Varnish is a website accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, as it can increase the load speed of any site, sometimes even by 100 percent, based on the content itself. This tool is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to decrease the overall server load and to enhance the browsing speed for the website visitors. Every time a visitor opens a page on a particular Internet site, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested information is delivered as a reply. If Varnish is activated, it caches the pages that the site visitor browses and in case any of them is opened once more, it’s delivered by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The increase in the performance comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the browser requests substantially quicker than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. If any content is updated in the meantime, the cached webpages will also be updated the next time someone tries to open them.

Varnish in Web Hosting

In case you host your websites in a web hosting account with us, you will be able to add Varnish with a few clicks from your Control Panel. The caching platform comes as an upgrade with all our web hosting plans and you can choose the number of the websites that will use it and the maximum storage space that will be available 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 memory and they are not directly linked to each other, so you can choose if you need a lot of memory for one large website or less memory for several smaller ones. You can unleash the full potential of the Varnish caching platform in case the websites use a dedicated IP address. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can swiftly start/reboot/discontinue an instance, clear the cached content individually for each website that uses the Varnish platform or check an exhaustive system log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Varnish content caching platform is part of the basic service set that you’ll obtain if you decide to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can activate it for any of your Internet sites via our avant-garde Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default amount of memory that Varnish can use to cache data is 64 MB, but if you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this memory 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 at the same time. As these two features aren’t linked to each other, you can use a few Internet sites with the default memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for one single site. The Varnish caching platform performs best if you set a dedicated IP for the websites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you a simple way of restarting any instance. What’s more, you’ll be able to delete the cached content with just one single click of the mouse.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

You can employ Varnish in order to increase the loading speed of any website that is hosted on a dedicated server with us when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on the machine. Not only will you get the content caching platform ready to be used at no extra charge, but you’ll also exert total control over it via Hepsia’s easy-to-navigate interface. It will take only one single click to start or disable an instance or to clear the cached data for any site that is using Varnish and in case you’re more practiced, you can also browse the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 GB of memory for web content caching purposes, so even in case you run multiple websites on your server and they all use the Varnish platform, the difference in their performance will be distinguishable. You’ll only have to wait for a little while until Varnish caches whatever webpages the visitors browse on their end. The Varnish platform works best if the Internet sites use a dedicated IP, but since our dedicated servers include three cost-free IP addresses, you’ll have all that you need.