Varnish is a web application accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, because it can increase the speed of any site, at times even by one hundred percent, depending on the content itself. This tool is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to lower the overall server load and to accelerate the access speed for the site visitors. Every time a visitor opens a page on a given Internet site, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested info is delivered as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the web pages that the website visitor opens and if any of them is opened again, it is delivered by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The boost in the performance is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the browser requests significantly faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. In case any data is edited in the meantime, the cached pages will also be updated the next time someone tries to open them.

Varnish in Web Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each and every web hosting and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your website hosting account through the Upgrades section in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two different things that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the websites that you want to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 32 MB, pertains to the total amount of content that the platform can store at any particular moment. Hepsia’s time and effort saving GUI will enable you to cancel or to restart any instance, to check comprehensive logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just one click. For best results, you can use a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your website will open tremendously faster, meaning more pleased visitors and potential clients.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated servers offered by our company will permit you to employ Varnish as soon as your brand-new account is active, as the platform comes by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the second your account is activated, so you can use this load distribution software as soon as your website has been published online. In case you’re in need of more system memory, you can order 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated machine right away. You can also increase the number of the websites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly bound to the amount of system memory that you use, which suggests that you’ll have more freedom. The Varnish platform will greatly lower the load on the server caused by your sites, so your visitors can enjoy fast-opening pages. You will be able to manage Varnish with ease via your Control Panel using fast-access buttons. You’ll be able to start/discontinue any of the instances that you’ve got, to delete the cached files associated with any of your Internet sites or to see system log files.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll get the Varnish data caching platform at no additional cost and you’ll have complete control over it via an amazingly user-friendly interface – you will be able to start, to discontinue or to reboot an instance, to browse an in-depth log, to delete the cached files for any Internet site and much, much more. The Varnish caching platform will have several gigabytes of system memory at its disposal, so even if you own resource-consuming Internet sites with many visitors, you will notice the substantially better page load times and the decreased load on the machine. This will happen shortly after you begin using Varnish, since it will need some time to cache the website content that users browse. You can take full advantage of the platform’s capability in case the sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP address, but owing to the fact that your server comes with a couple of IP addresses by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of the monthly charge for the server itself.