Varnish is a web application accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, as it can increase the load speed of any site, at times even by one hundred percent, based on the content. This tool is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to reduce the overall load on the physical machine and to accelerate the access speed for the website visitors. Each time a visitor accesses a page on a given site, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested data is delivered as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the pages that the visitor browses and if any of them is loaded for a second time, it’s delivered by Varnish and not by the server directly. The boost in the performance is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests tremendously faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. In case any content is edited meanwhile, the cached webpages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone attempts to access them.

Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with all our Linux cloud website hosting plans. You can add it to your account via the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with all shared web hosting packages and you’ll get a truly easy-to-use interface, which will give you complete control over the content caching platform. Using 1-click fast-access controls, you can reboot or delete any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer work for a given website. You can also check a comprehensive system log or clear the cache for any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your shared hosting package, you will be able to select the total amount of system memory that will be at your disposal for content caching purposes and the number of the websites 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 get the most out of your Internet sites and to have numerous pleased website users.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Linux semi-dedicated plans that we are offering will allow you to employ Varnish once your brand new semi-dedicated account has been activated, as the platform is offered by default. 64 MB of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the moment your account is activated, so you can use this workload balancing software once your website has been built. If you are 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 allocated to your semi-dedicated server in an instant. You can also increase the number of the websites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not bound directly to the amount of memory that you use, which suggests that you’ll have more versatility. The platform will greatly decrease the server load generated by your sites, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-loading web pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish platform with no effort from the Control Panel using fast-access buttons. You’ll be able to start/terminate any of the instances that you’ve got, to delete the cached content for any of your websites or to view system logs.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take advantage of Varnish with any of our VPS server packages at no additional fee, as the data caching platform is pre-installed and is included by default. The one and only requirement is that the virtual server must be ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you’ll be able to activate Varnish for any of your sites with only a couple of mouse clicks. Each plan offers a different amount of system memory for data caching purposes, but you will get minimum several hundred megabytes, which is quite sufficient even for several large-scale sites. Soon after you activate the Varnish platform, it will begin caching the content that your visitors access, so you will notice the tremendously better site load speeds and the decreased load on your Virtual Private Server very soon. The caching platform will permit you to use a less high-priced VPS server, as you will not require that many resources to warrant the proper operation of your sites even if you run large-scale sites with lots of visitors. Best results are accomplished if the Internet sites that use Varnish also use a dedicated IP address.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll acquire the Varnish platform at no extra charge and you will exert total control over it through a pretty easy-to-work-with interface – you will be able to start, to cancel or to restart an instance, to see an exhaustive system log, to delete the cached files for any website and much, much more. The Varnish platform will have several GB of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you have high-demand sites with lots of visitors, you’ll notice the significantly faster site load speeds and the lowered load on the machine. This will happen shortly after you begin using the Varnish platform, as it will need a certain amount of time to cache the site content that people browse. You can take full advantage of the platform’s potential in case the websites that are using it also use a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that your server comes with several IPs by default, you will not need to pay anything on top of your monthly fee for the server itself.