Varnish is a web app accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years, because it can increase the speed of any website, sometimes even by 100 percent, depending on the content itself. This tool is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to lower the overall load on the physical machine and to increase the access speed for the site visitors. Each time a visitor opens a page on a specific website, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested info is delivered as a response. If Varnish is activated, it caches the pages that the visitor browses and if any of them is accessed once again, it is served by Varnish and not by the server directly. The performance improvement is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the browser requests substantially faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the site visitors. In case any content is changed meanwhile, the cached webpages will also be updated the next time somebody accesses them.

Varnish in Shared Website Hosting

If you host your sites in a shared website hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to add Varnish with a few clicks of the mouse from your hosting Control Panel. The content caching platform is available as an optional upgrade with all our shared web hosting packages and you can choose the number of the sites that will use it and the maximum amount of system memory that will be available for the cached content. The two features that can be upgraded in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the number of instances and the amount of system memory and they’re not tied directly to each other, so you can choose if you need a lot of memory for a single large-sized site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can make use of the full potential of the Varnish platform if the websites use a dedicated IP. With the hosting Control Panel, you can easily start/restart/remove an instance, clear the cached files independently for each website which employs the Varnish platform or view a detailed system log file.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can employ Varnish to accelerate the load speed of any site that’s hosted on a dedicated server with our company if the Hepsia Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready for use at no extra fee, but you’ll also exert full control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s user-friendly GUI. It’ll take only one single mouse click to start or stop an instance or to clear the cached files associated with any Internet site that’s using Varnish and if you’re more trained, you can also browse the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 GB of virtual memory for data caching purposes, so even in case you host a large number of websites on your server and they all use the Varnish platform, the difference in their overall performance will be perceivable. You’ll just need to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever webpages the visitors load on their end. The Varnish platform works best when the Internet sites use a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that our servers include three cost-free IPs, you’ll have everything you need.