Varnish is a web application accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of 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 referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to lower the overall load on the physical server and to enhance the browsing speed for the website visitors. Whenever a visitor opens a page on a particular site, the browser request is processed by the web server and the requested data is served as a reply. If Varnish is activated, it caches the web pages that the visitor browses and in case any of them is opened once again, it’s served by Varnish and not by the server directly. The increase in the performance comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests tremendously quicker than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. In case any data is updated in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone opens them.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

If you host your Internet sites under a cloud hosting account with us, you will be able to activate Varnish with several mouse clicks via your Control Panel. The data caching platform is offered as an upgrade with all our shared hosting plans and you can choose how many sites will use it and the maximum storage space that will be available for the cached content. The two features that can be upgraded in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the number of instances and the amount of memory and they’re not directly linked to each other, so you can choose if you need plenty of memory for one large-sized site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can unleash the full potential of Varnish in case the websites use a dedicated IP address. Using the Control Panel, you can effortlessly start/reboot/stop an instance, delete the cached content independently for each website which employs Varnish or check an exhaustive system log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages come with Varnish by default, so you can use the web app accelerator and optimize the load speed of any site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You’ll get 64 megabytes of system memory dedicated to Varnish at no extra fee and you’ll be able to enable an instance with no more than a few clicks via the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated plans. If you want more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 MB through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be available to you right away. You can also add more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can choose if lots of data will be cached for one site or if the memory will be utilized by different Internet sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to reboot or to stop any instance, to view the system log file associated with it or to delete the cached files using 1-click controls. To take full advantage of Varnish, you can assign a dedicated IP address to the Internet sites which will employ it.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

You can employ Varnish to optimize the speed of any website that’s hosted on a dedicated server from us if the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready for use at no extra fee, but you’ll also exert full control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-navigate graphical interface. It will take just one single mouse click to start or remove an instance or to delete the cached data associated with any website that is using the Varnish platform and if you are more competent, you can also see the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 gigabytes of system memory for content caching purposes, so even in case you host plenty of sites on your dedicated machine and they all use the caching platform, the improvement in their overall performance will be observable. You will simply need to wait for a little while until Varnish caches whatever pages the visitors load on their end. The Varnish platform performs best if the websites use a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that our dedicated servers include 3 free-of-cost IPs, you’ll have everything you need.