Varnish is a web application accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, because it can increase the load speed of any site, at times even by 100 percent, based on the content. This tool is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to lower the overall load on the physical server and to accelerate the access speed for the site visitors. Each time a visitor opens a page on a given Internet site, the web 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 if any of them is opened for a second time, it’s served by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The improvement in the performance comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests considerably faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. If any data is modified meanwhile, the cached pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone attempts to open them.

Varnish in Web Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each Linux web hosting and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your shared website hosting account through the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two different things that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the sites that you’d like to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 32 megabytes, indicates the total amount of content that the content caching platform can cache at any particular moment. Hepsia’s user-friendly graphical interface will enable you to delete or to restart any instance, to check comprehensive system logs or to clear the platform’s cache with just a click. For best results, you can employ a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your website will load substantially faster, meaning more pleased visitors and potential customers.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we’re offering will allow you to use Varnish as soon as your brand-new semi-dedicated account has been created, as the content caching platform comes by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the moment your account is enabled, so you can make use of this workload balancing software as soon as your website has been launched. If you’re in need of more memory, you can add 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated server immediately. You can also increase the number of the sites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly linked to the amount of memory that you use, which means that you’ll have more flexibility. The platform will immensely reduce the load on the semi-dedicated machine generated by your sites, so your visitors can enjoy fast-opening web pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish platform without effort through the Control Panel using fast-access controls. You’ll be able to start/cancel any of the instances that you have, to clear the cache for any of your sites or to see system logs.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will obtain the Varnish content caching platform at no extra fee and you will exert complete control over it through an amazingly simple-to-navigate interface – you will be able to start, to cancel or to reboot an instance, to see a comprehensive system log, to delete the cached files for any site and much, much more. The Varnish caching platform will have several gigabytes of system memory at its disposal, so even if you own regularly visited sites with a lot of visitors, you will notice the much better web page load times and the reduced load. This will happen shortly after you begin using Varnish, as it will need a certain amount of time to cache the site content that visitors request. You can take full advantage of the platform’s capacity in case the Internet sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP address, but since your dedicated server comes with a few IP addresses by default, you will not need to pay anything on top of the monthly fee for the server itself.