Varnish is a web app accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, because it can increase the speed of any site, sometimes even by 100%, depending on the content itself. This tool is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to decrease the overall server load and to accelerate the browsing speed for the site visitors. Every time a visitor loads a page on a given website, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested information is delivered as a reply. If Varnish is activated, it caches the web pages that the visitor opens and in case any of them is accessed once more, it is fetched by Varnish and not by the server directly. The performance improvement is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests substantially faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. In case any data is changed in the meantime, the cached webpages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody attempts to access them.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with all our Linux cloud packages. You can add it to your web hosting account from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared packages and you’ll get a truly easy-to-use interface, which will give you complete control over the caching system. Using 1-click fast-access buttons, you can reboot or cancel any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be activated for a particular site. You can also see an in-depth log or erase the cache associated with any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your hosting plan, you’ll be able to choose the maximum amount of system memory that will be available to you for caching purposes and the number of the websites that will use Varnish. You can always add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for best performance, you can allocate a dedicated IP to the websites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to get the most out of your Internet sites and to have lots of happy website users.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we are offering will permit you to use Varnish once your brand new account has been created, since the data caching platform comes by default. 64 MB of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the moment your account is activated, so you can take advantage of this load distribution software once your website has been published to the web. In case you need more memory, you can get 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated server in an instant. You can also increase the number of the sites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly bound to the amount of system memory that you use, which means that you’ll have more freedom. The Varnish caching platform will significantly decrease the server load caused by your sites, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-opening pages. You will be able to manage Varnish with no effort from the Control Panel using fast-access controls. You’ll be able to start/delete any of the instances that you’ve got, to clear the cached files associated with any of your websites or to check system log files.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

You can use Varnish to improve the loading speed of any website that’s hosted on a dedicated server with our company if the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed on the machine. Not only will you get the platform ready for use at no additional cost, but you’ll also have total control over it via Hepsia’s easy-to-work-with interface. It’ll take just one single mouse click to start or delete an instance or to delete the cached content for any Internet site that’s using the Varnish platform and if you’re more tech-savvy, you can also check the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with at least three gigabytes of virtual memory for site content caching purposes, so even if you run an enormous number of sites on your server and they all use the Varnish platform, the improvement in their performance will be apparent. You will simply have to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever web pages the site visitors open on their end. The Varnish platform works best when the websites use a dedicated IP address, but due to the fact that our servers include three charge-free IP addresses, you will have everything you need.