Varnish is a web 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 one hundred percent, depending on the content. This tool is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to decrease the overall load on the server and to boost the browsing speed for the site visitors. Every time a visitor accesses a page on a given website, the web browser request is taken care of by the web server and the requested content is returned as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is enabled, it caches the pages that the website visitor opens and in case any of them is opened again, it’s delivered by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The increase in the overall performance is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests significantly quicker than any web server, which results in much faster browsing speeds for the users. If any data is updated in the meantime, the cached webpages will also be updated the next time someone tries to open them.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each Linux shared hosting package and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your shared hosting account through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There are two separate things that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that you’d like to use Varnish for and the second one, which comes in increments of 32 megabytes, displays the total amount of content that the platform can cache at any given moment. The Hepsia Control Panel’s intuitive graphical interface will enable you to disable or to restart any instance, to see comprehensive system logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just one click. For optimum results, you can employ a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will open substantially faster, meaning more happy users and potential clients.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Varnish is a feature, which is offered as standard with all Linux semi-dedicated packages that we are offering and you can use it for load balancing purposes. It is available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The Varnish caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can use it with any site that you host in your semi-dedicated account. In case you are in need of more, you can increase the system memory allowance. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 megabytes through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The very same section will allow you to activate more instances as well, if you would like to use Varnish with more sites. The two upgrades can be ordered independently – you can cache the content of one single resource-heavy Internet site or use a number of Internet sites with the default memory allowance. You can take full advantage of the Varnish caching platform if you have a dedicated IP address and you can order one with your semi-dedicated server plan as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will grant you complete control over the platform and, with no more than one single mouse click, you will be able to clear the cached data, to view a system log or to restart an instance.