Varnish is a web accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, as it can increase the speed of any Internet site, at times even by 100 percent, depending on the content. This tool is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to reduce the overall load on the physical server and to accelerate the access speed for the website visitors. Anytime a visitor loads a page on a given Internet site, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested info is served as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the pages that the site visitor opens and if any of them is loaded again, it is fetched by Varnish and not by the server directly. The boost in the performance comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests significantly quicker than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. If any content is edited meanwhile, the cached webpages will also be updated the next time someone attempts to open them.

Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host your websites under a cloud web hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to add Varnish with a few clicks via your Control Panel. The caching platform is offered as an optional upgrade with all our shared web hosting plans and you can select how many websites will use it and the maximum amount of system memory that will be used for the cached content. The two features that can be upgraded in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the number of instances and the amount of memory and they are not tied directly to each other, so you can decide if you need lots of memory for one large-size website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can take advantage of the full potential of the Varnish caching platform if the websites use a dedicated IP. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can easily start/reboot/discontinue an instance, delete the cached contents individually for each website that employs Varnish or see a detailed log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Varnish data caching platform is included in the basic set of services that you’ll get if you decide to host your sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can enable it for any of your websites through our next-gen Hepsia Control Panel. The default memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache data is 64 MB, but if you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this amount from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the Internet sites that can use this caching platform simultaneously. As these two features aren’t linked to each other, you can use a couple of sites with the default amount of memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for one single Internet site. Varnish works best when you set a dedicated IP address for the sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with a simple means of rebooting any instance. On top of that, you will be able to delete the cached contents with just one mouse click.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

You can use Varnish to accelerate the speed of any site that is hosted on a dedicated server from us if the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on the machine. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready to be used at no additional charge, but you’ll also exert complete control over it through Hepsia’s simple-to-navigate graphical interface. It will take just one single click of the mouse to start or discontinue an instance or to delete the cached content for any website that is using Varnish and in case you are more competent, you can also see the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with no less than three gigabytes of memory for website content caching purposes, so even in case you host multiple Internet sites on your machine and they all use the caching platform, the difference in their overall performance will be perceivable. You will simply need to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever pages the visitors browse on their end. The Varnish platform works best if the websites use a dedicated IP address, but considering the fact that our dedicated servers come with three free-of-charge IP addresses, you will have all that you need.