Varnish is a web 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 sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to reduce the overall server load and to accelerate the browsing speed for the website visitors. Whenever a visitor accesses a page on a given site, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested information is returned as a response. If Varnish is activated, it caches the pages that the website visitor opens and if any of them is accessed for a second time, it is served by Varnish and not by the server directly. The performance increase is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests tremendously quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. If any content is edited in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be updated the next time someone tries to access them.

Varnish in Shared Website Hosting

You can use Varnish’s full potential and boost the loading speed of your sites irrespective of the shared website hosting plan that you have selected and you can add and configure the platform with a couple of clicks using the easy-to-use GUI offered by our innovative Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you will be able to choose two separate things – how many Internet sites will use the Varnish platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much data will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 MB and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can use more instances and less memory and vice versa. In case you’ve got plenty of content on a specific website and you receive many site visitors, more system memory will give you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you easy one-click controls for turning off or rebooting any instance, for erasing the cache associated with any Internet site and for viewing in-depth system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer will allow you to employ Varnish as soon as your new semi-dedicated server account is active, since the caching platform is available by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the second your account is enabled, so you can make use of this load distribution software as soon as your website has been published online. If you’re in need of more system memory, you can get 32 MB at a time from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated server immediately. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not bound directly to the amount of system memory that you use, which suggests that you’ll have more freedom. The caching platform will greatly reduce the load on the semi-dedicated machine that your sites generate, so your visitors can enjoy fast-loading pages. You’ll be able to manage the Varnish caching platform with ease via the Control Panel using fast-access buttons. You’ll be able to start/remove any of the instances that you’ve got, to clear the cached files for any of your Internet sites or to see system logs.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you will get Varnish at no extra fee and you will exert full control over it via an extremely easy-to-use graphical interface – you’ll be able to start, to terminate or to reboot an instance, to see a comprehensive log, to clear the cached content associated with any website and much more. The Varnish caching platform will have several GB of memory at its disposal, so even if you run large-sized sites with an enormous number of visitors, you will notice the considerably better web page load speeds and the less load on your server. This will happen shortly after you begin using Varnish, as it will require some time to cache the content that users open. You can make the most of the platform’s capability in case the websites that are using it use also a dedicated IP address, but since your dedicated server comes with several IP addresses by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of your monthly fee for the server itself.