Varnish is a web accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, as it can increase the load speed of any site, sometimes even by 100 percent, based on the content. This tool is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to lower the overall load on the server and to boost the browsing speed for the site visitors. Whenever a visitor loads a page on a specific Internet site, the web browser request is processed by the web server and the requested data is delivered as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the pages that the site visitor browses and if any of them is loaded once again, it is fetched by Varnish and not by the server directly. The boost in the performance is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the browser requests considerably faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. If any data is updated in the meantime, the cached pages will also be updated the next time somebody attempts to open them.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

You can take advantage of Varnish’s potential and enhance your sites’ speed irrespective of the shared web hosting package that you have chosen and you can activate and set up the content caching platform with several clicks of the mouse using the simple-to-work-with GUI offered by our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be able to select two different things – how many sites will use the Varnish platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much data will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can use more instances and less memory and vice versa. In case you’ve got a lot of content on a particular Internet site and you attract a lot of website visitors, more memory will give you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish caching platform. Hepsia will provide you with easy one-click buttons for terminating or restarting any instance, for erasing the cache for any site and for seeing in-depth system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages come with Varnish by default, so you can take advantage of the web application accelerator tool and accelerate the speed of any site that you host on our platform. You will get 64 megabytes of memory particularly for the Varnish accelerator at no additional fee and you will be able to create an instance with no more than a couple of clicks of the mouse via the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated server packages. In case you want more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 MB in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be at your disposal instantly. You can also add more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can decide whether a lot of content will be cached for one site or whether the available memory will be used by several Internet sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will enable you to reboot or to terminate any instance, to check the system log file associated with it or to clear the cached content using one-click controls. To take full advantage of the Varnish accelerator, you can assign a dedicated IP address to the websites that will employ it.

Varnish in VPS Hosting

You can take advantage of Varnish with all our virtual private server packages at no extra fee, as the platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The only requirement is that the server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your sites with just a few mouse clicks. Each package features a different amount of system memory for content caching purposes, but you will have no less than several hundred megabytes, which is quite sufficient even for multiple frequently visited sites. Shortly after you activate the Varnish platform, it will begin caching the content that your site visitors browse, so you’ll notice the significantly better site load times and the reduced load on your Virtual Private Server very soon. Varnish will permit you to use a less costly Virtual Private Server, as you will not need that many resources to sustain the proper operation of your sites even if you manage large-sized websites with numerous visitors. Best results are accomplished if the Internet sites that use the Varnish platform use also a dedicated IP address.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

You can employ Varnish in order to accelerate the speed of any website that is hosted on a dedicated server from us if the Hepsia Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready to be used at no additional cost, but you’ll also have full control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-navigate GUI. It’ll take only one single click of the mouse to start or stop an instance or to clear the cached content for any website that’s using the Varnish platform and if you’re more practiced, you can also check the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 gigabytes of virtual memory for site content caching purposes, so even if you host multiple sites on your server and they all use the Varnish platform, the difference in their overall performance will be noticeable. You will simply have to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever content the visitors browse on their end. The platform performs best when the websites use a dedicated IP address, but since our servers include 3 charge-free IPs, you will have all that you need.