Varnish is a web accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, because it can increase the loading speed of any site, sometimes even by 100%, depending on the content. This tool is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to decrease the overall load on the physical server and to improve the browsing speed for the site visitors. Each time a visitor opens a page on a certain site, the web browser request is processed by the web server and the requested data is delivered as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the pages that the site visitor browses and if any of them is accessed once again, it’s fetched by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The improvement in the performance comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the browser requests significantly faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. In case any content is modified meanwhile, the cached web pages will also be updated the next time somebody attempts to access them.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

In case you host your websites in a cloud hosting account with our company, you will be able to add Varnish with a few clicks via your hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform comes as an optional upgrade with all our web hosting plans and you can choose the number of the sites that will use it and the total storage space that will be available for the cached data. The two features that can be upgraded in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the number of instances and the amount of memory and they’re not directly linked to each other, so you can choose whether you want plenty of memory for a single large-sized website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can make use of the full potential of the Varnish caching platform if the sites use a dedicated IP address. Using the Control Panel, you can swiftly start/restart/stop an instance, delete the cached files independently for each website which uses Varnish or check an exhaustive system log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Varnish platform is an essential part of the standard service set that you will get if you decide to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can set it up for any of your Internet sites via our innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache data is 64 megabytes, but if you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this amount from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the Internet sites that can use this platform simultaneously. As these two features are not tied to each other, you can use several websites with the default amount of memory or you can order more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for one single website. The Varnish caching platform works best if you get a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will offer you an easy means of restarting any instance. In addition, you will be able to delete the cached content with only one mouse click.

Varnish in VPS Hosting

The Varnish caching platform comes by default with each of the VPS hosting offered by us on the condition that the VPS is ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, so you can improve the overall performance of your sites with only a couple of clicks. The more powerful the package, the more system memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a lower-end package, the platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you have several different websites, you will notice an immense decrease in the server load and a tremendously faster page loading speed. The Varnish platform will need to work for a while while the users browse the website and as soon as the site content has been cached, you’ll perceive the results. One of the advantages of using Varnish is that a lower-end and less expensive Virtual Private Server plan will do the exact same job as a more pricey one without the platform, so not only will your sites perform much better, but you will also save a certain amount of cash.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

All Linux dedicated web hosting that are ordered with the in-house built Hepsia web hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you’ll get with the server. The Varnish caching platform can be configured and managed without any effort via the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with GUI and, with no more than one mouse click, you can check a detailed log, create or restart an instance, delete the cached content associated with any Internet site and much, much more. Soon after you enable Varnish for a certain domain or sub-domain, it will start caching the pages opened by the site visitors and as soon as it has cached enough content, you will perceive a tremendously faster website performance and a decreased load on your dedicated machine. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at 3 GB, you will be able to use the platform for workload distribution purposes even if you run multiple Internet sites on your server.