Varnish is a web app accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, because it can increase the speed of any Internet site, sometimes even by 100 percent, based on the content itself. This tool is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to decrease the overall load on the physical server and to improve the browsing speed for the website visitors. Whenever a visitor accesses a page on a certain Internet site, the browser request is processed by the web server and the requested content is delivered as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the web pages that the visitor browses and in case any of them is loaded once more, it’s fetched by Varnish and not by the server directly. The performance increase comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the browser 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 webpages will also be updated the next time someone tries to open them.

Varnish in Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux hosting and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your website hosting account via the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. There’re two separate things that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one pertains to the number of the Internet sites that you would like to use Varnish for and the second one, which is offered in increments of 32 megabytes, refers to the total amount of content that the content caching platform can store at any given time. Hepsia’s easy-to-work-with interface will permit you to remove or to reboot any instance, to see detailed system logs or to clear the platform’s cache with just click of the mouse. For optimal results, you can use a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your website will load much faster, meaning more happy site users and prospective customers.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Varnish is part of the standard set of services that you’ll get when you decide to host your sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can enable it for any of your websites via our avant-garde Hepsia Control Panel. The default amount of memory that Varnish can use to cache data is 64 megabytes, but if you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this amount from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the sites that can use this caching platform simultaneously. As these two things aren’t bound to each other, you can use a couple of instances with the default memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for one single Internet site. Varnish performs best if you set a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will offer you an easy way of rebooting any instance. In addition, you’ll be able to delete the cached files with just one click of the mouse.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

You can use Varnish in order to enhance the load speed of any site that’s hosted on a dedicated server with us when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready for use at no extra fee, but you’ll also have total control over it via Hepsia’s simple-to-work-with interface. It will take only one mouse click to start or remove an instance or to delete the cached files for any website that’s using the Varnish platform and in case you are more competent, you can also check the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 gigabytes of system memory for site content caching purposes, so even if you host lots of sites on your dedicated machine and they all use the platform, the difference in their performance will be obvious. You’ll simply have to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever webpages the website visitors browse on their end. The Varnish platform works best if the sites use a dedicated IP, but since our servers come with three charge-free IP addresses, you will have everything you need.