Varnish is a website accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, because it can increase the load speed of any website, at times even by one hundred percent, based on the content itself. This tool is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to reduce the overall load on the physical machine and to boost the access speed for the website visitors. Every time a visitor loads a page on a particular website, the web browser request is handled by the web server and the requested info is delivered as a response. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the pages that the site visitor opens and if any of them is opened once more, it is served by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The performance boost comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests significantly faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the users. In case any data is updated in the meantime, the cached webpages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone attempts to access them.

Varnish in Web Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with all our web hosting. You can add it to your hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with all shared hosting packages and you will get an amazingly simple-to-use interface, which will give you full control over the content caching platform. Using 1-click fast-access controls, you can restart or turn off any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer work for a given website. You can also check a comprehensive system log or delete the cache associated with any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your hosting plan, you’ll be able to choose the maximum amount of memory that will be available to you for data caching purposes and how many websites will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for best performance, you can get a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to take full advantage of your sites and to have many satisfied website visitors.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish is a feature, which comes as standard with all semi-dedicated servers offered by our company and you can use it for workload balancing purposes. It is available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can use it with any website that you host in the semi-dedicated account. In case you are in need of more, you can increase the memory allowance. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 MB in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The very same Upgrades section will permit you to create more instances as well, if you’d like to use Varnish with multiple sites. The two things can be ordered independently – you can cache the content of one single large-size website or use several websites with the default memory. You can take full advantage of Varnish if you’ve got a dedicated IP and you can order one with your semi-dedicated plan as well. Hepsia will give you total control over the platform and, with no more than a click, you’ll be able to clear the cached data, to check a log or to reboot an instance.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take full advantage of the load balancing capabilities of Varnish with any of our VPS servers in case you select Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform is offered by default and the amount of system memory that it will be able to use to cache your site content is dependent on the particular Virtual Private Server package that you’ve chosen, but even with the lower-end packages, you’ll have no less than several hundred megabytes of memory at your disposal exclusively for content caching purposes. This amount is sufficient enough to enhance the performance of multiple websites. It will take some time for you to detect the effects, since Varnish caches the content that website visitors access, but shortly after that you will notice the considerably less load on the Virtual Private Server and the accelerated site load speed. The Varnish caching platform will allow you to make use of a less powerful VPS plan for Internet sites which would usually require a more pricey hosting solution.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated servers which are ordered with the custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is among the pre-installed software platforms that you will get with the dedicated server. The Varnish platform can be activated and administered with no effort from the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-navigate GUI and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you can see a comprehensive log, add or reboot an instance, delete the cached content associated with any Internet site and much more. Shortly after you enable the Varnish platform for a specific domain or subdomain, it will begin caching the pages accessed by your site visitors and once it has cached enough content, you will perceive a substantially faster website performance plus a lowered load on the server. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at three gigabytes, you will be able to use the software platform for load balancing purposes even if you host multiple websites on your machine.