Varnish is a web application accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, because it can increase the speed of any website, sometimes even by 100 percent, depending on the content. This tool is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to lower 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 particular site, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested info is sent as a reply. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the pages that the visitor opens and if any of them is opened again, it’s delivered by Varnish and not by the server directly. The boost in the overall performance is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests considerably quicker than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. In case any data is modified meanwhile, the cached webpages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody opens them.

Varnish in Hosting

If you host your websites in a hosting account with us, you will be able to activate Varnish with several clicks of the mouse from your Control Panel. The caching platform is available as an optional upgrade with all our web hosting packages and you can select the number of the sites that will use it and the total storage space that will be used for the cached content. The two features that can be upgraded in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the number of instances and the amount of system memory and they are not directly tied to each other, so you can choose whether you need plenty of memory for one single large-size site or less memory for several smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of the Varnish caching platform if the sites use a dedicated IP. With the hosting Control Panel, you can quickly start/restart/shut down an instance, clear the cached contents individually for each website which employs the Varnish platform or see an elaborate system log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Varnish is included as standard with all Linux semi-dedicated packages offered by our company and you can use it for workload distribution purposes. It is available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The Varnish caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can use it with any website that you host in your semi-dedicated server account. If you’re in need of more than that, you can increase the memory allocation. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 MB in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The exact same section will enable you to add more instances too, if you wish to use the Varnish caching platform with multiple sites. The two upgrades can be ordered separately – you can cache the content of one large Internet site or run a number of websites with the default memory. You can get the most out of the Varnish caching platform in case you have a dedicated IP and you can order one with your semi-dedicated package as well. Hepsia will give you full control over the caching platform and, with no more than one single mouse click, you will be able to clear the cached content, to check a system log file or to restart an instance.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

You can employ Varnish 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 the machine. Not only will you get the content caching platform ready for use at no additional charge, but you’ll also exert full control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with GUI. It’ll take only one single click of the mouse to start or delete an instance or to delete the cached content associated with any Internet site that is using the Varnish platform and if you’re more proficient, 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 in case you run lots of sites on your dedicated server and they all use the Varnish caching platform, the improvement in their overall performance will be obvious. You will simply have to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever pages the website visitors access on their end. The platform performs best if the Internet sites use a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that our servers come with three charge-free IPs, you will have all that you need.