Varnish is a web application accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, because it can increase the speed of any site, at times even by one hundred percent, based on the content itself. This tool is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to lower the overall server load and to enhance the access speed for the site visitors. Anytime a visitor loads a page on a particular website, the web browser request is handled by the web server and the requested content is served as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the pages that the visitor browses and in case any of them is accessed once again, it is fetched by Varnish and not by the server directly. The performance improvement comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the browser requests substantially faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. In case any content is modified meanwhile, the cached pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody attempts to access them.

Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting

In case you host your websites in a cloud web hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to add Varnish with a few clicks via your Control Panel. The data caching platform is offered as an upgrade with all our web hosting plans and you can select how many sites will use it and the maximum amount of system memory that will be used 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 memory and they’re not directly linked to each other, so you can choose if you want plenty of memory for one single large-size website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can make use of the full potential of Varnish if the sites use a dedicated IP. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can effortlessly start/restart/cancel an instance, clear the cached files individually for each website that employs Varnish or check an exhaustive log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Varnish data caching platform is part of the default service set that you’ll obtain when you decide to host your websites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can activate it for any of your Internet sites via our avant-garde Hepsia Control Panel. The default amount of memory that Varnish can use to cache data is 64 MB, 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, i.e. the number of the websites that can use this platform at the same time. As these two things aren’t bound to each other, you can use several Internet sites with the default amount of memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for one single website. The Varnish platform performs best if you allocate a dedicated IP address to the sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will offer you a simple way of rebooting any instance. What’s more, you will be able to delete the cached content with just one click of the mouse.

Varnish in VPS Hosting

You can take advantage of Varnish with each of our virtual private server plans at no additional charge, as the data caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The one and only requirement is that the VPS server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you will be able to set up Varnish for any of your websites with only a couple of clicks. Each Virtual Private Server package offers a different amount of memory for content caching purposes, but you’ll get no less than several hundred megabytes, which is enough even for multiple resource-heavy Internet sites. Soon after you set up the Varnish platform, it will start caching the content that your visitors browse, so you’ll notice the much better website loading speeds and the less load on the Virtual Private Server in no time. The Varnish platform will allow you to use a less costly virtual machine, as you won’t require that much power to ensure the correct operation of your sites even if you manage resource-hungry websites with a lot of visitors. Optimum results are accomplished if the Internet sites which use the Varnish platform use also a dedicated IP address.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

If you want a more powerful web hosting solution and you acquire any of the Linux dedicated hosting services that we offer, you’ll be able to use the Varnish data caching platform to optimize the performance of your sites at no extra fee as long as the server is ordered with our leading-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its easy-to-work-with GUI will enable you to keep track of platform processes, to delete the cached files or to reboot any instance with one single click. The minimal amount of system memory that the Varnish caching platform can employ to cache content is three gigabytes, which is quite enough for a vast selection of resource-intensive websites, so your dedicated server will be able to handle a huge load while your Internet site visitors are enjoying a smooth web browsing experience. Since your dedicated server will include several different dedicated IP addresses, you’ll be able to use Varnish’s full capacity.