Varnish is a web accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, because it can increase the speed of any website, at times even by 100 percent, depending on the content itself. This tool is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to lower the overall load on the server and to enhance the access speed for the site visitors. Every time a visitor loads a page on a certain site, the web browser request is processed by the web server and the requested data is returned as a response. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the web pages that the website visitor browses and if any of them is opened again, it is delivered by Varnish and not by the server directly. The increase in the overall performance comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the browser requests significantly faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. In case any content is updated meanwhile, the cached pages will also be updated the next time someone opens them.

Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting

In case you host your websites in a cloud website hosting account with our company, you will be able to activate Varnish with several mouse clicks via your Control Panel. The caching platform comes as an upgrade with all our shared packages and you can choose how many websites will use it and the total storage space that will be available for the cached content. 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’re not directly linked to each other, so you can choose if you want plenty of memory for one large-scale website or less memory for several smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of Varnish in case the sites use a dedicated IP address. With the hosting Control Panel, you can quickly start/restart/disable an instance, clear the cached data independently for each site which uses Varnish or view an exhaustive system log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish is a feature, which is offered by default with all Linux semi-dedicated servers offered by us and you can use it for workload balancing purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The Varnish data caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can employ it with any Internet site that you host in your semi-dedicated server account. If you are in need of more than that, you can increase the memory quota. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 MB through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The very same section will enable you to add more instances too, in case you want to use the Varnish caching platform with multiple Internet sites. The two upgrades can be ordered separately – you can cache the content of one single large-size Internet site or use several websites with the default memory allowance. You can get the most out of the Varnish caching platform if you’ve got a dedicated IP address and you can get one with your semi-dedicated package as well. Hepsia will grant you full control over the platform and, with no more than one single click of the mouse, you will be able to clear the cached data, to view a log or to restart an instance.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can use the load balancing capabilities of Varnish with all our VPS servers when you choose Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel. The Varnish caching platform is available by default and the system memory that it will be able to utilize to cache the content of your websites is dependent on the specific package that you’ve picked, but even with the lower-end plans, you will have at least several hundred MB of memory at your disposal only for data caching purposes. This amount is sufficient to enhance the overall performance of multiple websites. It’ll take some time for you to notice the results, since Varnish caches the content that site visitors open, but shortly after that you’ll notice the substantially lowered load and the enhanced site loading speed. Varnish will allow you to make use of a less powerful VPS plan for sites which would normally need a more costly web hosting solution.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All Linux dedicated servers that are ordered with the custom Hepsia website hosting Control Panel feature Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you will get with the server. The Varnish content caching platform can be enabled and managed with no effort via the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-navigate interface and, with no more than one single click of the mouse, you can view an in-depth log, create or restart an instance, delete the cached content associated with any website and much more. Soon after you set up the Varnish platform for a certain domain or sub-domain, it will begin caching the webpages loaded by your visitors and once it has cached enough content, you’ll perceive a tremendously better site performance in addition to a lowered load on the dedicated server. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the platform for load balancing purposes even if you host a vast number of Internet sites on the server.