Varnish is a web accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, because it can increase the load speed of any site, sometimes even by 100%, based on the content. This tool is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to reduce the overall load on the server and to accelerate the access speed for the website visitors. Whenever a visitor loads a page on a given website, the web browser request is handled by the web server and the requested information is served as a reply. If Varnish is activated, it caches the pages that the site visitor opens and if any of them is accessed once more, it’s delivered by Varnish and not by the server directly. The boost in the overall performance comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests significantly faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. If any data is edited meanwhile, the cached web pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone accesses them.

Varnish in Shared Website Hosting

You can make use of Varnish’s potential and enhance your sites’ loading speed irrespective of the shared website hosting package that you have chosen and you can enable and set up the content caching platform with several clicks using the easy-to-use GUI offered by our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be able to select two different things – how many sites will employ the Varnish caching platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 MB and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can order more instances with less memory and vice versa. In case you have plenty of content on a particular website and you attract plenty of visitors, more system memory will give you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the Varnish caching platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with simple 1-click controls for removing or rebooting any instance, for clearing the cache for any Internet site and for checking comprehensive system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish is offered as standard with all semi-dedicated servers offered by us and you can use it for workload distribution purposes. It is available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The content caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can employ it with any Internet site that you host in the semi-dedicated server account. If you’re in need of more, you can increase the memory quota. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 megabytes in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The same section will enable you to add more instances as well, if you’d like to use Varnish with multiple websites. The two things can be ordered independently – you can cache the content of one single popular Internet site or run a number of Internet sites with the default memory. You can get the most out of the Varnish caching platform if you’ve got a dedicated IP address and you can order one with your semi-dedicated package as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you total control over the platform and, with no more than one mouse click, you’ll be able to clear the cache, to view a log or to reboot an instance.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can employ Varnish in order to accelerate the loading speed of any website that is hosted on a dedicated server from us if the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the content caching platform ready for use at no extra charge, but you will also have full control over it via Hepsia’s simple-to-work-with interface. It will take just a click to start or cancel an instance or to delete the cached data associated with any Internet site that’s using Varnish and in case you are more sophisticated, you can also view the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than three gigabytes of system memory for website content caching purposes, so even if you host multiple websites on your dedicated machine and they all use the caching platform, the difference in their overall performance will be visible. You’ll simply need to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever content the visitors access on their end. The Varnish platform works best if the sites use a dedicated IP address, but due to the fact that our dedicated servers come with three cost-free IP addresses, you’ll have everything you need.