Varnish is a website accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, because it can increase the loading speed of any Internet site, at times even by 100 percent, based on the content itself. This tool is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to lower the overall load on the physical machine and to improve the browsing speed for the site visitors. Anytime a visitor accesses a page on a certain site, the web browser request is processed by the web server and the requested content is sent as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the web pages that the site visitor browses and if any of them is accessed again, it’s fetched by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The performance improvement comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests considerably faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. If any data is modified meanwhile, the cached pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody tries to access them.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each Linux shared plan and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your website hosting account via the Upgrades section in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There are two different features that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one depends on the number of the websites that you wish to use Varnish for and the second one, which is offered in increments of 32 megabytes, refers to the maximum amount of data that the platform can store at any given moment. Hepsia’s time and effort saving graphical interface will permit you to remove or to reboot any instance, to see in-depth system logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just click of the mouse. For optimal results, you can use a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your website will load significantly faster, meaning more happy website visitors and potential clients.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Linux semi-dedicated servers offered by us will allow you to use Varnish once your brand-new account has been created, as the data caching platform is offered by default. 64 MB of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the moment your account is activated, so you can take advantage of this workload balancing software as soon as your website has been launched online. If you’re in need of more memory, you can order 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated machine in a flash. You can also increase the number of the websites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not linked directly to the amount of system memory that you use, which goes to say that you’ll enjoy more freedom. The platform will substantially lower the load on the semi-dedicated machine that your sites cause, so your site visitors can enjoy fast-opening web pages. You’ll be able to manage the Varnish platform without any effort via the Control Panel using quick-access controls. You will be able to start/delete any of the instances that you have, to delete the cached data associated with any of your Internet sites or to see system log files.

Varnish in VPS Servers

We offer Varnish with all of the Hepsia-equipped VPS servers, so if you buy a VPS with this web hosting Control Panel, you’ll be able to use the data caching platform at no extra cost. The Varnish platform can utilize different amounts of system memory for data caching purposes based 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 boost the performance of several resource-requiring websites, so the faster website loading speeds and the less load on the virtual machine will be perceptible. The result may not be obvious right away, since the Varnish platform will need some time to cache the content that people browse, but shortly after you set it up, you will feel its full potential. This caching platform will allow you to use a lower-end server and to pay less money to get the exact same performance you’d get with a higher-end virtual machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All Linux dedicated web hosting plans which are ordered with the in-house developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel feature Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed platforms that you’ll get with the server. The Varnish data caching platform can be configured and administered with ease via Hepsia’s simple-to-work-with GUI and, with no more than one mouse click, you can see an elaborate system log, create or restart an instance, delete the cached content associated with any site and much, much more. Soon after you activate the Varnish platform for a specific domain or subdomain, it will start caching the webpages requested by your visitors and once it has cached enough web content, you’ll perceive a considerably faster site performance in addition to a decreased load on the machine. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the software platform for load balancing purposes even if you host many sites on the dedicated server.