Varnish is a website accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, because it can increase the speed of any website, sometimes even by one hundred percent, depending on the content. This tool is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to decrease the overall load on the physical server and to improve the access speed for the site visitors. Each time a visitor accesses a page on a particular site, the web browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested information is returned as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the pages that the website visitor browses and in case any of them is opened once again, it’s fetched by Varnish and not by the server directly. The increase in the overall performance comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the browser requests tremendously faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the users. In case any content is modified meanwhile, the cached web pages will also be updated the next time somebody accesses them.

Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting

You can unleash Varnish’s full potential and enhance your websites’ load speed regardless of the cloud website hosting plan that you’ve picked and you can add and configure the platform with a few mouse clicks via the easy-to-work-with GUI offered by our advanced Hepsia Control Panel. During the procedure, you’ll be able to choose two separate things – how many websites will use the Varnish platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much data will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can use more instances and less memory and the other way around. In case you’ve got plenty of content on a given site and you attract numerous visitors, more memory will give you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use Varnish. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you easy one-click controls for discontinuing or rebooting any instance, for deleting the cache associated with each website and for viewing exhaustive system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated hosting plans that we offer will allow you to use Varnish as soon as your new semi-dedicated server account has been opened, since the caching platform is available by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the second your account is enabled, so you can use this load distribution software once your site has been published on the Internet. In case you’re in need of more system memory, you can get 32 megabytes at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated server in a flash. You can also increase the number of the sites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly bound to the amount of system memory that you use, which goes to say that you’ll enjoy more flexibility. The Varnish caching platform will immensely reduce the load on the semi-dedicated server generated by your sites, so your visitors can enjoy fast-loading web pages. You will be able to manage Varnish without efforts through the Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access controls. You’ll be able to start/cancel any of the instances that you’ve got, to delete the cached content associated with any of your sites or to view system logs.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you will get the Varnish platform at no extra cost and you will have complete control over it via an extremely easy-to-navigate graphical interface – you’ll be able to start, to disable or to reboot an instance, to check an exhaustive system log, to delete the cached data for any site and much, much more. The Varnish caching platform will have several gigabytes of memory at its disposal, so even if you run frequently visited Internet sites with lots of visitors, you’ll notice the considerably faster page loading speeds and the decreased load. This will happen soon after you start using the Varnish platform, since it will require a certain amount of time to cache the pages that users open. You can make the most of the platform’s capability if the websites that are using it also use a dedicated IP address, but considering the fact that your dedicated server comes with a couple of IP addresses by default, you will not have to pay anything on top of the monthly fee for the machine itself.