Varnish is a web application accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, as it can increase the load speed of any Internet site, at times even by 100 percent, based on the content itself. This tool is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to lower the overall load on the server and to enhance the access speed for the site visitors. Anytime a visitor accesses a page on a given site, the web browser request is processed by the web server and the requested information is delivered as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the web pages that the site visitor opens and in case any of them is loaded again, it’s fetched by Varnish and not by the server directly. The increase in the overall performance comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests significantly faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. In case any data is modified meanwhile, the cached pages will also be updated the next time someone attempts to access them.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

If you host your websites in a shared hosting account with us, you will be able to add Varnish with a few clicks of the mouse through your Control Panel. The caching platform comes as an optional upgrade with all our shared web hosting plans and you can choose the number of the websites that will use it and the total amount of system memory that will be used for the cached content. The two features that can be upgraded in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the number of instances and the amount of system memory and they’re not directly linked to each other, so you can decide whether you want lots of memory for a single large-sized site or less memory for several smaller ones. You can unleash the full potential of the Varnish caching platform if the sites use a dedicated IP. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can effortlessly start/reboot/cancel an instance, delete the cached contents individually for each site which uses the Varnish platform or see a detailed system log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we’re offering will permit you to use Varnish once your brand-new semi-dedicated server account has been activated, as the platform is available by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the second your account is enabled, so you can use this load balancing software as soon as your website has been published online. In case you need more system memory, you can add 32 MB at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated server in a flash. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly linked to the amount of memory that you use, which goes to say that you’ll enjoy more versatility. The Varnish caching platform will considerably decrease the server load that your sites produce, so your site visitors can enjoy fast-opening pages. You’ll be able to manage the Varnish caching platform without effort via your Control Panel using fast-access controls. You’ll be able to start/disable any of the instances that you’ve got, to delete the cached data associated with any of your Internet sites or to check system logs.

Varnish in VPS Hosting

You can take advantage of Varnish with each of our virtual private server plans at no additional charge, since the platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The only precondition is that the VPS server must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you will be able to set up Varnish for any of your Internet sites with only a couple of clicks. Each Virtual Private Server plan offers a different amount of system memory for data caching purposes, but you’ll get at least several hundred MB, which is quite sufficient even for multiple busy sites. Soon after you enable the Varnish platform, it’ll start caching the content that your website visitors browse, so you will notice the considerably better Internet site load speeds and the less load on the Virtual Private Server very soon. The platform will allow you to use a less high-priced VPS server, as you won’t need that many resources to guarantee the proper operation of your sites even if you’ve got heavy-traffic Internet sites with numerous visitors. Maximum results are achieved if the websites that use the Varnish caching platform use also a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

If you need a more powerful website hosting solution and you obtain one of the Linux dedicated servers hosting packages offered by our company, you will be able to use the Varnish content caching platform to optimize the performance of your sites at no extra charge on the condition that the dedicated machine is ordered with our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel. Its intuitive graphical interface will allow you to monitor platform processes, to delete the cached data or to reboot any instance with one click of the mouse. The minimal amount of memory that the Varnish caching platform can employ to cache Internet site content is three gigabytes, which is more than enough for an enormous collection of repeatedly visited websites, so your server will be able to cope with a colossal load while your site visitors are enjoying a seamless browsing experience. As your server will include several dedicated IP addresses, you will be able to make use of Varnish’s full potential.