Varnish is a website accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, because it can increase the loading speed of any website, at times even by 100 percent, based on the content itself. This tool is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to lower the overall load on the server and to increase the access speed for the site visitors. Anytime a visitor loads a page on a certain Internet site, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested information is returned as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the pages that the site visitor opens and in case any of them is loaded again, it is delivered by Varnish and not by the server directly. The increase in the performance comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests considerably faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. In case any content is updated in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be updated the next time somebody opens them.

Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host your sites under a cloud web hosting account with us, you’ll be able to activate Varnish with a couple of clicks of the mouse via your hosting Control Panel. The content caching platform is available as an optional upgrade with all our shared web hosting packages and you can select how many sites will use it and the total storage space that will be available for the cached data. The two features that can be upgraded in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the number of instances and the amount of memory and they’re not tied directly to each other, so you can decide if you want a lot of memory for one large-sized site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of Varnish in case the websites use a dedicated IP. With the hosting Control Panel, you can quickly start/restart/cancel an instance, clear the cached contents individually for each website which uses the Varnish platform or view a comprehensive system log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting include Varnish by default, so you can use the web accelerator tool and improve the load speed of any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You’ll get 64 MB of system memory particularly for Varnish at no extra charge and you will be able to create an instance with no more than a couple of mouse clicks via the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated plans. If you want more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 MB through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be at your disposal instantly. You can also add more instances as an upgrade, so you can choose whether lots of content will be cached for one site or if the available memory will be used by several sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to restart or to disable any instance, to view the system log file associated with it or to clear the cached data using single-click controls. To get the most out of the Varnish accelerator, you can set a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will employ it.

Varnish in VPS Hosting

You can take full advantage of the load balancing capabilities of Varnish with all our Linux VPS hosting packages when you pick Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel. The platform comes by default and the amount of memory that it’ll be able to use to cache the content of your websites depends on the given plan that you have chosen, but even with the less powerful plans, you will have at least several hundred MB of system memory at your disposal solely for data caching purposes. This amount is enough to optimize the performance of numerous websites. It will take a little time for you to notice the results, since the Varnish platform caches the content that visitors request, but soon after that you’ll notice the considerably decreased server load and the enhanced website browsing speed. The Varnish caching platform will allow you to make use of a less powerful VPS plan for Internet sites which would typically require a more pricey hosting solution.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

All Linux dedicated servers hosting packages that are ordered with the in-house built Hepsia web hosting Control Panel feature Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you will get with the server. The Varnish caching platform can be set up and administered effortlessly through Hepsia’s time and effort saving GUI and, with no more than one single click, you can browse an elaborate log, create or reboot an instance, delete the cache for any website and much more. Soon after you set up the Varnish platform for a specific domain or sub-domain, it will start caching the webpages requested by your visitors and as soon as it has cached enough web content, you will observe a considerably better site performance and a decreased load on your dedicated machine. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at three gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the software platform for workload distribution purposes even if you host plenty of Internet sites on the dedicated machine.