Varnish is a web accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, because it can increase the speed of any site, sometimes even by 100 percent, depending on the content itself. This tool is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to decrease the overall server load and to enhance the browsing speed for the site visitors. Every time a visitor accesses a page on a particular Internet site, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested information is served as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the pages that the site visitor opens and if any of them is loaded once again, it’s delivered by Varnish and not by the server directly. The performance improvement is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests considerably faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. If any content is updated in the meantime, the cached webpages will also be updated the next time someone tries to open them.

Varnish in Web Hosting

You can take advantage of Varnish’s full potential and enhance the load speed of your sites irrespective of the web hosting plan that you have chosen and you can enable and set up the platform with a couple of clicks of the mouse using the easy-to-use GUI offered by our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be able to choose two different things – how many websites will use the Varnish platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much info will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 MB and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can use more instances with less memory and vice versa. In case you have lots of content on a certain Internet site and you draw lots of website visitors, more system memory will give you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use Varnish. Hepsia will provide you with simple one-click controls for stopping or restarting any instance, for deleting the cache for any site and for viewing detailed logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages offered by our company will allow you to use Varnish as soon as your brand new semi-dedicated server account has been created, since the data caching platform is offered by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the moment your account is enabled, so you can use this load balancing software as soon as your site has been built. If you need more memory, you can add 32 megabytes at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated server in a flash. You can also increase the number of the sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not bound directly to the amount of system memory that you use, which goes to say that you’ll have more versatility. The Varnish caching platform will significantly lower the load that your sites generate, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-loading pages. You’ll be able to manage Varnish without efforts via the Hepsia Control Panel using fast-access controls. You will be able to start/stop any of the instances that you’ve got, to clear the cache associated with any of your sites or to see system logs.

Varnish in VPS Hosting

We provide Varnish with all of the Hepsia-equipped Linux VPS hosting packages, so in case you buy a VPS with this hosting Control Panel, you’ll be able to make the most of the data caching platform at no additional charge. Varnish can use different amounts of memory for data caching purposes depending on the specific plan that you have selected on the order page, but in any case, this amount will not be less than several hundred MB. This is quite enough to boost the performance of several frequently visited Internet sites, so the faster site loading speeds and the lowered load on your server will be perceptible. The result may not be observable straight away, as Varnish will need some time to cache the content that people request, but shortly after you enable it, you’ll observe its full capacity. This caching platform will permit you to use a less powerful VPS server and to give less cash to get the same performance you’d get with a more powerful machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll acquire the Varnish data caching platform at no extra cost and you’ll have full control over it via a truly user-friendly graphical interface – you’ll be able to start, to disable or to restart an instance, to see an exhaustive system log, to clear the cache associated with any site and much more. The Varnish platform will have several GB of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you have large-scale sites with a huge number of visitors, you’ll notice the considerably faster web page load times and the lowered load on your dedicated machine. This will happen soon after you start using Varnish, as it will require a certain amount of time to cache the web pages that people browse. You can take full advantage of the platform’s potential if the Internet sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that your dedicated server includes a couple of IPs by default, you won’t need to pay anything on top of the monthly charge for the machine itself.