Varnish is a web application accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, as it can increase the speed of any Internet site, at times even by one hundred percent, depending on the content. This tool is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to lower the overall load on the server and to increase the browsing speed for the website visitors. Each time a visitor loads a page on a given site, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested info is sent as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the pages that the visitor opens and in case any of them is opened once more, it’s served by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The performance increase is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests substantially quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. In case any content is edited meanwhile, the cached pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody tries to access them.

Varnish in Web Hosting

If you host your websites in a web hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to add Varnish with a few clicks via your Control Panel. The platform is offered as an optional upgrade with all our plans and you can select how many websites will use it and the total amount of system memory that will be used for the cached data. The two upgradeable features in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the amount of system memory and the number of instances and they aren’t directly tied to each other, so you can decide whether you need lots of memory for a single large website or less memory for several smaller ones. You can use the full potential of Varnish in case the sites use a dedicated IP address. Using the Control Panel, you can easily start/restart/disable an instance, clear the cached content individually for each website that employs Varnish or view an exhaustive system log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated packages offered by our company will allow you to employ Varnish as soon as your brand-new semi-dedicated server account has been set up, as the data caching platform comes by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the moment your account is enabled, so you can make use of this load balancing software once your site has been launched. In case you’re in need of more system memory, you can add 32 megabytes at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated server immediately. 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 system memory that you use, which goes to say that you will have more versatility. The Varnish platform will noticeably decrease the load on the semi-dedicated machine produced by your websites, so your site visitors can enjoy fast-opening pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish platform with ease through the Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access buttons. You will be able to start/cancel any of the instances that you have, to delete the cached data for any of your Internet sites or to check system log files.

Varnish in VPS

You can take full advantage of the workload balancing potential of Varnish with any of our Linux VPS packages if you select Hepsia as your Control Panel. The caching platform is available by default and the memory that it’ll be able to utilize to cache your site content is dependent on the particular plan that you have selected, but even with the lower-end plans, you’ll have no less than several hundred megabytes of system memory at your disposal only for data caching purposes. This amount is enough to boost the performance of multiple sites. It will take a little time for you to observe the effects, since the Varnish platform caches the content that site visitors access, but shortly thereafter you’ll notice the significantly less load on your server and the accelerated site load speed. The Varnish caching platform will permit you to make use of a lower-end package for websites which would usually need a more expensive hosting service.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you will get Varnish at no additional cost and you will exert full control over it through a very user-friendly interface – you’ll be able to start, to cancel or to restart an instance, to view a detailed system log, to delete the cached data for any Internet site and much more. The Varnish caching platform will have several GB of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you manage regularly visited Internet sites with a lot of visitors, you will notice the significantly faster web page loading times and the decreased load. This will happen shortly after you begin using the Varnish platform, since it will require a certain amount of time to cache the content that visitors access. You can make the most of the platform’s capacity if the sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP address, but owing to the fact that your dedicated server includes a couple of IPs by default, you will not need to pay anything on top of the monthly fee for the server itself.