Varnish is a web app accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, as it can increase the load speed of any Internet site, sometimes even by 100 percent, depending on the content itself. This tool is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to decrease the overall server load and to boost the browsing speed for the website visitors. Each time a visitor opens a page on a particular Internet site, the web browser request is processed by the web server and the requested data is delivered as a reply. If Varnish is activated, it caches the pages that the visitor opens and if any of them is opened once more, it is fetched by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The performance boost is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests tremendously faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. If any content is changed meanwhile, the cached web pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody tries to open them.

Varnish in Website Hosting

You can use Varnish’s full potential and optimize your websites’ speed irrespective of the website hosting plan that you have picked and you can activate and configure the content caching platform with a couple of mouse clicks using the simple-to-use graphical interface offered by our next-generation Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you will be able to select two separate things – how many Internet sites will employ Varnish, in other words – the number of instances, and how much info will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 MB and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can order more instances with less memory and the other way around. In case you have a lot of content on a certain website and you draw numerous site visitors, more system memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the Varnish caching platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you easy 1-click buttons for deactivating or restarting any instance, for clearing the cache associated with each Internet site and for viewing comprehensive logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Varnish is a feature, which is included by default with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages offered by us and you can use it for workload distribution purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The data caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can employ it with any Internet site that you host in your account. If you’re in need of more than that, you can increase the system memory quota. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 megabytes in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The same Upgrades section will allow you to enable more instances as well, if you want to use Varnish with more websites. The two upgrades can be ordered separately – you can cache the content of a single frequently visited Internet site or use a number of websites with the default memory. You can get the most out of the Varnish caching platform if you’ve got a dedicated IP address and you can get one with your semi-dedicated server package as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you full control over the caching platform and, with no more than one single click of the mouse, you will be able to clear the cache, to view a system log file or to reboot an instance.

Varnish in VPS

We offer Varnish with all of the Hepsia-managed Linux VPS packages, so if you acquire a VPS with this Control Panel, you will be able to make the most of the content caching platform at no additional fee. The Varnish platform can use different amounts of memory for caching purposes based on the very package that you’ve selected on the order page, but nevertheless, this amount won’t be less than several hundred megabytes. This is quite enough to improve the work of several resource-hungry websites, so the better web page browsing speeds and the reduced server load will be perceivable. The effect may not be detectable straight away, as Varnish will require some time to cache the content that people open, but soon after you set it up, you’ll perceive its full potential. This caching platform will allow you to use a lower-end server and to pay less cash to get the very same performance you would get with a higher-end virtual machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

All Linux dedicated servers hosting packages which are ordered with the custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel feature Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you will get with the dedicated machine. The Varnish caching platform can be activated and administered without effort via Hepsia’s user-friendly interface and, with no more than one mouse click, you can check an in-depth log, create or restart an instance, delete the cached data associated with any site and much more. Soon after you set up the Varnish platform for a specific domain or sub-domain, it will start caching the pages opened by your visitors and once it has cached enough content, you’ll observe a significantly better website performance plus a lowered load on the server. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at 3 GB, you’ll be able to use the software platform for load balancing purposes even if you run a large number of Internet sites on your server.