Varnish is a web app accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, because it can increase the loading speed of any Internet site, sometimes even by one hundred percent, based on the content itself. This tool is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to decrease the overall load on the physical server and to accelerate the access speed for the site visitors. Whenever a visitor accesses a page on a particular Internet site, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested data is sent as a reply. If Varnish is activated, it caches the web pages that the website visitor opens and in case any of them is loaded again, it’s served by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The increase in the overall performance is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the browser requests considerably quicker than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. In case any data is edited in the meantime, the cached pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone tries to access them.

Varnish in Website Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each of our website hosting plans. You can add it to your account through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared hosting plans and you’ll get a really simple-to-use GUI, which will grant you complete control over the content caching system. Using one-click quick-access controls, you can restart or delete any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer be activated for a specific Internet site. You can also view an exhaustive system log or delete the cache for any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your web hosting plan, you’ll be able to choose the total amount of memory that will be available to you for data caching purposes and how many websites will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for best performance, you can set a dedicated IP for the websites that will use Varnish. This will permit you to take full advantage of your sites and to have a lot of happy website users.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish is included as standard with all semi-dedicated plans that we’re offering and you can use it for load balancing purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The Varnish caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can use it with any Internet site that you host in your account. If you are in need of more than that, you can increase the memory allocation. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 MB through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The exact same Upgrades section will permit you to activate more instances as well, in case you want to use the Varnish caching platform with multiple sites. The two things can be added separately – you can cache the content of one single large-size site or use several websites with the default memory. You can get the most out of the Varnish caching platform if you have a dedicated IP address and you can get one with your semi-dedicated server plan as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you full control over the caching platform and, with no more than one single click, you will be able to delete the cached content, to view a system log or to restart an instance.

Varnish in VPS Servers

The Varnish data caching platform comes by default with all VPS plans that we offer on the condition that the server is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can optimize the overall performance of your websites with only a few clicks of the mouse. The more powerful the package, the more memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a lower-end package, the platform will be able to utilize several hundred megabytes, so even if you own a number of websites, you’ll notice an immense reduction in the server load and a much faster webpage loading speed. The platform will have to work for a while as the users navigate the website and as soon as the site content has been cached, you will distinguish the result. One of the pluses of using Varnish is that a less powerful and less high-priced plan will accomplish the very same job as a more high-priced one without the caching platform, so not only will your websites work substantially better, but you’ll also spare a certain amount of money.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll acquire the Varnish content caching platform at no extra charge and you will exert total control over it via an amazingly user-friendly GUI – you will be able to start, to delete or to reboot an instance, to check a comprehensive log, to clear the cached files associated with any site and much, much more. Varnish will have several gigabytes of system memory at its disposal, so even if you’ve got traffic-intensive Internet sites with an enormous number of visitors, you will notice the significantly faster website load speeds and the less load on your server. This will become a fact shortly after you begin using Varnish, since it will need some time to cache the web pages that users open. You can take full advantage of the platform’s capability if the websites that are using it also use a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that your server includes a few IP addresses by default, you will not have to pay anything on top of your monthly charge for the machine itself.