Varnish is a web accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, because it can increase the load speed of any website, sometimes even by 100%, based on the content. This tool is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to lower the overall server load and to accelerate the access speed for the site visitors. Every time a visitor loads a page on a given Internet site, the web browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested information is served as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the pages that the visitor opens and if any of them is loaded again, it is 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 considerably faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. If any data is updated in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be updated the next time someone attempts to access them.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

You can unleash Varnish’s potential and boost your sites’ speed regardless of the shared web hosting plan that you’ve picked and you can activate and set up the platform with a couple of clicks of the mouse from the simple-to-work-with graphical interface offered by our avant-garde Hepsia Control Panel. During the procedure, you will be able to choose two separate things – how many sites will use the Varnish caching platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 MB and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can order more instances with less memory and vice versa. If you’ve got a lot of content on a specific Internet site and you win numerous site visitors, more system memory will give you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the Varnish caching platform. Hepsia will offer you easy 1-click buttons for shutting down or restarting any instance, for deleting the cache associated with any Internet site and for seeing exhaustive logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated hosting service that we are offering will allow you to use Varnish as soon as your brand new semi-dedicated server account has been activated, as the content caching platform is offered by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the moment your account is enabled, so you can use this workload balancing software as soon as your website has been published to the web. In case you are in need of more system memory, you can add 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated machine immediately. You can also increase the number of the sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly tied to the amount of memory that you use, which means that you will enjoy more versatility. The Varnish caching platform will significantly lower the server load generated by your sites, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-loading web pages. You’ll be able to manage the Varnish caching platform with no effort from the Control Panel using fast-access controls. You will be able to start/terminate any of the instances that you’ve got, to clear the cached files for any of your websites or to see system logs.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can use Varnish with each of our VPS server packages at no extra charge, as the caching platform is pre-installed and is included by default. The one and only precondition is that the virtual machine must come with the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you will be able to activate Varnish for any of your sites with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. Each plan offers a different amount of system memory for data caching purposes, but you will get at least several hundred MB, which is sufficient enough even for several large-size Internet sites. Soon after you activate Varnish, it’ll begin caching the content that your site visitors open, so you will notice the tremendously faster webpage load times and the decreased load on your virtual machine very soon. The caching platform will permit you to use a less costly virtual server, since you won’t need that much power to sustain the proper operation of your Internet sites even if you run resource-requiring websites with a lot of visitors. Best results are achieved if the Internet sites which use the Varnish caching platform use also a dedicated IP address.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you need a powerful hosting solution and you order one of the Linux dedicated servers that we offer, you’ll be able to use the Varnish platform to improve the performance of your Internet sites at no extra fee as long as the dedicated machine is ordered with our innovative Hepsia Control Panel. Its intuitive graphical interface will allow you to keep track of system processes, to clear the cached contents or to reboot any instance with one single mouse click. The smallest amount of memory that the caching platform can use to cache site content is three gigabytes, which is more than enough for a large collection of resource-heavy Internet sites, so your server will be able to deal with a substantial system load while your Internet site visitors are having a seamless web browsing experience. Since your machine will include several different dedicated IP addresses, you’ll be able to make use of Varnish’s maximum capacity.