Varnish is a web accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, because it can increase the load speed of any Internet site, sometimes even by 100%, based on the content. This tool is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to reduce the overall server load and to enhance the browsing speed for the website visitors. Whenever a visitor loads a page on a particular Internet site, the web browser request is processed by the web server and the requested content is delivered as a response. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the web pages that the website visitor browses and if any of them is opened for a second time, it is delivered by Varnish and not by the server directly. The performance improvement comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the browser requests considerably faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. In case any data is modified in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be updated the next time someone opens them.

Varnish in Website Hosting

In case you host your Internet sites in a website hosting account with us, you’ll be able to activate Varnish with a couple of clicks through your Control Panel. The data caching platform is offered as an upgrade with all our shared hosting packages and you can select the number of the websites that will use it and the total storage space that will be available for the cached data. The two upgradeable features in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the amount of memory and the number of instances and they’re not directly tied to each other, so you can choose if you need lots of memory for one large website or less memory for several smaller ones. You can use the full potential of the Varnish platform in case the sites use a dedicated IP. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can swiftly start/reboot/shut down an instance, delete the cached contents independently for each website that uses Varnish or see an in-depth system log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Varnish data caching platform is part of the basic set of services that you’ll obtain if you decide to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can set it up for any of your Internet sites through our next-gen Hepsia Control Panel. The default amount of memory that Varnish can use to cache data is 64 MB, but in case you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this amount 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 platform at the same time. Since these two features aren’t bound to each other, you can use a couple of websites with the default memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for a single Internet site. The Varnish caching platform performs best when you set a dedicated IP for the sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will provide you with an easy means of restarting any instance. On top of that, you’ll be able to delete the cached content with just one click of the mouse.

Varnish in VPS Hosting

We provide Varnish with all of the Hepsia-equipped Linux VPS hosting, so if you buy a VPS with this hosting Control Panel, you will be able to take full advantage of the caching platform at no extra charge. The Varnish platform can utilize different amounts of memory for content caching purposes depending on the very Virtual Private Server plan that you have picked during the VPS order process, but nevertheless, this amount will not be less than several hundred megabytes. This is quite enough to enhance the performance of several traffic-hungry sites, so the faster site browsing speeds and the decreased load will be noticeable. The effect may not be distinguishable right away, since Varnish will require some time to cache the site content that visitors browse, but shortly after you enable it, you will perceive its full potential. This caching platform will allow you to use a lower-end VPS and to give less money to get the exact same performance you would get with a higher-end virtual machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

If you want a powerful website hosting solution and you obtain one of the Linux dedicated hosting services offered by our company, you can use the Varnish content caching platform to optimize the overall performance of your websites at no additional cost on the condition that the dedicated machine is ordered with our avant-garde Hepsia Control Panel. Its user-friendly interface will enable you to monitor system processes, to clear the cached data or to reboot any instance with one click of the mouse. The minimal amount of system memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache site content is 3 GB, which is quite enough for a huge selection of repeatedly visited websites, so your dedicated server will be able to handle an immense load while your site visitors are enjoying a seamless browsing experience. Since your machine will include several dedicated IP addresses, you’ll be able to use Varnish’s full capacity.