Varnish is a web application accelerator, which has been gaining a lot of popularity lately, as it can increase the speed of any site, at times even by 100 percent, based on the content. This tool is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to reduce the overall load on the physical server and to boost the browsing speed for the site visitors. Anytime a visitor loads a page on a particular site, the web browser request is handled by the web server and the requested content is returned as a reply. If the Varnish accelerator is activated, it caches the pages that the visitor browses and if any of them is accessed again, it’s fetched by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The improvement in the overall performance comes from the fact that the accelerator processes the web requests considerably quicker than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the users. In case any data is updated meanwhile, the cached web pages will also be updated the next time somebody tries to open them.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux shared web hosting plan and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your web hosting account using the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. There’re two different things that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one pertains to the number of the websites that you want to employ Varnish for and the second one, which comes in increments of 32 MB, pertains to the total amount of data that the data caching platform can store at any particular moment. Hepsia’s time and effort saving graphical interface will enable you to switch off or to restart any instance, to view elaborate logs or to clear the platform’s cache with just click of the mouse. For maximum results, you can employ a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your site will load significantly faster, meaning more satisfied website visitors and potential clients.

Varnish in VPS Servers

The Varnish caching platform is included by default with all Linux VPS servers offered by us on the condition that the virtual machine is ordered with the Hepsia Control Panel, so you can boost the overall performance of your websites with only a few mouse clicks. The more powerful the package, the more system memory will be available to Varnish, but even with a less powerful plan, the platform will be able to utilize several hundred MB, so even if you own a number of websites, you’ll notice an enormous reduction in the server load and a much faster page loading speed. The platform will have to work for a little while while the users browse the site and as soon as the site content has been cached, you will perceive the effects. One of the advantages of using Varnish is that a lower-end and less high-priced plan will do the exact same job as a more pricey one without the caching platform, so not only will your websites work considerably better, but you’ll also spare some cash.