Varnish is a website accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, because it can increase the speed of any Internet site, sometimes even by 100 percent, depending on the content. This tool is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to decrease the overall load on the physical server and to enhance the access speed for the site visitors. Every time a visitor loads a page on a specific Internet site, the web browser request is handled by the web server and the requested data is served as a reply. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the web pages that the website visitor opens and in case any of them is loaded once again, it is delivered by Varnish and not by the server directly. The performance boost is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests substantially quicker than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. In case any content is changed meanwhile, the cached web pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody opens them.

Varnish in Web Hosting

You can make use of Varnish’s potential and enhance your sites’ loading speed regardless of the web hosting package that you have selected and you can enable and set up the content caching platform with a few clicks of the mouse through the intuitive GUI offered by our innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be able to choose two separate things – how many websites will employ Varnish, in other words – the number of instances, and how much info will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can add more instances and less memory and vice versa. In case you’ve got plenty of content on a specific site and you receive many visitors, more system memory will give you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the Varnish caching platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you easy 1-click controls for discontinuing or rebooting any instance, for erasing the cache for each website and for seeing in-depth logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish comes by default with all Linux semi-dedicated servers offered by us and you can use it for load balancing purposes. It is available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The data caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can employ it with any site that you host in your semi-dedicated server account. If you are in need of more than that, you can increase the memory allocation. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 MB in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The very same Upgrades section will allow you to enable more instances too, if you would like to use the Varnish platform with more websites. The two things can be ordered separately – you can cache the content of a single resource-intensive Internet site or run a number of sites with the default memory. You can take full advantage of Varnish if you use a dedicated IP address and you can order one with your semi-dedicated package as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you full control over the platform and, with no more than one single click of the mouse, you will be able to delete the cached data, to check a system log or to reboot an instance.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can use the workload balancing potential of Varnish with all our Linux VPS servers in case you choose Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform is available by default and the amount of memory that it will be able to use to cache the content of your websites is dependent on the particular VPS package that you have picked, but even with the less powerful packages, you’ll have no less than several hundred megabytes of memory at your disposal solely for caching purposes. This amount is sufficient enough to enhance the work of numerous websites. It will take some time for you to observe the results, since the Varnish platform caches the content that site visitors browse, but shortly thereafter you will notice the considerably reduced load on the VPS and the enhanced website load speed. Varnish will permit you to use a lower-end package for Internet sites which would usually need a more high-priced web hosting service.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated web hosting plans that are ordered with the in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is among the pre-installed software platforms that you will get with the machine. The Varnish platform can be set up and administered without any effort via the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-use interface and, with no more than a click, you can check a comprehensive log, add or restart an instance, clear the cache for any website and much, much more. Shortly after you configure Varnish for a specific domain or sub-domain, it will begin caching the webpages browsed by the website visitors and once it has cached enough content, you’ll observe a considerably faster website performance in addition to a reduced load on your dedicated machine. 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 huge number of sites on your machine.