Varnish is a web accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, because it can increase the speed of any site, at times even by 100 percent, depending on the content. This tool is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to lower the overall load on the server and to accelerate the access speed for the site visitors. Each time a visitor loads a page on a certain site, the web browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested info is sent as a response. If Varnish is activated, it caches the web pages that the site visitor browses and if any of them is loaded again, it is served by Varnish and not by the server directly. The increase in the overall performance comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests considerably faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. In case any data is updated in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone tries to open them.

Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each of our cloud website hosting. You can add it to your hosting account through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with all shared packages and you will get an exceptionally easy-to-use GUI, which will give you complete control over the data caching platform. Using 1-click fast-access controls, you can restart or cancel any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer work for a given site. You can also see a detailed system log or clear the cache for any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your web hosting package, you will be able to choose the maximum amount of system memory that will be available to you for content caching purposes and the number of the sites that will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for optimal performance, you can set a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to take full advantage of your sites and to have plenty of satisfied website users.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The semi-dedicated services offered by us will allow you to employ Varnish once your brand new account has been set up, as the caching platform is available 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 workload distribution software once your site has been taken online. In case you’re in need of more memory, you can add 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated server straight away. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not linked directly to the amount of memory that you use, which goes to say that you’ll enjoy more freedom. The platform will significantly reduce the load on the semi-dedicated machine that your sites generate, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-opening web pages. You’ll be able to manage the Varnish platform without any effort via the Control Panel using fast-access controls. You’ll be able to start/shut down any of the instances that you’ve got, to clear the cached data associated with any of your sites or to view system log files.

Varnish in VPS

We provide Varnish with all Hepsia-equipped VPS services, so in case you get a server with this Control Panel, you will be able to take full advantage of the data caching platform at no extra charge. The Varnish platform can use different amounts of memory for caching purposes depending on the very package that you have selected during the signup procedure, but in any case, this amount will not be less than several hundred megabytes. This is quite enough to enhance the performance of a number of heavy sites, so the better page browsing speeds and the decreased load on your VPS server will be perceptible. The effect may not be distinguishable momentarily, as Varnish will need some time to cache the content that people browse, but shortly after you activate it, you’ll feel its full potential. This platform will permit you to use a less powerful VPS and to pay less money to get the same performance you’d get with a more powerful virtual machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

All dedicated hosting which are ordered with the in-house built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel feature Varnish, which is among the pre-installed software platforms that you’ll get with the machine. The Varnish caching platform can be set up and managed with ease via Hepsia’s easy-to-work-with graphical interface and, with no more than one mouse click, you can browse a comprehensive system log, add or restart an instance, delete the cached content for any website and much, much more. Shortly after you set up the Varnish platform for a given domain or sub-domain, it will begin caching the web pages accessed by the site visitors and as soon as it has cached enough content, you will observe a significantly faster website performance plus a decreased load on your dedicated machine. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the software platform for workload distribution purposes even if you run a large number of sites on your dedicated machine.