Varnish is a web app accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, as it can increase the load speed of any website, sometimes even by 100 percent, depending on the content. This tool is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to lower the overall server load and to accelerate the access speed for the website visitors. Anytime a visitor loads a page on a specific site, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested data is served as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the web pages that the site visitor opens and in case any of them is opened once more, it’s served by Varnish and not by the server directly. The performance boost is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests substantially faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the users. In case any content is edited in the meantime, the cached pages will also be updated the next time somebody tries to open them.

Varnish in Shared Website Hosting

You can use Varnish’s full potential and increase the speed of your sites regardless of the shared website hosting plan that you have chosen and you can enable and configure the content caching platform with a couple of clicks using the easy-to-work-with GUI offered by our advanced Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be able to choose two different things – how many Internet sites will use the Varnish platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 MB and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can add more instances and less memory and vice versa. In case you’ve got a lot of content on a given Internet site and you get numerous site visitors, more memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use Varnish. Hepsia will offer you simple one-click buttons for deleting or rebooting any instance, for erasing the cache associated with each website and for checking detailed system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Varnish data caching platform is part of the standard set of services that you will obtain when you decide to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can activate it for any of your websites through our innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default amount of memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache content is 64 MB, but if you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this amount of memory from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the Internet sites that can use this caching platform simultaneously. As these two features are not tied to each other, you can use several sites with the default memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for one single web site. The Varnish caching platform performs best when you get a dedicated IP for the sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you an easy means of rebooting any instance. What’s more, you will be able to clear the cached contents with just one click of the mouse.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take full advantage of the workload balancing potential of Varnish with each of our VPS servers when you choose Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel. The platform comes by default and the amount of memory that it’ll be able to utilize to cache your website content is dependent upon the particular VPS plan that you’ve picked, but even with the less powerful plans, you will have no less than several hundred megabytes of system memory at your disposal only for caching purposes. This amount is enough to enhance the work of numerous websites. It’ll take a little time for you to see the effects, as the Varnish platform caches the content that website visitors browse, but soon thereafter you will notice the substantially less load on your VPS server and the enhanced Internet site load speed. The Varnish platform will allow you to make use of a less powerful plan for Internet sites which would usually need a more costly web hosting solution.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you need a powerful web hosting solution and you order any of the dedicated servers offered by us, you’ll be able to use the Varnish platform to optimize the overall performance of your sites at no additional cost as long as the server is ordered with our advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its simple-to-navigate graphical interface will allow you to keep track of platform processes, to clear the cached contents or to reboot any instance with one single click of the mouse. The minimal amount of system memory that the platform can employ to cache Internet site content is 3 GB, which is quite enough for a vast selection of busy sites, so your dedicated server will be able to deal with a substantial load while your visitors are having a seamless web browsing experience. Since your dedicated server will include a number of dedicated IP addresses, you’ll be able to use Varnish’s maximum capacity.