Varnish is a web accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, because it can increase the loading speed of any site, at times even by 100%, depending on the content. This tool is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to reduce the overall load on the physical server and to enhance the access speed for the site visitors. Anytime a visitor opens a page on a given site, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested information is served as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the web pages that the visitor browses and if any of them is accessed once again, it’s fetched by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The performance boost comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the browser requests considerably faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the users. If any data is modified in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody attempts to access them.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each and every shared package and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your shared hosting account using the Upgrades section in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There are two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the sites that you want to employ Varnish for and the second one, which comes in increments of 32 megabytes, shows the maximum amount of content that the platform can store at any given moment. Hepsia’s easy-to-work-with interface will enable you to turn off or to reboot any instance, to see comprehensive system logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just click of the mouse. For optimal results, you can employ a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will load considerably faster, which means more pleased site users and potential clients.

Varnish in VPS Hosting

You can take advantage of Varnish with all our virtual private server packages at no additional charge, as the content caching platform is pre-installed and is available by default. The sole condition is that the virtual server must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you will be able to set up Varnish for any of your websites with just a few mouse clicks. Each package includes a different amount of system memory for content caching purposes, but you will get no less than several hundred MB, which is quite enough even for several resource-requiring sites. Shortly after you set up Varnish, it will start caching the content that your site visitors open, so you’ll notice the significantly faster webpage load times and the decreased load on your Virtual Private Server in no time. The caching platform will permit you to use a less expensive VPS, as you won’t need that much power to guarantee the correct operation of your sites even if you’ve got resource-intensive websites with a lot of visitors. Optimal results are accomplished if the websites which use the Varnish platform use also a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

All Linux dedicated web hosting which are ordered with the tailor-made Hepsia website hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed software platforms that you will get with the server. The Varnish caching platform can be activated and managed without efforts through Hepsia’s easy-to-work-with interface and, with no more than one mouse click, you can check an elaborate system log, add or reboot an instance, delete the cached data associated with any Internet site and much more. Shortly after you set up Varnish for a particular domain or sub-domain, it will begin caching the pages browsed by the site visitors and once it has cached enough web content, you’ll witness a substantially faster site performance in addition to a decreased load on your dedicated server. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the platform for workload balancing purposes even if you host a large number of Internet sites on the dedicated machine.