Varnish is a website accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, because it can increase the loading speed of any site, sometimes even by one hundred percent, depending on the content itself. This tool is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to lower the overall load on the physical machine and to boost the access speed for the site visitors. Anytime a visitor opens a page on a certain Internet site, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested information is returned as a response. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the pages that the visitor browses and if any of them is opened once again, it’s fetched by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The increase in the 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 site visitors. If any content is changed in the meantime, the cached webpages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone accesses them.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux shared web hosting packages. You can add it to your account via the Hepsia Control Panel, which is available with all shared packages and you’ll get an exceptionally simple-to-work-with GUI, which will grant you full control over the caching platform. Using 1-click quick-access buttons, you can restart or discontinue any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer work for a certain website. You can also check an in-depth log or clear the cache for any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your shared hosting plan, you will be able to choose the total amount of system memory that will be at your disposal for caching purposes and how many websites will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for maximum performance, you can get a dedicated IP for the websites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to get the most out of your Internet sites and to have a lot of satisfied site visitors.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Varnish is a feature, which is included by default with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we are offering and you can use it for load distribution purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The Varnish caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can use it with any site that you host in the account. If you’re in need of more than that, you can increase the system memory quota. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 megabytes through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The exact same Upgrades section will permit you to activate more instances as well, if you would like to use the Varnish platform with more sites. The two upgrades can be ordered independently – you can cache the content of one single traffic-intensive site or run several Internet sites with the default memory allocation. You can take full advantage of the Varnish caching platform in case you’ve got a dedicated IP address and you can order one with your semi-dedicated server plan as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you complete control over the platform and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you will be able to clear the cached content, to see a system log file or to restart an instance.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

You can employ Varnish in order to improve the speed of any website that is hosted on a dedicated server with us when the Hepsia Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the platform ready for use at no additional charge, but you will also have full control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-navigate graphical interface. It will take just one single click to start or deactivate an instance or to delete the cache associated with any Internet site that’s using Varnish and if you are more trained, you can also browse the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 gigabytes of system memory for web content caching purposes, so even in case you run many Internet sites on your server and they all use the Varnish caching platform, the improvement in their overall performance will be observable. You will just have to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever content the visitors load on their end. The Varnish platform works best when the Internet sites use a dedicated IP address, but owing to the fact that our servers include 3 charge-free IP addresses, you will have all that you need.