Varnish is a web application accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, as it can increase the speed of any site, sometimes even by 100 percent, based on the content. This tool is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to reduce the overall server load and to increase the browsing speed for the website visitors. Anytime a visitor accesses a page on a specific Internet site, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested content is served as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the web pages that the website visitor opens and in case any of them is loaded for a second time, 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 web requests tremendously quicker than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. In case any data is edited in the meantime, the cached webpages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody attempts to access them.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

You can use Varnish’s potential and speed up your websites irrespective of the shared web hosting package that you’ve picked and you can activate and set up the data caching platform with a couple of clicks of the mouse from the easy-to-work-with GUI offered by our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be able to select two separate 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 system memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can order more instances and less memory and vice versa. If you’ve got a lot of content on a given site and you receive plenty of site visitors, more system memory will give you a better result. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use Varnish. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you simple one-click buttons for shutting down or rebooting any instance, for deleting the cache for each website and for viewing in-depth logs.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can use Varnish with all our VPS server packages at no additional charge, as the caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The sole requirement is that the server must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you’ll be able to activate Varnish for any of your sites with just a couple of clicks. Each plan includes a different amount of memory for content caching purposes, but you will have minimum several hundred MB, which is sufficient enough even for multiple resource-requiring websites. Shortly after you activate Varnish, it’ll start caching the content that your site visitors request, so you will notice the substantially better website load speeds and the less load on your server in no time. The Varnish platform will allow you to use a less pricey virtual server, since you will not need that much power to warrant the uninterrupted operation of your sites even if you have resource-hungry Internet sites with many visitors. Optimum results are accomplished if the Internet sites that use Varnish use also a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you need the most powerful website hosting solution and you acquire one of the dedicated servers offered by our company, you will be able to use the Varnish data caching platform to boost the work of your websites at no additional charge on the condition that the dedicated machine is ordered with our next-generation Hepsia Control Panel. Its easy-to-use GUI will allow you to keep track of system processes, to clear the cached content or to reboot any instance with one mouse click. The minimal amount of memory that the platform can use to cache content is three gigabytes, which is quite enough for a huge number of heavy Internet sites, so your server will be able to handle a tremendous load while your visitors are having a seamless browsing experience. Since your server will come with several dedicated IPs, you will be able to make use of Varnish’s maximum capacity.