Varnish is a web app accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, because it can increase the load speed of any Internet site, at times even by 100%, based on the content itself. This tool is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to decrease the overall load on the physical machine and to improve the browsing speed for the website visitors. Every time a visitor loads a page on a certain Internet site, the browser request is processed by the web server and the requested information is delivered as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the pages that the visitor browses and if any of them is opened once more, it is served by Varnish and not by the server directly. The improvement in the performance comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests substantially quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. In case any content is modified in the meantime, the cached webpages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone opens them.

Varnish in Shared Website Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with all our Linux shared website hosting packages. You can add it to your hosting account from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared packages and you’ll get a really intuitive interface, which will grant you complete control over the caching platform. Using 1-click fast-access controls, you can reboot or delete any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer be enabled for a certain Internet site. You can also view a detailed log or clear the cache for any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your hosting package, you will be able to select the total amount of system memory that will be at your disposal for data caching purposes and how many websites will use Varnish. You can always add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for optimal performance, you can set a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use Varnish. This will permit you to get the most out of your Internet sites and to have lots of happy website users.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Varnish content caching platform is an essential part of the basic set of services that you will acquire if you choose to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can set it up for any of your websites via our innovative Hepsia Control Panel. The default amount of memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache content is 64 megabytes, but in case you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this memory from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the websites that can use this caching platform at the same time. Since these two features aren’t linked to each other, you can use several instances with the default amount of memory or you can order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for a single site. The Varnish platform performs best if you allocate a dedicated IP to the Internet sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with a simple means of restarting any instance. Also, you will be able to clear the cached data with just one single mouse click.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

You can use Varnish in order to increase the speed of any site that’s hosted on a dedicated server with us when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed on the machine. Not only will you get the platform ready for use at no additional fee, but you’ll also exert full control over it via Hepsia’s intuitive graphical interface. It will take just one mouse click to start or stop an instance or to delete the cached data associated with any website that’s using the Varnish platform and in case you are more trained, you can also view the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 GB of memory for website content caching purposes, so even if you run an enormous number of Internet sites on your dedicated server and they all use the platform, the improvement in their overall performance will be noticeable. You will just need to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever content the visitors access on their end. The platform works best if the Internet sites use a dedicated IP, but considering the fact that our servers include three free IP addresses, you will have all that you need.