Varnish is a web accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, as it can increase the loading speed of any website, sometimes even by 100%, depending on the content. This tool is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to decrease the overall load on the physical machine and to improve the access speed for the site visitors. Each time a visitor loads a page on a specific site, the web browser request is handled by the web server and the requested info is returned as a reply. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the pages that the site visitor opens and in case any of them is loaded once more, it is served by Varnish and not by the server directly. The increase in the performance comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the browser requests substantially faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. If any data is changed in the meantime, the cached webpages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone attempts to open them.

Varnish in Hosting

You can make use of Varnish’s full potential and accelerate the load speed of your sites regardless of the hosting package that you have chosen and you can activate and set up the content caching platform with a few clicks of the mouse via the simple-to-use interface offered by our next-gen Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you will be able to choose two separate things – how many sites will use the Varnish platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much info will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can use more instances with less memory and vice versa. In case you have lots of content on a certain site and you attract a lot of site visitors, more system memory will give you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the Varnish platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with easy 1-click controls for switching off or restarting any instance, for clearing the cache for each site and for seeing in-depth logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Varnish caching platform is part of the default set of services that you’ll receive if you choose to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can enable it for any of your websites via our innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default amount of system memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache content is 64 megabytes, but if you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this memory from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the websites that can use this platform at the same time. As these two things aren’t bound to each other, you can use a few sites with the default amount of memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for one single Internet site. The Varnish platform performs best when you set a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with an easy means of restarting any instance. Furthermore, you will be able to delete the cached content with just one click of the mouse.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take full advantage of the workload balancing potential of Varnish with all our VPS service in case you pick Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel. The Varnish content caching platform comes by default and the system memory that it’ll be able to use to cache your website content depends upon the specific plan that you have picked, but even with the less powerful plans, you’ll have no less than several hundred MB of memory at your disposal exclusively for content caching purposes. This amount is sufficient to enhance the overall performance of multiple sites. It will take a little time for you to detect the effects, as the Varnish platform caches the content that visitors access, but soon after that you’ll notice the significantly decreased load on the VPS server and the enhanced website browsing speed. The Varnish platform will permit you to make use of a lower-end plan for Internet sites which would normally require a more high-priced web hosting solution.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can use Varnish in order to improve the speed of any website that is hosted on a dedicated server from our company when the Hepsia Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the platform ready for use at no extra charge, but you’ll also have total control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s intuitive interface. It’ll take only one mouse click to start or deactivate an instance or to clear the cached files for any Internet site that’s using Varnish and if you’re more tech-savvy, you can also view the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 gigabytes of system memory for content caching purposes, so even in case you run a vast number of websites on your server and they all use the platform, the improvement in their overall performance will be perceivable. You’ll just have to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever pages the visitors load on their end. The Varnish platform works best if the sites use a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that our servers come with 3 free IPs, you’ll have everything you need.