Varnish is a web accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, because it can increase the loading speed of any website, at times even by 100%, based on the content itself. This tool is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to lower the overall load on the physical server and to enhance the browsing speed for the site visitors. Every time a visitor accesses a page on a particular website, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested info is sent as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the pages that the visitor opens and in case any of them is loaded once again, it is served by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The performance boost is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests substantially quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. If any data is modified in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone accesses them.

Varnish in Shared Website Hosting

You can take advantage of Varnish’s full potential and enhance the speed of your sites irrespective of the shared website hosting plan that you’ve picked and you can activate and set up the platform with several mouse clicks from the user-friendly graphical interface offered by our innovative Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you will be able to choose two different things – how many sites will use the Varnish caching platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 MB and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can use more instances and less memory and vice versa. If you have plenty of content on a given site and you receive a lot of visitors, more memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish caching platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you easy 1-click buttons for disabling or rebooting any instance, for erasing the cache associated with any Internet site and for checking detailed logs.

Varnish in VPS

You can take full advantage of the load balancing potential of Varnish with all our VPS packages when you choose Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel. The Varnish platform is available by default and the amount of system memory that it’ll be able to utilize to cache your website content depends on the specific Virtual Private Server package that you have chosen, but even with the less powerful packages, 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 enhance the work of multiple websites. It’ll take some time for you to observe the results, as Varnish caches the content that site visitors open, but after that you’ll notice the considerably reduced server load and the accelerated website loading speed. Varnish will allow you to use a lower-end Virtual Private Server package for sites that would typically need a more pricey hosting service.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

You can use Varnish in order to enhance the loading speed of any site that is hosted on a dedicated server with us if the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the caching platform ready for use at no extra cost, but you will also have full control over it via Hepsia’s simple-to-use GUI. It’ll take only one single click to start or discontinue an instance or to delete the cache for any site that’s using the Varnish platform and in case you’re more experienced, you can also view the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 gigabytes of system memory for web content caching purposes, so even if you run multiple sites on your server and they all use the platform, the improvement in their performance will be detectable. You will only need to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever pages the visitors access on their end. The platform works best when the Internet sites use a dedicated IP address, but since our dedicated servers come with 3 free IPs, you will have all that you need.