Varnish is a web app accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, because it can increase the loading speed of any Internet site, at times even by one hundred percent, depending on the content itself. This tool is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to reduce the overall load on the physical machine and to enhance the access speed for the site visitors. Every time a visitor loads a page on a specific Internet site, the browser request is processed by the web server and the requested information is served as a response. If Varnish is activated, it caches the pages that the site visitor browses and if any of them is opened once more, it’s delivered 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 significantly faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. In case any data is updated meanwhile, the cached pages will also be updated the next time someone tries to access them.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every shared hosting plan and if you want to use it, you can add it to your hosting account via the Upgrades section in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There are two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one depends on the number of the sites that you wish to use Varnish for and the second one, which comes in increments of 32 MB, refers to the total amount of data that the data caching platform can cache at any given time. Hepsia’s simple-to-use graphical interface will enable you to switch off or to restart any instance, to see comprehensive system logs or to clear the platform’s cache with just a click. For best results, you can use a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your website will load much faster, meaning more pleased users and prospective customers.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Varnish platform is an essential part of the standard service set that you will acquire if you decide to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can activate it for any of your sites through our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel. The default memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache data is 64 MB, but if you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this amount of memory from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the websites that can use this caching platform at the same time. As these two features aren’t bound to each other, you can use a couple of instances with the default memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for a single site. The Varnish platform performs best when you assign a dedicated IP address to the sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will provide you with a simple means of restarting any instance. On top of that, you’ll be able to delete the cached data with only one single click of the mouse.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can employ Varnish to boost the speed of any website that is hosted on a dedicated server from us when the Hepsia Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the caching platform ready for use at no additional charge, but you’ll also exert total control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-navigate interface. It’ll take only one click of the mouse to start or cancel an instance or to delete the cached files associated with any site that’s using Varnish and in case you’re more practiced, you can also see the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 GB of memory for data caching purposes, so even in case you host lots of websites on your dedicated server and they all use the Varnish platform, the difference in their performance will be perceivable. You will just have to wait for a little while until Varnish caches whatever content the website visitors load on their end. The platform performs best when the Internet sites use a dedicated IP address, but considering the fact that our dedicated servers come with 3 cost-free IP addresses, you will have everything you need.