Varnish is a web app accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, because it can increase the load speed of any website, at times even by 100 percent, depending on the content. This tool is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to lower the overall server load and to accelerate the access speed for the site visitors. Each time a visitor opens a page on a given Internet site, the browser request is processed by the web server and the requested information is delivered as a response. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the web pages that the website visitor browses and in case any of them is opened for a second time, it’s served by Varnish and not by the server directly. The performance increase comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests tremendously quicker than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. If any content is edited in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone accesses them.

Varnish in Web Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each and every web hosting plan and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your hosting account through the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There’re two separate things that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the sites that you want to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 32 megabytes, indicates the maximum amount of data that the data caching platform can store at any particular time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s user-friendly graphical interface will enable you to cancel or to reboot any instance, to check elaborate system logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For maximum results, you can employ a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will open considerably faster, meaning more happy site users and prospective clients.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated hosting plans include Varnish by default, so you can take full advantage of the web app accelerator and boost the load speed of any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You’ll get 64 megabytes of memory exclusively for the Varnish accelerator at no extra fee and you can add an instance with no more than a few clicks of the mouse via the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated plans. If you want more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 MB through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be at your disposal immediately. You can also add more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can decide whether plenty of content will be cached for a single website or if the available memory will be utilized by multiple sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will enable you to reboot or to cancel any instance, to check the system log for it or to delete the cached content using single-click buttons. To take full advantage of the Varnish accelerator, you can assign a dedicated IP to the sites which will employ it.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll obtain the Varnish platform at no additional charge and you will exert complete control over it through an amazingly easy-to-use interface – you’ll be able to start, to cancel or to restart an instance, to see an exhaustive log, to clear the cached data associated with any Internet site and much more. Varnish will have several GB of memory at its disposal, so even if you run traffic-intensive websites with a vast number of visitors, you will notice the tremendously better page load speeds and the lowered load on your server. This will happen soon after you begin using Varnish, since it will require some time to cache the site content that people access. You can get the most out of the platform’s potential in case the websites that are using it use also a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that your dedicated server comes with a couple of IP addresses by default, you will not need to pay anything on top of the monthly fee for the server itself.