Varnish is a web application accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, as it can increase the load speed of any site, at times even by 100%, depending on the content. This tool is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to lower the overall server load and to accelerate the browsing speed for the website visitors. Anytime a visitor loads a page on a given website, the browser request is processed by the web server and the requested info is sent as a reply. If Varnish is activated, it caches the pages that the website visitor browses and if any of them is loaded again, it is served by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The improvement in the performance is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests considerably quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. In case any data is modified meanwhile, the cached pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone opens them.

Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each Linux cloud website hosting and if you want to use it, you can add it to your shared web hosting account using the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the sites that you wish to employ Varnish for and the second one, which is available in increments of 32 MB, shows the total amount of data that the data caching platform can store at any particular moment. Hepsia’s easy-to-use interface will allow you to shut down or to restart any instance, to check exhaustive logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just a click. For best results, you can use a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will load much faster, which means more pleased visitors and potential clients.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting include Varnish by default, so you can use the website accelerator and accelerate any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You’ll get 64 MB of system memory exclusively for the Varnish accelerator at no additional fee and you can add an instance with no more than a couple of mouse clicks via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated server packages. In case you need more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be at your disposal immediately. You can also add more instances as an upgrade, so you can decide whether lots of content will be cached for one site or if the available memory will be used by several websites. Hepsia will permit you to reboot or to disable any instance, to view the system log file for it or to clear the cached content using one-click buttons. To get the most out of Varnish, you can assign a dedicated IP to the websites that will employ it.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

All Linux dedicated hosting that are ordered with the custom Hepsia web hosting Control Panel feature Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed platforms that you will get with the server. The Varnish caching platform can be set up and administered without efforts via Hepsia’s easy-to-use GUI and, with no more than one mouse click, you can view an in-depth log, add or restart an instance, clear the cached files for any website and much, much more. Soon after you activate Varnish for a particular domain or subdomain, it will begin caching the webpages accessed by your site visitors and once it has cached enough web content, you will perceive a considerably faster site performance and a decreased load on the dedicated server. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at 3 GB, you will be able to use the software platform for workload distribution purposes even if you host a vast number of Internet sites on the machine.