Varnish is a web application accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity lately, as it can increase the loading speed of any website, sometimes even by one hundred percent, based on the content. This tool is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to lower the overall load on the physical server and to boost the access speed for the website visitors. Anytime a visitor opens a page on a certain site, the browser request is processed by the web server and the requested data is served as a reply. If Varnish is enabled, it caches the pages that the visitor browses and if any of them is opened again, it’s delivered by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The boost in the performance comes from the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests significantly faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the website visitors. In case any data is changed meanwhile, the cached webpages will also be updated the next time somebody attempts to open them.

Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each of our cloud website hosting plans. You can add it to your website hosting account from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with all shared plans and you will get a truly easy-to-use graphical interface, which will grant you full control over the content caching system. Using one-click quick-access buttons, you can reboot or cancel any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be activated for a specific site. You can also view a detailed system log or erase the cache for any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your shared hosting package, you will be able to select the maximum amount of memory that will be at your disposal for caching purposes and how many websites will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for maximum performance, you can get a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to get the most out of your Internet sites and to have plenty of satisfied visitors.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can employ Varnish to accelerate the loading speed of any site that is hosted on a dedicated server with us when the Hepsia Control Panel is installed on the machine. Not only will you get the platform ready to be used at no extra cost, but you will also exert complete control over it through Hepsia’s simple-to-navigate graphical interface. It will take just one click of the mouse to start or remove an instance or to delete the cached files associated with any Internet site that’s using Varnish and if you’re more experienced, you can also check the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least three gigabytes of system memory for site content caching purposes, so even in case you host numerous sites on your dedicated server and they all use the Varnish caching platform, the improvement in their overall performance will be observable. You will just need to wait for a little while until Varnish caches whatever pages the site visitors browse on their end. The Varnish platform works best when the websites use a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that our dedicated servers come with 3 free-of-charge IP addresses, you will have everything you need.