Varnish is a web accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, because it can increase the loading speed of any site, at times even by 100 percent, based on the content itself. This tool is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to reduce the overall server load and to enhance the access speed for the site visitors. Each time a visitor opens a page on a specific Internet site, the web browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested info is returned as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the web pages that the site visitor opens and in case any of them is loaded for a second time, it is served by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The performance boost comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests substantially quicker than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. If any content is edited in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody accesses them.

Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux cloud website hosting and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your shared hosting account using the Upgrades section in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two different things that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one pertains to the number of the sites that you would like to employ Varnish for and the second one, which comes in increments of 32 megabytes, shows the total amount of data that the data caching platform can cache at any particular time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s user-friendly GUI will enable you to remove or to reboot any instance, to check detailed system logs or to clear the platform’s cache with just click of the mouse. For optimal results, you can employ a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will load tremendously faster, meaning more satisfied site users and prospective customers.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated servers include Varnish by default, so you can make full use of the accelerator and boost the speed of any site that you host on our platform. You’ll get 64 MB of system memory particularly for the Varnish accelerator at no additional cost and you will be able to enable an instance with no more than a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated plans. If you need more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be at your disposal immediately. You can also add more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can choose if plenty of content will be cached for one site or if the available memory will be utilized by several Internet sites. Hepsia will allow you to restart or to cancel any instance, to check the system log file associated with it or to delete the cached data using single-click controls. To take full advantage of the Varnish accelerator, you can allocate a dedicated IP address to the websites that will employ it.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take full advantage of the workload balancing capabilities of Varnish with each of our Linux VPS servers in case you select Hepsia as your Control Panel. The Varnish caching platform is offered by default and the amount of system memory that it’ll be able to utilize to cache the content of your sites depends upon the specific VPS plan that you have chosen, but even with the lower-end plans, you will have no less than several hundred MB of memory at your disposal exclusively for caching purposes. This amount is sufficient to boost the work of multiple Internet sites. It will take some time for you to notice the results, since Varnish caches the content that website visitors access, but soon thereafter you will notice the considerably decreased load on the virtual server and the enhanced Internet site browsing speed. Varnish will permit you to use a less powerful package for websites that would typically require a more expensive hosting service.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can employ Varnish in order to boost the speed of any site that is hosted on a dedicated server with our company if the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the caching platform ready to be used at no additional cost, but you’ll also have full control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with GUI. It will take only one click of the mouse to start or terminate an instance or to clear the cached content for any site that is using Varnish and if you’re more tech-savvy, you can also see the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 GB of virtual memory for site content caching purposes, so even in case you host lots of sites on your dedicated server and they all use the Varnish platform, the improvement in their overall performance will be apparent. You’ll simply need to wait for a little while until Varnish caches whatever webpages the site visitors browse on their end. The Varnish platform performs best when the Internet sites use a dedicated IP, but considering the fact that our dedicated servers include 3 charge-free IP addresses, you’ll have all that you need.