Varnish is a website accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, as it can increase the speed of any site, sometimes even by 100%, depending on the content itself. This tool is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to reduce the overall load on the physical server and to enhance the browsing speed for the website visitors. Each time a visitor accesses a page on a particular site, the browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested information is sent as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the web pages that the website visitor opens and if any of them is loaded again, it is 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 considerably quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. In case any content is edited in the meantime, the cached webpages will also be updated the next time someone tries to open them.

Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with all our Linux cloud web hosting packages. You can add it to your website hosting account through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with all shared packages and you will get a quite easy-to-work-with GUI, which will grant you full control over the data caching platform. Using one-click fast-access buttons, you can restart or disable any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer be enabled for a particular Internet site. You can also see an in-depth system log file or clear the cache associated with any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your web hosting plan, you will be able to select the maximum amount of memory that will be at your disposal for data caching purposes and how many sites will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for optimal performance, you can get a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to take full advantage of your websites and to have lots of satisfied site visitors.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages offered by us will allow you to employ Varnish once your brand new semi-dedicated server account has been opened, as the caching platform is available by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the second your account is activated, so you can use this load distribution software as soon as your site has been published online. In case you need more system memory, you can get 32 MB at a time from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated server momentarily. You can also increase the number of the websites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not linked directly to the amount of system memory that you use, which goes to say that you will enjoy more versatility. The Varnish platform will greatly reduce the load on the semi-dedicated server produced by your websites, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-opening pages. You’ll be able to manage the Varnish platform with ease through your Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access buttons. You will be able to start/shut down any of the instances that you’ve got, to delete the cached files for any of your Internet sites or to check system log files.