Varnish is a website accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, because it can increase the loading speed of any Internet site, sometimes even by one hundred percent, depending on the content. This tool is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to decrease the overall load on the server and to increase the access speed for the site visitors. Whenever a visitor accesses a page on a particular site, the web browser request is handled by the web server and the requested data is served as a reply. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the web pages that the site visitor opens and in case any of them is loaded for a second time, it is served by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The performance increase is due to 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 meanwhile, the cached web pages will also be updated the next time somebody tries to open them.

Varnish in Shared Website Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with all our shared website hosting plans. You can add it to your web hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is available with all shared hosting packages and you’ll get a truly easy-to-use graphical interface, which will give you full control over the content caching system. Using one-click quick-access controls, you can restart or disable any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be enabled for a particular Internet site. You can also view a detailed log or clear the cache for any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your shared hosting package, you’ll be able to select the maximum amount of memory that will be available to you for caching purposes and how many websites will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for optimal performance, you can assign a dedicated IP to the websites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to get the most out of your websites and to have numerous gratified site visitors.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated hosting plans that we’re offering will allow you to employ Varnish as soon as your brand new semi-dedicated server account has been created, since the data caching platform is offered by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the moment your account is enabled, so you can use this workload distribution software as soon as your site has been published on the Internet. In case you are in need of more memory, you can add 32 MB at a time from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated machine straight away. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not linked directly to the amount of memory that you use, which suggests that you will have more freedom. The platform will seriously reduce the load on the machine caused by your websites, so your site visitors can enjoy fast-loading pages. You will be able to manage Varnish with no effort via your Control Panel using fast-access controls. You will be able to start/shut down any of the instances that you’ve got, to delete the cached files associated with any of your sites or to see system logs.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will get the Varnish content caching platform at no additional fee and you’ll have full control over it via a really easy-to-navigate GUI – you’ll be able to start, to disable or to restart an instance, to see a detailed log, to clear the cache for any website and much, much more. The Varnish platform will have several gigabytes of system memory at its disposal, so even if you run busy websites with a huge number of visitors, you’ll notice the substantially better page loading speeds and the decreased load on the dedicated server. This will become a fact shortly after you start using Varnish, as it will require some time to cache the pages that visitors access. You can make the most of the platform’s potential if the Internet sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP, but considering the fact that your server comes with a couple of IPs by default, you will not have to pay anything on top of your monthly charge for the machine itself.