Varnish is a web application accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, because it can increase the speed of any website, at times even by 100%, based on the content. This tool is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to lower the overall load on the server and to boost the access speed for the website visitors. Whenever a visitor accesses a page on a specific Internet site, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested content is sent as a reply. If Varnish is activated, it caches the web pages that the site visitor browses and in case any of them is opened once again, it is delivered by Varnish and not by the server directly. The improvement in the overall performance comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests significantly quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. In case any data is updated in the meantime, the cached webpages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone attempts to open them.

Varnish in Shared Website Hosting

If you host your Internet sites in a shared website hosting account with our company, you will be able to add Varnish with several mouse clicks through your Control Panel. The content caching platform comes as an upgrade with all our packages and you can choose the number of the websites that will use it and the maximum storage space 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 amount of system memory and the number of instances and they are not linked directly to each other, so you can decide whether you need lots of memory for one single large-sized site or less memory for several smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of Varnish in case the sites use a dedicated IP. Using the Control Panel, you can effortlessly start/restart/deactivate an instance, delete the cached files independently for each site which employs Varnish or view a comprehensive log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Varnish is a feature, which comes by default with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages offered by us and you can use it for load distribution purposes. It is available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The Varnish data caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can use it with any website that you host in the semi-dedicated account. In case you are in need of more than that, you can increase the memory allowance. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 megabytes in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The very same section will allow you to add more instances too, in case you want to use the Varnish caching platform with more Internet sites. The two things can be added independently – you can cache the content of a single resource-intensive website or run a number of sites with the default memory allowance. You can get the most out of Varnish if you use a dedicated IP address and you can get one with your semi-dedicated plan as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you complete control over the platform and, with no more than a click, you’ll be able to delete the cached content, to see a log file or to reboot an instance.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

When you need the most powerful hosting solution and you buy any of the Linux dedicated servers hosting packages that we’re offering, you can use the Varnish content caching platform to enhance the work of your sites at no extra charge on the condition that the server is ordered with our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its easy-to-use graphical interface will allow you to keep track of system processes, to delete the cached contents or to restart any instance with a click. The smallest amount of system memory that the Varnish platform can employ to cache site content is 3 gigabytes, which is more than enough for a huge number of resource-consuming Internet sites, so your server will be able to cope with an enormous system load while your Internet site visitors are enjoying a smooth web browsing experience. Since your dedicated server will come with a number of dedicated IPs, you will be able to use Varnish’s full potential.