Varnish is a web accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, because it can increase the loading speed of any site, at times even by one hundred percent, depending on the content itself. This tool is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to reduce the overall server load and to enhance the browsing speed for the website visitors. Anytime a visitor loads a page on a specific Internet site, the browser request is processed by the web server and the requested content is served as a reply. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the pages that the visitor browses and if any of them is loaded for a second time, it’s delivered by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The boost in the overall performance comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the browser requests significantly faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. If any data is edited in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be updated the next time somebody accesses them.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

If you host your websites in a cloud hosting account with our company, you will be able to add Varnish with a couple of mouse clicks via your Control Panel. The data caching platform is available as an optional upgrade with all our shared hosting packages and you can choose how many sites will use it and the total amount of system memory that will be used for the cached content. The two upgradeable features in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the amount of memory and the number of instances and they’re not directly tied to each other, so you can decide if you need plenty of memory for one single large website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of the Varnish platform if the websites use a dedicated IP. With the Control Panel, you can easily start/reboot/shut down an instance, clear the cached content independently for each website which employs the Varnish platform or check an in-depth system log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Varnish caching platform is part of the basic set of services that you will get in case you decide to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can configure it for any of your sites through our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default amount of system memory that Varnish can use to cache content is 64 MB, but in case you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this amount from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the sites that can use this platform simultaneously. Since these two features are not bound to each other, you can use several sites with the default amount of memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for one single Internet site. Varnish works best when you get a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will offer you an easy way of rebooting any instance. On top of that, you’ll be able to clear the cached files with just one single click.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated web hosting plans which are ordered with the custom-developed Hepsia web hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you’ll get with the machine. The Varnish data caching platform can be configured and administered with ease from the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-navigate graphical interface and, with no more than one mouse click, you can see a detailed system log, add or restart an instance, clear the cached files associated with any site and much, much more. Soon after you enable Varnish for a given domain or sub-domain, it will start caching the web pages loaded by your website visitors and as soon as it has cached enough web content, you’ll observe a tremendously faster site performance and a decreased load on your dedicated server. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you will be able to use the software platform for load balancing purposes even if you run multiple websites on your dedicated server.