Varnish is a web application accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, because it can increase the loading speed of any website, sometimes even by one hundred percent, based on the content. This tool is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to decrease the overall load on the physical machine and to increase the browsing speed for the site visitors. Whenever a visitor loads a page on a specific site, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested data is returned as a response. If Varnish is activated, it caches the web pages that the visitor opens and if any of them is accessed once again, it is delivered by Varnish and not by the server directly. The performance boost comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests substantially faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the users. If any content is updated meanwhile, the cached webpages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody attempts to open them.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

You can unlock Varnish’s potential and accelerate your websites’ speed regardless of the shared web hosting plan that you’ve chosen and you can enable and set up the platform with a couple of clicks from the intuitive interface offered by our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the procedure, you’ll be able to select two different things – how many Internet 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 offered in increments of 32 MB and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can order more instances and less memory and the other way around. In case you’ve got plenty of content on a specific website and you gain lots of site visitors, more memory will give you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the Varnish platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with easy one-click buttons for discontinuing or rebooting any instance, for deleting the cache for each website and for seeing comprehensive logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Varnish content caching platform is part of the standard service set that you’ll obtain when you decide to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can set it up for any of your websites via our next-gen Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default amount of system memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache content is 64 megabytes, but if you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this memory from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the Internet sites that can use this caching platform simultaneously. Since these two things aren’t linked to each other, you can use a few Internet sites with the default memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for one single Internet site. The Varnish platform works best when you get a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will offer you an easy way of rebooting any instance. What’s more, you’ll be able to delete the cached files with just a click.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can use Varnish with each of our VPS server plans at no extra fee, since the data caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The one and only prerequisite is that the VPS server must be ordered with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, through which you’ll be able to activate Varnish for any of your Internet sites with just a few mouse clicks. Each Virtual Private Server package includes a different amount of system memory for caching purposes, but you’ll get minimum several hundred MB, which is enough even for multiple popular sites. Soon after you enable Varnish, it’ll start caching the content that your site visitors browse, so you’ll notice the significantly faster page load times and the reduced load on the virtual machine very soon. The platform will allow you to use a less pricey VPS server, as you will not need that much power to sustain the uninterrupted operation of your sites even if you own large-size websites with multiple visitors. Optimal results are achieved if the sites which use Varnish also use a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can use Varnish in order to improve the speed of any site that is hosted on a dedicated server with our company when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the platform ready for use at no additional cost, but you’ll also have total control over it through Hepsia’s simple-to-navigate graphical interface. It’ll take just one single click to start or cancel an instance or to delete the cached files associated with any Internet site that’s using the Varnish platform and in case you’re more experienced, you can also see the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 GB of memory for data caching purposes, so even in case you run a lot of websites on your dedicated server and they all use the Varnish caching platform, the difference in their overall performance will be perceivable. You’ll only have to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever web pages the website visitors load on their end. The platform works best when the Internet sites use a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that our dedicated servers come with 3 free IPs, you’ll have everything you need.