Varnish is a web accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, as it can increase the speed of any website, at times even by 100 percent, based on the content. This tool is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to reduce the overall load on the physical machine and to increase the access speed for the site visitors. Whenever a visitor opens a page on a given site, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested content is served as a reply. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the web pages that the website visitor browses and in case any of them is loaded again, it is fetched by Varnish and not by the server directly. The improvement in the overall performance is due to 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. If any content is edited in the meantime, the cached pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody attempts to open them.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

You can make use of Varnish’s potential and enhance your websites’ load speed regardless of the cloud hosting plan that you’ve chosen and you can activate and set up the platform with a couple of clicks of the mouse via the easy-to-work-with GUI offered by our leading-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be able to select two different things – how many websites will use the Varnish caching platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 MB and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can order more instances with less memory and vice versa. If you’ve got plenty of content on a specific Internet site and you win lots of website visitors, more system memory will give you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the Varnish caching platform. Hepsia will provide you with easy one-click buttons for terminating or rebooting any instance, for clearing the cache associated with any website and for checking detailed system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated packages that we are offering will allow you to use Varnish once your new semi-dedicated server account has been set up, as the content caching platform comes by default. 64 MB of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the moment your account is activated, so you can make use of this load distribution software as soon as you launch your site. In case you’re in need of more memory, you can add 32 MB at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated server momentarily. You can also increase the number of the sites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly bound to the amount of system memory that you use, which means that you will enjoy more versatility. The Varnish platform will noticeably lower the load on the server generated by your sites, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-opening web pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish caching platform effortlessly from the Hepsia Control Panel using fast-access controls. You’ll be able to start/stop any of the instances that you have, to clear the cached files for any of your websites or to see system logs.

Varnish in VPS

You can use the load balancing capabilities of Varnish with any of our Linux VPS packages when you select Hepsia as your Control Panel. The Varnish caching platform comes by default and the amount of memory that it’ll be able to utilize to cache the content of your sites is dependent upon the given plan that you have picked, but even with the lower-end plans, you’ll have at least several hundred megabytes of memory at your disposal only for caching purposes. This amount is sufficient enough to improve the work of multiple websites. It will take some time for you to notice the effects, since the Varnish platform caches the content that website visitors request, but after that you’ll notice the significantly less load on your server and the increased site loading speed. The Varnish platform will allow you to make use of a lower-end Virtual Private Server package for websites that would typically require a more pricey hosting service.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

All Linux dedicated servers hosting packages which are ordered with the custom-built Hepsia web hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is among the pre-installed software platforms that you will get with the machine. The Varnish data caching platform can be activated and administered effortlessly via the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-use GUI and, with no more than one single click, you can check an exhaustive log, add or reboot an instance, clear the cached data associated with any Internet site and much, much more. Shortly after you set up Varnish for a particular domain or sub-domain, it will begin caching the pages accessed by your visitors and as soon as it has cached enough content, you will perceive a tremendously better site performance as well as a lowered load on your dedicated server. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at 3 GB, you will be able to use the software platform for workload balancing purposes even if you host a vast number of sites on the dedicated machine.