Varnish is a web app accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, because it can increase the load speed of any site, at times even by one hundred percent, depending on the content. This tool is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to decrease the overall load on the physical server and to enhance the browsing speed for the site visitors. Every time a visitor loads a page on a certain Internet site, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested information is sent as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the pages that the website visitor browses and in case any of them is opened once more, it is served by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The improvement in the overall performance comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests tremendously faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. In case any data is updated in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time somebody tries to access them.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each cloud plan and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your shared web hosting account through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two separate things that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one pertains to the number of the Internet sites that you wish to use Varnish for and the second one, which is offered in increments of 32 megabytes, pertains to the total amount of content that the platform can cache at any given moment. Hepsia’s simple-to-work-with graphical interface will allow you to cancel or to restart any instance, to check detailed system logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just click of the mouse. For optimum results, you can employ a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your site will open significantly faster, which means more satisfied users and prospective clients.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated hosting plans that we’re offering will permit you to employ Varnish once your new account is active, as the caching platform is available by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the second your account is activated, so you can take advantage of this load distribution software once your website has been published on the Internet. In case you’re in need of more system memory, you can order 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated server momentarily. You can also increase the number of the sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly tied to the amount of memory that you use, which means that you will have more flexibility. The platform will enormously decrease the load on the semi-dedicated server that your websites generate, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-loading pages. You’ll be able to manage the Varnish platform with no effort from your Hepsia Control Panel using fast-access controls. You’ll be able to start/delete any of the instances that you have, to delete the cached data for any of your Internet sites or to check system logs.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can employ Varnish in order to increase the loading speed of any site that is hosted on a dedicated server from us when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the platform ready to be used at no additional charge, but you will also exert total control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-work-with interface. It will take just one single click to start or discontinue an instance or to delete the cached content for any site that is using the Varnish platform and in case you’re more competent, you can also see the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 gigabytes of system memory for website content caching purposes, so even in case you run many websites on your machine and they all use the Varnish caching platform, the improvement in their overall performance will be detectable. You’ll only have to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever web pages the website visitors load on their end. The Varnish platform works best if the Internet sites use a dedicated IP address, but owing to the fact that our servers come with 3 free-of-charge IPs, you will have everything you need.