Varnish is a web app accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, as it can increase the loading speed of any website, at times even by 100%, depending on the content. This tool is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to lower the overall server load and to accelerate the access speed for the website visitors. Every time 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 response. If Varnish is activated, it caches the web pages that the site visitor opens and if any of them is opened again, it’s fetched by Varnish and not by the server directly. The performance improvement comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the browser requests tremendously faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. If any content is updated meanwhile, the cached web pages will also be updated the next time someone tries to open them.

Varnish in Website Hosting

If you host your websites in a website hosting account with us, you’ll be able to activate Varnish with several clicks from your Control Panel. The platform is available as an optional upgrade with all our shared plans and you can choose the number of the websites that will use it and the total storage space that will be used for the cached data. The two upgradeable features in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the number of instances and the amount of system memory and they aren’t linked directly to each other, so you can choose if you want a lot of memory for a single large-size website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can unleash the full potential of the Varnish platform in case the websites use a dedicated IP address. Using the Control Panel, you can easily start/restart/disable an instance, clear the cached files individually for each website which uses the Varnish platform or check an in-depth system log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Varnish data caching platform is included in the default set of services that you’ll acquire when you choose to host your sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can configure it for any of your sites via our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel. The default amount of memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache data is 64 MB, but if you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this amount from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the Internet sites that can use this caching platform at the same time. As these two things aren’t bound to each other, you can use several sites with the default memory or you can order more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for a single web site. Varnish works best if you set a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will give you a simple means of restarting any instance. In addition, you will be able to clear the cached content with only one single click of the mouse.

Varnish in VPS Hosting

You can use the load balancing capabilities of Varnish with any of our Linux VPS hosting services if you choose Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel. The Varnish data caching platform comes by default and the system memory that it will be able to utilize to cache your site content depends on the given Virtual Private Server package that you have selected, but even with the lower-end plans, you will have no less than several hundred megabytes of memory at your disposal exclusively for content caching purposes. This amount is sufficient to improve the performance of multiple websites. It’ll take some time for you to distinguish the results, since Varnish caches the content that site visitors browse, but after that you will notice the considerably lowered load on the Virtual Private Server and the increased website loading speed. The Varnish caching platform will allow you to make use of a less powerful plan for websites which would usually require a more costly web hosting solution.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

You can employ Varnish in order to improve the speed of any website that’s hosted on a dedicated server with our company when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed on the machine. Not only will you get the content caching platform ready for use at no additional cost, but you will also exert complete control over it via Hepsia’s easy-to-work-with graphical interface. It’ll take just one single click to start or deactivate an instance or to delete the cached files associated with any website that’s using Varnish and in case you’re more proficient, you can also see the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least three gigabytes of memory for website content caching purposes, so even in case you host a lot of Internet sites on your server and they all use the platform, the difference in their performance will be perceivable. You’ll only need to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever pages the site visitors load on their end. The platform works best when the websites use a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that our dedicated servers include three free-of-cost IP addresses, you will have all that you need.