Varnish is a website accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, because it can increase the speed of any website, at times even by 100%, based on the content itself. This tool is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to reduce the overall load on the physical machine and to accelerate the access speed for the website visitors. Anytime a visitor accesses a page on a certain website, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested information is delivered as a response. If Varnish is activated, it caches the web pages that the website visitor opens and in case any of them is opened once again, it’s served by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The performance improvement comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests substantially quicker than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. If any content is updated meanwhile, the cached pages will also be updated the next time somebody attempts to open them.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

You can take advantage of Varnish’s full potential and enhance the speed of your sites regardless of the cloud hosting package that you have chosen and you can enable and set up the platform with a couple of mouse clicks through the user-friendly GUI offered by our next-generation Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you will be able to select two separate things – how many sites will use the Varnish platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can order more instances and less memory and vice versa. In case you’ve got a lot of content on a given website and you receive lots of website visitors, more memory will give you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the Varnish platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with easy 1-click buttons for deactivating or rebooting any instance, for deleting the cache associated with each Internet site and for seeing detailed system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish is a feature, which is offered as standard with all Linux semi-dedicated plans that we are offering and you can use it for load distribution purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The data caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can use it with any Internet site that you host in the semi-dedicated server account. In case you need more than that, you can increase the memory allowance. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 MB in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The same Upgrades section will enable you to add more instances as well, in case you want to use Varnish with multiple sites. The two upgrades can be added separately – you can cache the content of a single regularly visited site or run several sites with the default memory allowance. You can get the most out of the Varnish platform in case you’ve got a dedicated IP and you can get one with your semi-dedicated server plan as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will grant you full control over the platform and, with no more than one single click of the mouse, you will be able to delete the cached data, to see a log file or to restart an instance.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can use Varnish with all our VPS server plans at no extra cost, since the caching platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The one and only prerequisite is that the VPS server must come with the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you will be able to set up Varnish for any of your sites with just a few mouse clicks. Each VPS package comes with a different amount of memory for data 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 Varnish, it’ll begin caching the content that your site visitors browse, so you will notice the significantly faster web page load speeds and the lowered load in no time. The Varnish platform will allow you to use a less expensive VPS server, as you won’t need that much power to sustain the proper operation of your sites even if you have resource-requiring sites with a lot of visitors. Optimal results are accomplished if the Internet sites which use the Varnish platform use also a dedicated IP address.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you want a powerful web hosting solution and you order one of the Linux dedicated web hosting plans offered by our company, you will be able to use the Varnish platform to enhance the work of your Internet sites at no extra cost as long as the dedicated machine is ordered with our innovative Hepsia Control Panel. Its easy-to-use GUI will enable you to monitor platform processes, to clear the cached data or to reboot any instance with a click. The minimum amount of memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache content is three gigabytes, which is more than enough for an immense number of resource-intensive Internet sites, so your server will be able to handle a huge load while your site visitors are enjoying a seamless web browsing experience. Since your server will come with a number of dedicated IPs, you’ll be able to make use of Varnish’s maximum potential.