Varnish is a website accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, because it can increase the speed of any website, sometimes even by 100 percent, based on the content itself. This tool is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to decrease the overall server load and to enhance the access speed for the website visitors. Anytime a visitor loads a page on a specific website, the web browser request is handled by the web server and the requested content is delivered as a reply. If Varnish is activated, it caches the web pages that the website visitor browses and in case any of them is loaded again, it is fetched by Varnish and not by the server directly. The improvement in the overall performance comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the browser requests considerably 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 web pages will also be updated the next time someone tries to access them.

Varnish in Hosting

We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each hosting service and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your shared hosting account via the Upgrades section in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two separate things that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the websites that you’d like to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 32 MB, indicates the maximum amount of data that the platform can cache at any given moment. Hepsia’s easy-to-use interface will permit you to shut down or to reboot any instance, to see detailed system logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For optimum results, you can use a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your website will load substantially faster, which means more pleased website visitors and prospective clients.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish is included as standard with all semi-dedicated hosting service offered by us and you can use it for workload balancing purposes. It is available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The data caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can use it with any Internet site that you host in the semi-dedicated account. In case you’re in need of more than that, you can increase the system memory allowance. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 MB through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The very same section will permit you to activate more instances as well, in case you wish to use the Varnish caching platform with multiple sites. The two upgrades can be added independently – you can cache the content of one single resource-heavy website or use several Internet sites with the default memory allowance. You can get the most out of the Varnish caching platform if you use a dedicated IP address and you can order one with your semi-dedicated plan as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you complete control over the platform and, with no more than one mouse click, you’ll be able to delete the cached contents, to check a log file or to reboot an instance.

Varnish in VPS Servers

The Varnish caching platform comes by default with all Linux VPS servers offered by us given that the server is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can optimize the performance of your websites with only a few mouse clicks. The more powerful the plan, the more memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a low-end package, the platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you own several different websites, you will notice a substantial reduction in the server load and a considerably better website loading speed. The platform will need to work for a while while the visitors navigate the site and once the content has been cached, you will notice the results. One of the advantages of employing Varnish is that a less powerful and less costly VPS package will accomplish the exact same job as a more costly one without the caching platform, so not only will your Internet sites work substantially better, but you’ll also spare a certain amount of money.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will get the Varnish platform at no additional cost and you will exert complete control over it through a really easy-to-work-with graphical interface – you’ll be able to start, to cancel or to reboot an instance, to view a comprehensive system log, to clear the cache associated with any Internet site and much, much more. Varnish will have several GB of memory at its disposal, so even if you have large websites with a huge number of visitors, you will notice the considerably better site loading times and the lowered load on the dedicated machine. This will happen shortly after you start using the Varnish platform, as it will require a certain amount of time to cache the content that visitors access. You can get the most out of the platform’s capabilities in case the Internet sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP address, but since your server includes several IP addresses by default, you will not need to pay anything on top of your monthly fee for the server itself.