Varnish is a web accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, as it can increase the loading speed of any Internet site, at times even by 100 percent, based on the content itself. This tool is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to decrease the overall load on the physical machine and to accelerate the access speed for the site visitors. Each time a visitor accesses a page on a specific website, the web browser request is processed by the web server and the requested data is served as a response. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the pages that the site visitor opens and if any of them is opened again, it’s delivered by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The increase in the performance is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests substantially faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. In case any content is edited meanwhile, the cached webpages will also be updated the next time somebody opens them.

Varnish in Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux hosting. You can add it to your account via the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with all shared hosting packages and you’ll get a pretty easy-to-use graphical interface, which will give you complete control over the caching platform. Using 1-click fast-access controls, you can restart or turn off any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer be activated for a certain website. You can also see an exhaustive system log file or delete the cache associated with any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your hosting plan, you will be able to select the maximum amount of memory that will be available to you for caching purposes and how many sites will use Varnish. You can always add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for top performance, you can get a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use Varnish. This will permit you to get the most out of your websites and to have lots of happy site visitors.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated servers offered by our company will permit you to employ Varnish as soon as your brand new semi-dedicated server account has been set up, as the data caching platform is available by default. 64 MB of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the moment your account is enabled, so you can make use of this load balancing software once your website has been launched online. If you are in need of more system memory, you can order 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated server instantly. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not bound directly to the amount of memory that you use, which goes to say that you will have more versatility. The platform will substantially decrease the load on the machine that your sites generate, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-opening pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish caching platform with no effort from your Control Panel using quick-access controls. You will be able to start/remove any of the instances that you’ve got, to clear the cached content for any of your websites or to view system log files.

Varnish in VPS Servers

The Varnish data caching platform is included by default with each of the VPS servers offered by our company on the condition that the VPS is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can improve the work of your websites with just a few clicks. The more powerful the plan, the more memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a low-end plan, the platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you manage several different Internet sites, you’ll notice a great decrease in the overall server load and a substantially better web page load speed. The platform will need to work for a while as the visitors browse the web pages and as soon as the site content has been cached, you’ll notice the effect. One of the upsides of using Varnish is that a lower-end and less expensive Virtual Private Server plan will accomplish the very same job as a more high-priced one without the caching platform, so not only will your Internet sites work significantly better, but you’ll also spare a certain amount of cash.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated servers that are ordered with the tailor-made Hepsia hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed platforms that you will get with the server. The Varnish content caching platform can be set up and managed without efforts from Hepsia’s simple-to-use GUI and, with no more than a click, you can browse a detailed log, create or restart an instance, clear the cached files associated with any site and much more. Shortly after you enable Varnish for a certain domain or subdomain, it will start caching the pages opened by your visitors and once it has cached enough web content, you will perceive a tremendously better website performance in addition to a reduced load on your dedicated server. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at 3 GB, you’ll be able to use the software platform for workload balancing purposes even if you host many sites on your dedicated server.