Varnish is a web application accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, because it can increase the loading speed of any site, at times even by one hundred percent, depending on the content. This tool is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to reduce the overall load on the server and to boost the browsing speed for the website visitors. Anytime a visitor accesses a page on a particular site, the web browser request is processed by the web server and the requested data is delivered as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the web pages that the site visitor opens and if any of them is accessed once again, it’s fetched by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The increase in the overall performance comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests substantially faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. If any content is edited in the meantime, the cached pages will also be updated the next time somebody tries to open them.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

You can take advantage of Varnish’s full potential and boost your sites’ speed regardless of the cloud hosting package that you have selected and you can add and set up the platform with a couple of mouse clicks using the easy-to-use GUI offered by our leading-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be able to choose two different things – how many Internet sites will employ Varnish, i.e. the number of instances, and how much data will be cached, i.e. the amount of system 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 with less memory and the other way around. If you have a lot of content on a certain website and you receive lots of website visitors, more system memory will guarantee 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 provide you with simple 1-click buttons for cancelling or restarting any instance, for deleting the cache for each website and for seeing comprehensive system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our Linux semi-dedicated packages come with Varnish by default, so you can take advantage of the web accelerator tool and accelerate the speed of any site that you host on our platform. You will get 64 MB of system memory dedicated to the Varnish accelerator at no extra fee and you can activate an instance with no more than a few mouse clicks via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated server plans. If you need more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be available to you instantly. You can also add more instances as an upgrade, so you can choose whether lots of data will be cached for one website or whether the memory will be utilized by different Internet sites. Hepsia will enable you to restart or to stop any instance, to view the system log file for it or to clear the cached content using one-click buttons. To take full advantage of the Varnish accelerator, you can allocate a dedicated IP address to the sites that will use it.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll get Varnish at no additional cost and you’ll exert complete control over it through a quite intuitive graphical interface – you will be able to start, to remove or to reboot an instance, to browse a comprehensive system log, to clear the cached files for any site and much more. The Varnish caching platform will have several GB of system memory at its disposal, so even if you run traffic-hungry websites with an enormous number of visitors, you’ll notice the substantially better website load speeds and the less load on your dedicated machine. This will become a fact shortly after you begin using Varnish, as it will require a certain amount of time to cache the web pages that users request. You can take full advantage of the platform’s capacity in case the Internet sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP address, but since your server comes with a few IPs by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of the monthly fee for the machine itself.