Varnish is a website accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, because it can increase the load speed of any site, sometimes even by one hundred percent, based on the content. This tool is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to decrease the overall server load and to improve the browsing speed for the website visitors. Every time a visitor opens a page on a given site, the web browser request is processed by the web server and the requested information is delivered as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the pages that the site visitor browses and in case any of them is loaded once more, it’s served 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 significantly faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. If any content is changed in the meantime, the cached pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone opens them.

Varnish in Hosting

You can take advantage of Varnish’s full potential and enhance your sites’ load speed regardless of the hosting package that you’ve selected and you can enable and configure the data caching platform with several clicks from the easy-to-use GUI offered by our avant-garde Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be able to select two separate things – how many sites will use Varnish, in other words – the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 MB and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can add more instances with less memory and the other way around. In case you’ve got lots of content on a given Internet site and you receive lots of site visitors, more memory will give you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the Varnish caching platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you simple one-click buttons for terminating or restarting any instance, for erasing the cache for any Internet site and for checking in-depth logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we are offering will allow you to employ Varnish as soon as your brand-new account has been created, since the data caching platform comes by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the second your account is activated, so you can use this workload distribution software once your site has been launched. If you need more system memory, you can add 32 MB at a time from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated server instantly. You can also increase the number of the websites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly bound to the amount of memory that you use, which goes to say that you will have more freedom. The Varnish platform will seriously lower the load on the server that your sites generate, so your visitors can enjoy fast-opening web pages. You’ll be able to manage Varnish without efforts via your Hepsia Control Panel using fast-access controls. You’ll be able to start/delete any of the instances that you have, to clear the cache for any of your Internet sites or to see system log files.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will get the Varnish platform at no additional fee and you will exert complete control over it via an exceptionally simple-to-navigate interface – you’ll be able to start, to cancel or to restart an instance, to browse a comprehensive system log, to delete the cached files for any website and much more. Varnish will have several GB of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you host large-sized sites with lots of visitors, you’ll notice the tremendously better website load speeds and the reduced load. This will happen shortly after you begin using Varnish, as it will need some time to cache the website content that visitors request. You can make the most of the platform’s capabilities in case the Internet sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP address, but since your server includes a few IPs by default, you will not need to pay anything on top of your monthly charge for the machine itself.