Varnish is a web accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, because it can increase the speed of any site, sometimes even by 100 percent, based on the content. This tool is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to lower the overall server load and to increase the access speed for the website visitors. Anytime a visitor accesses a page on a particular Internet site, the web browser request is processed by the web server and the requested information is sent as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the web pages that the visitor opens and if any of them is accessed once again, it is fetched by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The boost in the overall performance comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests substantially quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. In case any content is modified in the meantime, the cached pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody tries to open them.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

In case you host your Internet sites under a cloud hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to add Varnish with several mouse clicks through your Control Panel. The caching platform is offered as an upgrade with all our web hosting plans and you can select how many sites will use it and the total storage space that will be used for the cached content. The two features that can be upgraded in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the amount of memory and the number of instances and they aren’t directly tied to each other, so you can choose if you want a lot of memory for one large-scale website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can unleash the full potential of the Varnish caching platform in case the sites use a dedicated IP. With the Control Panel, you can easily start/restart/discontinue an instance, delete the cached files individually for each website that uses the Varnish platform or check an exhaustive system log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Varnish caching platform is an essential part of the basic set of services that you will get in case you decide to host your websites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can activate it for any of your sites via our innovative Hepsia Control Panel. The default amount of system memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache content is 64 megabytes, but in case 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 sites that can use this caching platform simultaneously. Since these two features are not tied to each other, you can use a couple of websites with the default amount of memory or you can order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for a single Internet site. The Varnish caching platform works best when you allocate a dedicated IP address to the websites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with a simple way of rebooting any instance. In addition, you will be able to clear the cached contents with only one single mouse click.

Varnish in VPS Servers

Varnish comes by default with all VPS servers that we offer given that the Virtual Private Server is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can boost the work of your websites with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. The more powerful the plan, the more memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a lower-end plan, the platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you manage a handful of sites, you’ll notice a noticeable reduction in the overall server load and a much faster website load speed. The Varnish platform will need to work for a while while the visitors browse the website and as soon as the site content has been cached, you will distinguish the effect. One of the benefits of employing Varnish is that a lower-end and less expensive plan will accomplish the same job as a more high-priced one without the caching platform, so not only will your sites work significantly better, but you’ll also save a certain amount of cash.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All Linux dedicated servers that are ordered with the custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed platforms that you’ll get with the machine. The Varnish platform can be set up and administered effortlessly through the Hepsia Control Panel’s intuitive graphical interface and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you can browse a comprehensive log, add or restart an instance, clear the cached files associated with any website and much more. Soon after you set up Varnish for a certain domain or sub-domain, it will start caching the web pages browsed by the website visitors and as soon as it has cached enough web content, you’ll witness a substantially better site performance as well as a decreased load on the server. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at 3 GB, you will be able to use the software platform for load balancing purposes even if you run many Internet sites on your machine.