Varnish is a web application accelerator, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, as it can increase the load speed of any site, at times even by one hundred percent, based on the content itself. This tool is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to decrease the overall load on the physical server and to enhance the access speed for the site visitors. Each time a visitor opens a page on a specific site, the browser request is processed by the web server and the requested information is returned as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the web pages that the site visitor opens and if any of them is loaded again, it’s delivered by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The performance boost is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests significantly faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. If any content is edited meanwhile, the cached webpages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone attempts to access them.

Varnish in Web Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux web hosting and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your shared website hosting account using the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia 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 websites that you would like to use Varnish for and the second one, which is offered in increments of 32 MB, displays the total amount of data that the data caching platform can store at any given moment. The Hepsia Control Panel’s time and effort saving GUI will enable you to deactivate or to reboot any instance, to see comprehensive system logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just a click. For maximum results, you can employ a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your website will open tremendously faster, meaning more pleased website visitors and potential customers.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we’re offering will permit you to employ Varnish as soon as your brand-new account has been set up, since the caching platform is offered by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the moment your account is activated, so you can take advantage of this workload balancing software as soon as your site has been launched. In case you’re in need of more system memory, you can get 32 MB at a time from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated server in an instant. You can also increase the number of the sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly tied to the amount of memory that you use, which suggests that you will enjoy more freedom. The caching platform will seriously lower the load on the machine caused by your websites, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-loading pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish caching platform effortlessly via the Control Panel using quick-access buttons. You will be able to start/deactivate any of the instances that you’ve got, to delete the cached data associated with any of your websites or to view system logs.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

All Linux dedicated web hosting that are ordered with the custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you’ll get with the server. The Varnish platform can be configured and administered with no effort through the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with GUI and, with no more than one single click of the mouse, you can browse an in-depth log, add or restart an instance, clear the cache associated with any site and much more. Shortly after you set up the Varnish platform for a certain domain or sub-domain, it will begin caching the web pages browsed by the website visitors and as soon as it has cached enough content, you will observe a tremendously better website performance plus a decreased load on your dedicated server. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you will be able to use the platform for workload balancing purposes even if you host many sites on your dedicated server.