Varnish is a web app accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, because it can increase the loading speed of any Internet site, at times even by 100 percent, based on the content. This tool is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and is used to decrease the overall server load and to accelerate the browsing speed for the site visitors. Each time a visitor opens a page on a certain Internet site, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested information is sent as a response. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the web pages that the website visitor opens and if any of them is loaded once more, it’s served by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The performance boost is due to the fact that the accelerator handles the web requests tremendously faster than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. If any data is modified in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be updated the next time someone tries to access them.

Varnish in Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux hosting package and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your shared website hosting account via the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There’re two different features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the websites that you wish to use Varnish for and the second one, which is offered in increments of 32 megabytes, displays the maximum amount of content that the platform can store at any given time. Hepsia’s user-friendly interface will enable you to remove or to reboot any instance, to check in-depth logs or to clear the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For optimal results, you can use a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your website will open considerably faster, meaning more satisfied site users and potential customers.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

You can employ Varnish to enhance the loading speed of any website that’s hosted on a dedicated server with our company if the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed on the machine. Not only will you get the content caching platform ready for use at no extra cost, but you will also have complete control over it via Hepsia’s simple-to-work-with graphical interface. It’ll take just one click to start or disable an instance or to delete the cached files associated with any website that is using the Varnish platform and if you’re more trained, you can also check the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 GB of virtual memory for data caching purposes, so even if you host an immense number of sites on your machine and they all use the platform, the improvement in their overall performance will be perceivable. You will just have to wait for a little while until Varnish caches whatever web pages the site visitors open on their end. The Varnish platform works best if the websites use a dedicated IP address, but since our servers come with 3 cost-free IPs, you’ll have everything you need.