Varnish is a website accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, as it can increase the speed of any website, sometimes even by 100 percent, depending on the content. This tool is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to reduce the overall server load and to increase the browsing speed for the site visitors. Each time a visitor opens a page on a given website, the browser request is processed by the web server and the requested data is returned as a reply. If Varnish is activated, it caches the pages that the site visitor browses and in case any of them is accessed once more, it is delivered by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The boost in the overall performance comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests substantially faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the users. If any content is changed meanwhile, the cached webpages will also be updated the next time somebody attempts to open them.

Varnish in Web Hosting

You can use Varnish’s full potential and increase your sites’ speed regardless of the web hosting plan that you’ve picked and you can activate and configure the content caching platform with several mouse clicks via the easy-to-work-with interface offered by our avant-garde Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be able to choose two different things – how many Internet sites will use the Varnish platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 megabytes and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can order more instances with less memory and the other way around. In case you’ve got a lot of content on a specific Internet site and you draw plenty of website visitors, more memory will give you a better result. You may also consider using a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish caching platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you easy 1-click buttons for deactivating or rebooting any instance, for clearing the cache for any Internet site and for viewing exhaustive system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Varnish caching platform is included in the default set of services that you’ll receive in case you decide to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can set it up for any of your sites through our avant-garde Hepsia Control Panel. The default amount of system memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache data is 64 MB, but in case you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this amount of memory from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the websites that can use this platform simultaneously. Since these two features are not tied to each other, you can use a few instances with the default amount of memory or you can order more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for a single website. The Varnish platform performs best if you get a dedicated IP for the sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will provide you with a simple way of rebooting any instance. Furthermore, you’ll be able to clear the cached data with just a click.

Varnish in VPS Servers

We offer Varnish with all Hepsia-managed VPS web hosting plans, so if you buy a server with this web hosting Control Panel, you will be able to take advantage of the data caching platform at no additional cost. Varnish can utilize different amounts of system memory for data caching purposes depending on the particular plan that you’ve picked at signup, but at any rate, this amount won’t be less than several hundred megabytes. This is more than enough to boost the performance of a number of large-sized sites, so the better page loading speeds and the lowered load on your virtual server will be perceptible. The effect may not be distinguishable instantly, as Varnish will require some time to cache the website content that visitors request, but shortly after you set it up, you’ll witness its full capacity. This platform will permit you to use a less powerful server and to pay less money to get the same performance you would get with a more powerful machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

When you want a powerful web hosting solution and you get any of the dedicated servers that we offer, you will be able to use Varnish to optimize the performance of your websites at no extra charge as long as the dedicated server is ordered with our next-generation Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its easy-to-navigate GUI will permit you to keep track of platform processes, to delete the cached data or to restart any instance with one mouse click. The smallest amount of memory that the platform can employ to cache website content is 3 GB, which is quite enough for a huge selection of resource-demanding Internet sites, so your dedicated server will be able to handle an enormous system load while your visitors are having a seamless browsing experience. Since your dedicated server will come with several dedicated IP addresses, you will be able to use Varnish’s full capacity.