Varnish is a website accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, because it can increase the load speed of any website, at times even by 100%, depending on the content itself. This tool is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to decrease the overall load on the server and to improve the browsing speed for the website visitors. Every time a visitor loads a page on a specific site, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested data is served as a reply. If Varnish is activated, it caches the pages that the visitor opens and if any of them is loaded once again, it’s fetched by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The boost in the overall performance comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the browser requests considerably faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. If any data is updated in the meantime, the cached webpages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone attempts to open them.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each of our cloud hosting. You can add it to your website hosting account via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared web hosting plans and you will get an amazingly easy-to-use GUI, which will grant you full control over the caching platform. Using 1-click fast-access buttons, you can restart or discontinue any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer be activated for a certain site. You can also see a comprehensive system log file or clear the cache associated with any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your web hosting plan, you’ll be able to select the maximum amount of system memory that will be at your disposal for content caching purposes and how many sites will use Varnish. You can always add more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for top performance, you can get a dedicated IP for the websites that will use Varnish. This will permit you to get the most out of your Internet sites and to have many satisfied users.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated servers include Varnish by default, so you can use the web application accelerator tool and enhance the speed of any site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You’ll get 64 MB of memory exclusively for Varnish at no extra fee and you will be able to activate an instance with no more than a couple of clicks of the mouse via the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated plans. If you need more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be at your disposal straight away. You can also add more instances as an upgrade, so you can choose if plenty of data will be cached for a single site or whether the memory will be utilized by different websites. Hepsia will allow you to restart or to discontinue any instance, to see the system log associated with it or to delete the cached data using single-click buttons. To take full advantage of Varnish, you can set a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use it.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can employ Varnish in order to optimize the speed of any site that’s hosted on a dedicated server from us if the Hepsia Control Panel is installed on the machine. Not only will you get the caching platform ready to be used at no extra fee, but you will also exert full control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-navigate graphical interface. It’ll take just one click of the mouse to start or deactivate an instance or to delete the cached files associated with any site that’s using the Varnish platform and in case you’re more proficient, you can also view the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 GB of system memory for data caching purposes, so even if you run numerous websites on your server and they all use the Varnish platform, the improvement in their performance will be obvious. You’ll simply have to wait for a little while until Varnish caches whatever webpages the website visitors access on their end. The platform works best if the sites use a dedicated IP address, but considering the fact that our dedicated servers include three cost-free IPs, you will have everything you need.