Varnish is a web accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, because it can increase the speed of any website, at times even by 100%, depending on the content itself. This tool is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to lower the overall load on the physical server and to increase the browsing speed for the website visitors. Anytime a visitor opens a page on a specific website, the web browser request is processed by the web server and the requested info is returned as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the pages that the visitor opens and in case any of them is accessed once again, it’s fetched by Varnish and not by the server directly. The improvement in the performance comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests tremendously faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. In case any data is edited in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be updated the next time somebody accesses them.

Varnish in Hosting

We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each Linux hosting and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your shared web hosting account via the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There are two separate things that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one depends on the number of the sites that you want to use Varnish for and the second one, which comes in increments of 32 MB, pertains to the maximum amount of content that the platform can store at any given moment. Hepsia’s user-friendly interface will enable you to delete or to restart any instance, to see detailed logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just click of the mouse. For optimal results, you can use a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your website will load considerably faster, meaning more pleased users and potential customers.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting service come with Varnish by default, so you can make full use of the web accelerator tool and accelerate the load speed of any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You will get 64 megabytes of memory particularly for the Varnish accelerator at no additional charge and you’ll be able to activate an instance with no more than a few mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated server packages. If you want more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 MB in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be available to you right away. You can also add more instances as an upgrade, so you can decide if plenty of content will be cached for a single website or if the memory will be utilized by several Internet sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will enable you to reboot or to remove any instance, to check the system log for it or to delete the cached data using 1-click controls. To get the most out of the Varnish accelerator, you can assign a dedicated IP address to the websites which will employ it.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can use the load balancing capabilities of Varnish with any of our Linux VPS web hosting service in case you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel. The platform comes by default and the system memory that it’ll be able to use to cache the content of your sites depends on the specific Virtual Private Server package that you have selected, but even with the less powerful plans, you will have at least several hundred MB of system memory at your disposal only for data caching purposes. This amount is sufficient enough to improve the overall performance of multiple sites. It will take some time for you to detect the effects, as Varnish caches the content that visitors request, but shortly thereafter you will notice the significantly lowered load on the VPS server and the improved site loading speed. The Varnish platform will permit you to use a lower-end plan for websites which would typically need a more costly hosting solution.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you want a more powerful hosting solution and you get any of the Linux dedicated service that we’re offering, you will be able to use the Varnish content caching platform to optimize the performance of your Internet sites at no extra fee as long as the server is ordered with our avant-garde Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its simple-to-use interface will allow you to keep track of system processes, to clear the cache or to restart any instance with one mouse click. The smallest amount of system memory that the Varnish platform can employ to cache site content is 3 GB, which is more than enough for an enormous number of traffic-intensive websites, so your dedicated server will be able to deal with a tremendous load while your site visitors are having a smooth web browsing experience. As your dedicated machine will come with several different dedicated IP addresses, you will be able to use Varnish’s maximum potential.