Varnish is a web app accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, because it can increase the loading speed of any Internet site, sometimes even by 100 percent, based on the content. This tool is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to lower the overall load on the physical machine and to increase the browsing speed for the site visitors. Anytime a visitor loads a page on a given site, the web browser request is processed by the web server and the requested info is delivered as a response. If Varnish is activated, it caches the web pages that the site visitor browses and in case any of them is opened once again, it’s delivered by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The increase in the performance comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests tremendously faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the users. If any data is edited meanwhile, the cached webpages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody opens them.

Varnish in Hosting

If you host your Internet sites under a hosting account with us, you will be able to activate Varnish with a couple of clicks of the mouse via your Control Panel. The data caching platform is available as an upgrade with all our shared packages and you can select how many sites will use it and the total amount of system memory that will be available for the cached content. The two upgradeable features in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the number of instances and the amount of system memory and they aren’t linked directly to each other, so you can choose if you want a lot of memory for a single large website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can unleash the full potential of the Varnish platform in case the websites use a dedicated IP. With the hosting Control Panel, you can easily start/restart/delete an instance, delete the cached content independently for each website which uses Varnish or check an in-depth system log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated servers that we are offering will allow you to use Varnish as soon as your brand new semi-dedicated account has been set up, as the data caching platform comes by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the moment your account is enabled, so you can make use of this load balancing software once your site has been launched. If you’re in need of more system memory, you can get 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated server right away. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not bound directly to the amount of memory that you use, which suggests that you will have more versatility. The platform will immensely decrease the load on the machine that your sites produce, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-opening web pages. You will be able to manage Varnish without effort through your Hepsia Control Panel using fast-access controls. You will be able to start/shut down any of the instances that you have, to delete the cache for any of your websites or to see system logs.

Varnish in VPS Servers

We provide Varnish with all Hepsia-equipped VPS servers, so in case you order a VPS with this Control Panel, you’ll be able to make use of the caching platform at no extra cost. The Varnish platform can use different amounts of system memory for data caching purposes based on the very Virtual Private Server plan that you have chosen at signup, but at any rate, this amount will not be less than several hundred MB. This is quite enough to improve the performance of several popular sites, so the faster page load speeds and the less load on your server will be discernible. The effect may not be apparent momentarily, since Varnish will require a certain amount of time to cache the content that people browse, but soon after you enable it, you will observe its full capacity. This caching platform will allow you to use a lower-end server and to give less money to get the same performance you would get with a higher-end virtual machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated servers which are ordered with the in-house built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed software platforms that you’ll get with the server. The Varnish caching platform can be activated and administered without any effort from Hepsia’s simple-to-navigate GUI and, with no more than one mouse click, you can view an exhaustive log, create or reboot an instance, clear the cached data associated with any site and much more. Soon after you set up the Varnish platform for a certain domain or subdomain, it will begin caching the webpages requested by your website visitors and as soon as it has cached enough content, you’ll witness a significantly faster website performance as well as a reduced load on the dedicated server. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you will be able to use the platform for load distribution purposes even if you run a huge number of websites on your dedicated server.