Varnish is a web app accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, as it can increase the speed of any website, sometimes even by 100 percent, depending on the content itself. This tool is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to lower the overall load on the physical machine and to improve the browsing speed for the site visitors. Anytime a visitor accesses a page on a given website, the web browser request is handled by the web server and the requested data is sent as a response. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the web pages that the site visitor browses and in case any of them is opened for a second time, it is served by Varnish and not by the server directly. The increase in the performance comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests considerably quicker than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. If any content is changed in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be updated the next time somebody tries to access them.

Varnish in Shared Website Hosting

We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each shared website hosting and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your hosting account through the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two different features that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one depends on the number of the sites that you would like to use Varnish for and the second one, which is offered in increments of 32 MB, indicates the maximum amount of content that the content caching platform can store at any given time. Hepsia’s easy-to-work-with GUI will enable you to cancel or to restart any instance, to check exhaustive logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For optimal results, you can employ a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your website will open substantially faster, which means more satisfied site visitors and potential clients.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish is included as standard with all semi-dedicated servers offered by our company and you can use it for load balancing purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The data 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 the account. In case you’re in need of more than that, you can increase the memory allocation. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 megabytes through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The exact same section will enable you to create more instances too, if you’d like to use the Varnish platform with multiple Internet sites. The two upgrades can be added independently – you can cache the content of one single large-size Internet site or run several websites with the default memory quota. You can get the most out of the Varnish caching platform in case you use a dedicated IP and you can order one with your semi-dedicated server plan as well. Hepsia will give you complete control over the caching platform and, with no more than one single click of the mouse, you will be able to delete the cache, to see a system log file or to reboot an instance.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you want a powerful web hosting solution and you get one of the dedicated servers that we’re offering, you’ll be able to use the Varnish content caching platform to boost the overall performance of your websites at no extra fee on the condition that the dedicated server is ordered with our avant-garde Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its simple-to-use graphical interface will enable you to monitor platform processes, to clear the cached data or to reboot any instance with one mouse click. The minimum amount of memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache content is 3 gigabytes, which is more than enough for a huge selection of large-scale Internet sites, so your dedicated server will be able to handle an enormous load while your Internet site visitors are enjoying a smooth browsing experience. Since your machine will include several different dedicated IPs, you’ll be able to make use of Varnish’s maximum potential.