Varnish is a web application accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, because it can increase the loading speed of any website, at times even by 100%, based on the content itself. This tool is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to decrease the overall load on the physical machine and to enhance the browsing speed for the website visitors. Each time a visitor loads a page on a certain Internet site, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested data is returned as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the web pages that the visitor browses and in case 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 handles the web requests significantly quicker 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 somebody attempts to access them.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each Linux shared web hosting and if you want to use it, you can add it to your website hosting account via the Upgrades section in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one pertains to the number of the websites that you want to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 32 MB, displays the total amount of content that the content caching platform can store at any given time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-use GUI will enable you to turn off or to restart any instance, to check detailed system logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For maximum results, you can use a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your site will load considerably faster, which means more happy website visitors and potential clients.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting include Varnish by default, so you can take full advantage of the web application accelerator tool and improve the speed of 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 extra fee and you’ll be able to enable an instance with no more than a few clicks of the mouse via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated packages. If you need more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be available to you immediately. You can also order more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can choose if a lot of content will be cached for one site or if the memory will be utilized by multiple sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will enable you to reboot or to disable any instance, to view the system log file associated with it or to clear the cached content using one-click controls. To get the most out of the Varnish accelerator, you can allocate a dedicated IP address to the websites which will use it.

Varnish in VPS Web Hosting

We offer Varnish with all Hepsia-equipped Linux VPS web hosting, so if you get a VPS with this Control Panel, you’ll be able to make full use of the data caching platform at no extra fee. The Varnish platform can utilize different amounts of memory for caching purposes depending on the particular VPS package that you’ve chosen during the server order process, but at any rate, this amount will not be less than several hundred megabytes. This is more than enough to enhance the overall performance of a number of traffic-consuming sites, so the better web page load speeds and the decreased load on your virtual machine will be noticeable. The result may not be obvious right away, since the Varnish platform will require a certain amount of time to cache the content that users request, but shortly after you set it up, you will perceive its full potential. This platform will permit you to use a lower-end server and to give less cash to get the very same performance you’d get with a higher-end virtual machine without Varnish.