Varnish is a website accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, because it can increase the speed of any site, at times even by 100 percent, depending on the content itself. This tool is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to decrease the overall load on the server and to enhance the browsing speed for the website visitors. Whenever a visitor accesses a page on a given website, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested data is served as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the pages that the visitor browses and if any of them is accessed once again, it’s delivered by Varnish and not by the server directly. The increase in the performance is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the browser requests significantly quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the users. If any content is updated meanwhile, the cached pages will also be updated the next time somebody opens them.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

Our company offers Varnish as an optional upgrade with each Linux cloud hosting package and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your shared web hosting account through the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one depends on the number of the sites that you wish to use Varnish for and the second one, which is offered in increments of 32 MB, pertains to the maximum amount of data that the data caching platform can cache at any particular moment. The Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-use GUI will enable you to terminate or to restart any instance, to see comprehensive system logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just a click. For optimum results, you can employ a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your site will load significantly faster, which means more happy site users and potential customers.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll acquire the Varnish platform at no additional charge and you’ll exert full control over it through a really easy-to-work-with interface – you’ll be able to start, to delete or to reboot an instance, to browse an exhaustive system log, to clear the cache for any site and much, much more. The Varnish platform will have several gigabytes of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you host heavy websites with a vast number of visitors, you’ll notice the considerably better site load speeds and the decreased load on the dedicated machine. This will happen shortly after you start using the Varnish platform, since it will require some time to cache the web pages that people browse. You can get the most out of the platform’s capabilities if the Internet sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP, but since your dedicated server comes with a couple of IPs by default, you will not have to pay anything on top of your monthly charge for the machine itself.