Varnish is a web app accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, as it can increase the loading speed of any site, at times even by 100%, depending on the content. This tool is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to decrease the overall load on the physical machine and to improve the browsing speed for the site visitors. Anytime a visitor opens a page on a given website, the browser request is processed by the web server and the requested information is delivered as a response. If Varnish is activated, it caches the pages that the site visitor browses and if any of them is loaded once again, it’s delivered by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The performance improvement is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests tremendously quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. If any content is modified in the meantime, the cached webpages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody tries to access them.

Varnish in Hosting

You can make use of Varnish’s potential and boost the speed of your websites irrespective of the hosting package that you’ve selected and you can add and set up the platform with a couple of clicks of the mouse from the intuitive interface offered by our avant-garde Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be able to select two different things – how many websites will use Varnish, i.e. the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, in other words – 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 use more instances with less memory and vice versa. If you’ve got a lot of content on a specific website and you win many site visitors, more system memory will give you a better result. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the Varnish platform. Hepsia will provide you with easy one-click controls for deleting or rebooting any instance, for clearing the cache associated with each Internet site and for seeing elaborate system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Varnish caching platform is part of the default set of services that you will acquire if you decide to host your Internet sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can enable it for any of your Internet sites through our next-gen Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default amount of memory that Varnish can use to cache content is 64 megabytes, but if you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this amount of memory from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the websites that can use this caching platform at the same time. Since these two features are not linked to each other, you can use several Internet sites with the default memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for one single web site. Varnish works best when you assign a dedicated IP address to the websites that utilize its power. Hepsia will provide you with an easy way of restarting any instance. What’s more, you will be able to clear the cached data with only one click.

Varnish in VPS Web Hosting

The Varnish platform is included by default with each of the Linux VPS web hosting packages that we’re offering given that the VPS server is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can boost the performance of your sites with only a couple of clicks of the mouse. The more powerful the plan, the more memory Varnish will have at its disposal, but even with a low-end plan, the caching platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you manage several sites, you will notice a serious decrease in the server load and a significantly faster webpage load speed. The Varnish caching platform will need to work for a while while the visitors browse the pages and once the site content has been cached, you’ll distinguish the result. One of the advantages of using Varnish is that a less powerful and less costly VPS package will accomplish the exact same job as a more expensive one without the caching platform, so not only will your websites work better, but you’ll also save some cash.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

You can use Varnish to boost the loading speed of any website that’s hosted on a dedicated server from our company if the Hepsia Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready to be used at no extra charge, but you’ll also exert total control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-work-with interface. It’ll take only one click to start or shut down an instance or to clear the cached files for any Internet site that’s using the Varnish platform and in case you are more knowledgeable, you can also see the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 gigabytes of memory for data caching purposes, so even in case you host many Internet sites on your dedicated server and they all use the Varnish platform, the improvement in their overall performance will be perceivable. You’ll simply need to wait for a little while until Varnish caches whatever pages the website visitors access on their end. The platform works best when the sites use a dedicated IP address, but owing to the fact that our dedicated servers come with three free-of-charge IPs, you will have all that you need.