Varnish is a web accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, as it can increase the load speed of any site, sometimes even by one hundred percent, depending on the content. This tool is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to decrease the overall load on the physical machine and to boost the browsing speed for the website visitors. Anytime a visitor accesses a page on a certain website, the web browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested information is served as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the web pages that the website visitor browses and in case any of them is accessed once again, it’s fetched by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The performance increase is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests significantly quicker than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the users. In case any data is changed meanwhile, the cached webpages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone accesses them.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

If you host your websites under a cloud hosting account with our company, you will be able to add Varnish with a few mouse clicks through your hosting Control Panel. The platform is available as an upgrade with all our plans and you can select the number of the sites that will use it and the total storage space that will be available for the cached content. The two upgradeable features in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the amount of system memory and the number of instances and they aren’t linked directly to each other, so you can decide whether you want lots of memory for one large website or less memory for several smaller ones. You can make use of the full potential of the Varnish platform in case the sites use a dedicated IP address. With the Control Panel, you can effortlessly start/reboot/delete an instance, clear the cached data individually for each website which uses Varnish or check an exhaustive system log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Varnish content caching platform is included in the default set of services that you will acquire if you decide to host your sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can enable it for any of your Internet sites through our avant-garde Hepsia Control Panel. The default system memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache content is 64 megabytes, but in case you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this memory from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the Internet sites that can use this platform at the same time. As these two features aren’t linked to each other, you can use several Internet sites with the default amount of memory or you can order more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for one single website. The Varnish platform works best if you set a dedicated IP address for the websites that utilize its power. Hepsia will provide you with a simple way of restarting any instance. Also, you’ll be able to clear the cached content with only one click of the mouse.

Varnish in VPS Web Hosting

You can use Varnish with any of our virtual private server packages at no extra charge, since the caching platform is pre-installed and is included by default. The sole prerequisite is that the VPS must come with the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you will be able to set up Varnish for any of your websites with just a few clicks. Each plan comes with a different amount of system memory for caching purposes, but you’ll get no less than several hundred MB, which is quite sufficient even for multiple resource-hungry sites. Shortly after you enable Varnish, it will start caching the content that your visitors request, so you’ll notice the tremendously faster page load times and the lowered load on your virtual machine in no time. The caching platform will allow you to use a less costly VPS server, as you won’t require that many resources to ensure the uninterrupted operation of your sites even if you manage large-sized websites with multiple visitors. Optimum results are accomplished if the Internet sites which use Varnish also use a dedicated IP address.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you will get Varnish at no additional cost and you’ll exert full control over it through a rather intuitive interface – you will be able to start, to terminate or to restart an instance, to view an elaborate log, to delete the cached content associated with any Internet site and much, much more. The Varnish caching platform will have several GB of system memory at its disposal, so even if you manage large sites with multiple visitors, you’ll notice the tremendously better page load speeds and the reduced load on the dedicated machine. This will become a fact shortly after you start using the Varnish platform, since it will need a certain amount of time to cache the website content that visitors open. You can get the most out of the platform’s potential if the Internet sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that your dedicated server comes with a couple of IP addresses by default, you won’t need to pay anything on top of your monthly fee for the server itself.