Varnish is a website accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, because it can increase the speed of any website, at times even by 100 percent, depending on the content. This tool is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to reduce the overall load on the physical machine and to increase the browsing speed for the site visitors. Every time a visitor opens a page on a specific website, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested data is sent as a reply. If Varnish is activated, it caches the web pages that the website visitor browses and if any of them is accessed once more, it is served by Varnish and not by the server directly. The increase in the overall performance is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests considerably quicker than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. In case any data is changed in the meantime, the cached webpages will also be updated the next time someone accesses them.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with all our cloud hosting. You can add it to your account from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared web hosting packages and you’ll get a truly simple-to-work-with graphical interface, which will give you complete control over the data caching platform. Using 1-click quick-access controls, you can reboot or disable any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be enabled for a particular website. You can also check an in-depth log file or clear the cache associated with any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your hosting package, you will be able to select the total amount of system memory that will be at your disposal for caching purposes and the number of the sites that will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for optimum performance, you can assign a dedicated IP address to the sites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to get the most out of your sites and to have lots of gratified website visitors.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated servers include Varnish by default, so you can take advantage of the web app accelerator and improve the load speed of any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You will get 64 MB of system memory particularly for Varnish at no extra charge and you’ll be able to add an instance with no more than a few mouse clicks via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated plans. In case you need more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be available to you straight away. You can also add more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can choose whether a lot of data will be cached for a single site or whether the memory will be utilized by several sites. Hepsia will enable you to reboot or to terminate any instance, to view the system log associated with it or to delete the cached data using 1-click controls. To get the most out of the Varnish accelerator, you can allocate a dedicated IP to the websites that will employ it.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can employ Varnish in order to increase the speed of any website that is hosted on a dedicated server with our company when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on the machine. Not only will you get the platform ready to be used at no additional fee, but you’ll also exert full control over it through Hepsia’s easy-to-use interface. It’ll take only a click to start or deactivate an instance or to delete the cached content for any Internet site that’s using the Varnish platform and if you are more advanced, you can also view the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 GB of virtual memory for site content caching purposes, so even if you host a lot of Internet sites on your dedicated server and they all use the platform, the improvement in their performance will be visible. You will simply have to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever webpages the visitors load on their end. The platform works best when the Internet sites use a dedicated IP, but since our dedicated servers include three cost-free IP addresses, you’ll have all that you need.