Varnish is a web accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, because it can increase the loading speed of any site, sometimes even by 100 percent, depending on the content itself. This tool is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to lower the overall server load and to improve the access speed for the site visitors. Anytime a visitor accesses a page on a given website, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested content is returned as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the pages that the website visitor browses and in case any of them is loaded again, it’s fetched by Varnish and not by the server directly. The performance increase is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the browser requests considerably faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. In case any content is changed in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be updated the next time somebody attempts to access them.

Varnish in Website Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with all our Linux website hosting packages. You can add it to your account from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is available with all shared hosting packages and you will get a really user-friendly interface, which will give you full control over the caching system. Using 1-click quick-access buttons, you can restart or terminate any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer work for a particular website. You can also see an exhaustive log or clear the cache associated with any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your shared hosting plan, you will be able to select the total amount of memory that will be available to you for content caching purposes and the number of the sites that will use Varnish. You can always add more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for optimal performance, you can allocate a dedicated IP address to the websites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to get the most out of your sites and to have plenty of pleased site visitors.

Varnish in VPS Hosting

You can use the load balancing capabilities of Varnish with all our Linux VPS hosting packages when you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The Varnish platform is offered by default and the memory that it will be able to use to cache your website content depends on the given VPS package that you have chosen, but even with the lower-end plans, you will have no less than several hundred MB of system memory at your disposal solely for content caching purposes. This amount is enough to optimize the work of numerous websites. It will take some time for you to distinguish the results, since Varnish caches the content that site visitors browse, but shortly after that you’ll notice the significantly less load on the VPS and the enhanced site loading speed. Varnish will permit you to make use of a less powerful Virtual Private Server package for Internet sites which would typically need a more pricey web hosting solution.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

You can employ Varnish in order to boost the load speed of any website that is hosted on a dedicated server with us if the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the content caching platform ready to be used at no extra fee, but you will also have total control over it via Hepsia’s easy-to-work-with interface. It will take just one click of the mouse to start or shut down an instance or to delete the cache for any Internet site that’s using the Varnish platform and in case you are more sophisticated, you can also browse the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 gigabytes of virtual memory for web content caching purposes, so even if you host plenty of sites on your server and they all use the Varnish platform, the difference in their performance will be evident. You’ll just have to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever web pages the website visitors browse on their end. The platform works best if the Internet sites use a dedicated IP address, but due to the fact that our dedicated servers include three cost-free IP addresses, you will have all that you need.