caching platform is offered as an optional upgrade with all our shared web hosting packages and you can choose the number of the sites that will use it and the maximum amount of system memory that will be available for the cached data. The two features that can be upgraded in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel 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 large-sized site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of the Varnish caching platform if the websites use a dedicated IP address. With the hosting Control Panel, you can swiftly start/reboot/shut down an instance, delete the cached content individually for each site that employs the Varnish platform or check an exhaustive system log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our semi-dedicated hosting come with Varnish by default, so you can make full use of the website accelerator tool and accelerate the loading speed of any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You will get 64 MB of system memory exclusively for Varnish at no additional charge and you will be able to activate an instance with no more than a couple of mouse clicks via the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated packages. In case you need more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 MB in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be available to you straight away. You can also order more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can choose if lots of content will be cached for a single site or if the memory will be used by different sites. Hepsia will enable you to reboot or to shut down any instance, to check the system log for it or to delete the cached files using single-click buttons. To get the most out of the Varnish accelerator, you can get a dedicated IP address for the sites that will employ it.

Varnish in VPS

We provide Varnish with all Hepsia-managed Linux VPS, so if you acquire a server with this hosting Control Panel, you’ll be able to make the most of the content caching platform at no extra fee. Varnish can use different amounts of memory for data caching purposes based on the specific server configuration that you’ve selected during the signup process, but in any case, this amount won’t be less than several hundred megabytes. This is more than enough to optimize the overall performance of several regularly visited sites, so the faster website load speeds and the lowered load on the virtual server will be perceivable. The result may not be distinguishable straight away, since Varnish will require a certain amount of time to cache the site content that visitors request, but soon after you activate it, you’ll perceive its full capacity. This platform will allow you to use a less powerful VPS and to pay less cash to get the same performance you would get with a more powerful machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

All Linux dedicated hosting which are ordered with the in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is among the pre-installed software platforms that you’ll get with the dedicated machine. The Varnish data caching platform can be configured and administered with no effort through Hepsia’s simple-to-work-with graphical interface and, with no more than one single click, you can see an elaborate system log, create or reboot an instance, clear the cached files for any Internet site and much, much more. Shortly after you set up Varnish for a particular domain or subdomain, it will start caching the web pages browsed by the site visitors and as soon as it has cached enough web content, you will witness a considerably faster website performance as well as a decreased server load. With Varnish-dedicated system memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the software platform for workload distribution purposes even if you host lots of websites on your dedicated server.