Varnish is a web app accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, as it can increase the load speed of any website, at times even by 100%, based on the content itself. 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 browsing speed for the website visitors. Each time a visitor loads a page on a specific site, the web browser request is handled by the web server and the requested info is sent as a reply. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the web pages that the website visitor opens and if any of them is opened again, it is delivered by Varnish and not by the server directly. The improvement in the overall performance comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests substantially faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the users. In case any content is updated in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody attempts to open them.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

If you host your Internet sites under a shared hosting account with us, you will be able to add Varnish with several clicks of the mouse via your hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform comes as an upgrade with all our shared web hosting packages and you can choose the number of the sites that will use it and the total amount of system memory that will be available for the cached data. The two upgradeable features in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the amount of memory and the number of instances and they aren’t linked directly to each other, so you can decide if you need plenty of memory for one single large-scale website or less memory for several smaller ones. You can use the full potential of the Varnish platform if the websites use a dedicated IP. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can swiftly start/reboot/shut down an instance, delete the cached files individually for each website that employs Varnish or check a detailed log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated hosting offered by us will permit you to employ Varnish as soon as your new semi-dedicated account has been opened, as the content caching platform comes by default. 64 MB of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the moment your account is activated, so you can use this load distribution software as soon as your site has been published to the web. In case you’re in need of more system memory, you can get 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated server instantly. 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 means that you’ll enjoy more flexibility. The Varnish platform will noticeably lower the load that your websites produce, so your site visitors can enjoy fast-opening web pages. You’ll be able to manage Varnish without effort via your Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access buttons. You will be able to start/delete any of the instances that you’ve got, to delete the cached data for any of your Internet sites or to see system log files.

Varnish in VPS

We offer Varnish with all Hepsia-equipped Linux VPS, so in case you obtain a server with this web hosting Control Panel, you will be able to make use of the caching platform at no additional cost. Varnish can use different amounts of memory for data caching purposes based on the very Virtual Private Server plan that you’ve picked during the registration process, but at any rate, this amount won’t be less than several hundred megabytes. This is more than enough to improve the performance of a number of popular Internet sites, so the better page load speeds and the lowered load will be perceptible. The effect may not be distinguishable instantly, since the Varnish platform will need a certain amount of time to cache the content that users open, but shortly after you set it up, you will feel its full capacity. This caching platform will permit you to use a less powerful Virtual Private Server and to pay less money to get the exact same performance you’d get with a more powerful virtual machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

When you need a powerful website hosting solution and you purchase any of the Linux dedicated hosting that we offer, you will be able to use the Varnish content caching platform to optimize the overall performance of your sites at no additional cost as long as the dedicated server is ordered with our advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its simple-to-navigate graphical interface will allow you to monitor system processes, to delete the cached contents or to reboot any instance with one mouse click. The minimal amount of system memory that the caching platform can use to cache website content is three gigabytes, which is more than enough for an immense selection of repeatedly visited websites, so your server will be able to cope with a huge load while your website visitors are enjoying a smooth browsing experience. Since your dedicated server will include a number of dedicated IP addresses, you’ll be able to use Varnish’s full potential.