Varnish is a website accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, as it can increase the speed of any site, sometimes even by one hundred percent, based on the content itself. This tool is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to lower the overall load on the physical machine and to accelerate the access speed for the website visitors. Each time a visitor accesses a page on a certain site, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested data is sent as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the web pages that the site visitor browses and in case any of them is opened for a second time, it’s fetched by Varnish and not by the server directly. The increase in the performance is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests significantly quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the users. In case any content is modified in the meantime, the cached pages will also be updated the next time someone attempts to access them.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux cloud hosting and if you want to use it, you can add it to your website hosting account through the Upgrades section in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that you would like to use Varnish for and the second one, which is available in increments of 32 megabytes, shows the maximum amount of content that the platform can cache at any given moment. Hepsia’s time and effort saving interface will allow you to stop or to restart any instance, to check detailed logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just a click. For best results, you can employ a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will load considerably faster, meaning more satisfied visitors and potential clients.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting come with Varnish by default, so you can use the web app accelerator tool and accelerate the load speed of any site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You’ll get 64 megabytes of system memory particularly for the Varnish accelerator at no additional cost and you can activate an instance with no more than a few mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated server packages. In case you want more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be at your disposal immediately. You can also add more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can choose whether a lot of content will be cached for one website or if the available memory will be utilized by several sites. Hepsia will enable you to restart or to remove any instance, to see the system log associated with it or to clear the cached files using single-click controls. To take full advantage of the Varnish accelerator, you can get a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use it.

Varnish in VPS

You can use Varnish with any of our virtual private server packages at no additional fee, since the content caching platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The sole condition is that the VPS must come with the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you’ll be able to activate Varnish for any of your sites with only a couple of mouse clicks. Each Virtual Private Server package includes a different amount of memory for caching purposes, but you’ll have no less than several hundred MB, which is quite sufficient even for several frequently visited sites. Shortly after you enable Varnish, it’ll begin caching the content that your visitors access, so you’ll notice the much better page load speeds and the reduced load on the server very soon. The Varnish platform will permit you to use a less costly Virtual Private Server, since you will not need that many resources to warrant the uninterrupted operation of your sites even if you have larger sites with a lot of visitors. Optimum results are accomplished if the websites that use the Varnish platform use also a dedicated IP address.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll acquire the Varnish data caching platform at no extra fee and you will exert total control over it through an extremely simple-to-use interface – you will be able to start, to terminate or to reboot an instance, to check a detailed system log, to delete the cached files for any website and much, much more. The Varnish platform will have several GB of system memory at its disposal, so even if you manage resource-hungry sites with lots of visitors, you’ll notice the significantly faster web page loading speeds and the reduced server load. This will become a fact soon after you begin using Varnish, since it will require a certain amount of time to cache the web pages that people browse. You can make the most of the platform’s potential if the sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP address, but owing to the fact that your dedicated server comes with a few IPs by default, you won’t need to pay anything on top of your monthly charge for the server itself.