Varnish is a web accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, as it can increase the load speed of any Internet site, at times even by one hundred percent, depending on the content itself. This tool is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to reduce the overall server load and to increase the access speed for the site visitors. Every time a visitor accesses a page on a particular website, the web browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested content is delivered as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the web pages that the visitor opens and in case any of them is accessed again, it’s delivered by Varnish and not by the server directly. The performance boost is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests considerably faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the users. If any content is updated in the meantime, the cached webpages will also be updated the next time someone attempts to access them.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux shared web hosting and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your website hosting account through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two different things that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one pertains to the number of the websites that you would like to use Varnish for and the second one, which is available in increments of 32 MB, shows the total amount of data that the platform can cache at any given moment. The Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with interface will permit you to shut down or to restart any instance, to check exhaustive system logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just one click. For best results, you can use a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your website will load considerably faster, meaning more satisfied website visitors and prospective customers.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our Linux semi-dedicated servers include Varnish by default, so you can use the web app accelerator tool and boost the speed of any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You will get 64 megabytes of system memory exclusively for Varnish at no additional cost and you will be able to create an instance with no more than a few clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated server packages. In case you need more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be available to you immediately. You can also add more instances as an upgrade, so you can choose if a lot of data will be cached for a single website or whether the available memory will be used by several websites. Hepsia will allow you to restart or to deactivate any instance, to check the system log associated with it or to clear the cached files using one-click buttons. To get the most out of the Varnish accelerator, you can allocate a dedicated IP address to the sites which will use it.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take advantage of Varnish with all our VPS server plans at no extra charge, as the caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The only condition is that the VPS must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your sites with just a few clicks of the mouse. Each package comes with a different amount of memory for caching purposes, but you will get at least several hundred megabytes, which is enough even for several large-size websites. Shortly after you set up the Varnish platform, it’ll start caching the content that your website visitors access, so you will notice the tremendously faster site load speeds and the less load on your VPS server very soon. The Varnish platform will permit you to use a less pricey virtual server, since you will not require that many resources to warrant the uninterrupted operation of your websites even if you’ve got traffic-heavy sites with multiple visitors. Optimal results are accomplished if the Internet sites that use the Varnish platform also use a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can employ Varnish in order to optimize the speed of any site that is hosted on a dedicated server with our company if the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready for use at no additional charge, but you will also have complete control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-use graphical interface. It’ll take only one single click to start or remove an instance or to delete the cached files for any Internet site that is using Varnish and in case you’re more proficient, you can also view the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least three gigabytes of system memory for caching purposes, so even if you run an enormous number of Internet sites on your dedicated server and they all use the platform, the improvement in their overall performance will be visible. You’ll only have to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever content the visitors browse on their end. The platform works best when the Internet sites use a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that our servers include 3 free IP addresses, you will have all that you need.