Varnish is a web application accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, because it can increase the load speed of any site, sometimes even by one hundred 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 server and to accelerate the browsing speed for the site visitors. Each time a visitor loads a page on a given site, the web browser request is processed by the web server and the requested content is returned 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 loaded once again, it is served by Varnish and not by the server directly. The boost in the performance is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests significantly quicker than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. In case any content is edited meanwhile, the cached pages will also be updated the next time someone tries to access them.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

If you host your Internet sites under a cloud hosting account with our company, you will be able to activate Varnish with a few mouse clicks through your hosting Control Panel. The caching platform is available as an optional upgrade with all our shared web hosting plans and you can choose the number of the sites that will use it and the total storage space that will be used for the cached data. The two upgradeable features in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the number of instances and the amount of system memory and they’re not tied directly to each other, so you can choose if you need plenty of memory for one single large-scale site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can take advantage of the full potential of the Varnish caching platform if the websites use a dedicated IP address. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can easily start/reboot/stop an instance, delete the cached data individually for each site that employs Varnish or view a comprehensive log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Varnish is offered as standard with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we offer and you can use it for workload balancing purposes. It is available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The Varnish caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can employ it with any Internet site that you host in the semi-dedicated account. In case you need more, you can increase the system memory allowance. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 megabytes in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The exact same Upgrades section will enable you to create more instances as well, if you’d like to use the Varnish platform with more sites. The two upgrades can be ordered independently – you can cache the content of a single traffic-consuming website or use a number of sites with the default memory allowance. You can take full advantage of the Varnish caching platform if you use a dedicated IP and you can get one with your semi-dedicated server plan as well. Hepsia will grant you full control over the caching platform and, with no more than one single click, you’ll be able to delete the cache, to view a log file or to reboot an instance.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll acquire the Varnish platform at no additional fee and you will have full control over it via a very simple-to-work-with graphical interface – you’ll be able to start, to disable or to reboot an instance, to browse an exhaustive log, to delete the cached content associated with any website and much more. The Varnish platform will have several gigabytes of memory at its disposal, so even if you run resource-absorbing sites with a lot of visitors, you’ll notice the much faster website loading times and the less load on your server. This will become a fact soon after you start using the Varnish platform, since it will need some time to cache the pages that users open. You can make the most of the platform’s capability in case the Internet sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that your server includes several IPs by default, you won’t need to pay anything on top of the monthly fee for the server itself.