Varnish is a web application accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, as it can increase the speed of any website, sometimes even by 100%, based on the content. This tool is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to reduce the overall load on the physical server and to accelerate the browsing speed for the site visitors. Each time a visitor accesses a page on a particular Internet site, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested content is served as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the web pages that the site visitor browses and if any of them is loaded once more, it’s fetched by Varnish and not by the server directly. The improvement in the overall performance is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the browser requests substantially faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. If any data is edited meanwhile, the cached webpages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody accesses them.

Varnish in Website Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with all our website hosting. You can add it to your web hosting account from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared web hosting packages and you’ll get an exceptionally simple-to-work-with graphical interface, which will grant you complete control over the content caching system. Using one-click fast-access controls, you can reboot or discontinue any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer be activated for a specific website. You can also check a comprehensive log file or clear the cache associated with any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your hosting package, you will be able to select the total amount of system memory that will be at your disposal for content caching purposes and the number of the sites that will use Varnish. You can always add more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for maximum 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 Internet sites and to have many pleased users.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Varnish platform is included in the standard service set that you will receive if you decide to host your Internet sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can enable it for any of your Internet sites via our next-gen Hepsia Control Panel. The default amount of system memory that Varnish can use to cache content is 64 MB, but if you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this amount of memory from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the sites that can use this platform simultaneously. As these two things aren’t bound to each other, you can use a couple of Internet sites with the default memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for a single site. Varnish works best if you set a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will provide you with an easy way of rebooting any instance. On top of that, you will be able to clear the cached data with only one click of the mouse.

Varnish in VPS

You can use Varnish with any of our virtual private server plans at no extra fee, as the content caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The only prerequisite is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you’ll be able to activate Varnish for any of your sites with just a couple of mouse clicks. Each package features a different amount of system memory for content caching purposes, but you will have minimum several hundred MB, which is enough even for several large Internet sites. Shortly after you set up the Varnish platform, it will start caching the content that your website visitors access, so you will notice the much faster Internet site load times and the less server load in no time. The Varnish caching platform will allow you to use a less pricey VPS, since you will not require that much power to guarantee the proper operation of your Internet sites even if you own busy websites with multiple visitors. Best results are accomplished if the sites which use Varnish also use a dedicated IP address.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

You can employ Varnish in order to boost the loading speed of any website that is hosted on a dedicated server with us if the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed on the machine. Not only will you get the platform ready for use at no extra fee, but you’ll also have full control over it through Hepsia’s easy-to-use interface. It’ll take just one click of the mouse to start or discontinue an instance or to delete the cache for any site that’s using Varnish and if you are more trained, you can also browse the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with no less than three gigabytes of memory for website content caching purposes, so even in case you host an enormous number of websites on your dedicated server and they all use the caching platform, the difference in their performance will be perceivable. You’ll only need to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever webpages the visitors browse on their end. The Varnish platform performs best if the sites use a dedicated IP address, but since our servers include three free-of-cost IPs, you’ll have everything you need.