Varnish is a web application accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, because it can increase the load speed of any site, sometimes even by 100%, depending on the content. This tool is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to reduce the overall load on the physical machine and to improve the browsing speed for the site visitors. Whenever a visitor opens a page on a given website, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested information is delivered as a response. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the web pages that the website visitor browses and if any of them is loaded once more, it is fetched by Varnish and not by the server directly. The boost in the performance comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests tremendously quicker than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the users. In case any content is changed in the meantime, the cached webpages will also be updated the next time somebody tries to access them.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux cloud hosting. You can add it to your website hosting account from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with all shared hosting plans and you will get a pretty simple-to-work-with GUI, which will grant you full control over the data caching system. Using one-click quick-access buttons, you can reboot or discontinue any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer work for a certain Internet site. You can also see an exhaustive system log file or clear the cache associated with any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your shared web hosting plan, you’ll be able to select the maximum amount of system memory that will be available to you for content caching purposes and the number of the sites that will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for optimal performance, you can get a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to get the most out of your sites and to have a lot of gratified site visitors.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated hosting offered by us will allow you to use Varnish as soon as your new account has been activated, since the data caching platform is available by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the second your account is enabled, so you can make use of this workload balancing software once your site has been published online. In case you need more system memory, you can get 32 MB at a time from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated machine instantly. You can also increase the number of the sites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly bound to the amount of system memory that you use, which means that you will enjoy more versatility. The platform will substantially reduce the load generated by your sites, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-opening web pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish platform without effort via the Hepsia Control Panel using fast-access buttons. You’ll be able to start/discontinue any of the instances that you’ve got, to delete the cached files associated with any of your websites or to see system log files.

Varnish in VPS Web Hosting

You can take full advantage of the load balancing capabilities of Varnish with each of our Linux VPS web hosting when you select Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel. The Varnish caching platform is available by default and the amount of system memory that it’ll be able to utilize to cache the content of your sites is dependent on the particular Virtual Private Server plan that you have selected, but even with the less powerful packages, you’ll have at least several hundred megabytes of system memory at your disposal only for content caching purposes. This amount is sufficient to optimize the performance of multiple sites. It’ll take some time for you to detect the effects, as the Varnish platform caches the content that visitors open, but shortly thereafter you’ll notice the substantially less load on your server and the accelerated site load speed. Varnish will permit you to use a lower-end plan for Internet sites which would normally need a more costly web hosting service.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

If you need a more powerful website hosting solution and you buy one of the Linux dedicated servers hosting that we offer, you will be able to use the Varnish caching platform to improve the performance of your sites at no additional cost as long as the dedicated machine is ordered with our advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its simple-to-work-with interface will permit you to keep an eye on platform processes, to delete the cache or to restart any instance with one single click of the mouse. The minimum amount of memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache site content is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough for an enormous selection of traffic-hungry Internet sites, so your dedicated server will be able to handle an immense load while your Internet site visitors are having a seamless web browsing experience. As your machine will include a number of dedicated IPs, you will be able to make use of Varnish’s maximum capacity.