Varnish is a web application accelerator tool, which has been gaining a lot in popularity in recent years, because it can increase the loading speed of any website, at times even by one hundred percent, depending on the content itself. This tool is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and is used to reduce the overall load on the physical server and to enhance the browsing speed for the site visitors. Every time a visitor opens a page on a given site, the browser request is handled by the web server and the requested data is sent as a reply. If Varnish is activated, it caches the web pages that the site visitor browses and in case any of them is loaded for a second time, it’s delivered by Varnish and not by the web server directly. The improvement in the performance is due to the fact that the accelerator processes the browser requests significantly faster than any web server, which leads to much faster browsing speeds for the visitors. If any data is modified in the meantime, the cached web pages will also be ‘refreshed’ the next time someone opens them.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

In case you host your Internet sites under a cloud hosting account with us, you’ll be able to add Varnish with a couple of clicks of the mouse through your hosting Control Panel. The platform comes as an upgrade with all our hosting packages and you can select how many websites will use it and the total storage space that will be used for the cached data. The two upgradeable features in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the amount of memory and the number of instances and they are not directly linked to each other, so you can choose if you need lots of memory for one large-sized website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can make use of the full potential of Varnish if the websites use a dedicated IP address. Using the Control Panel, you can quickly start/reboot/cancel an instance, delete the cached files individually for each site which uses Varnish or view an elaborate system log.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

If you want the most powerful hosting solution and you order any of the Linux dedicated servers hosting that we offer, you’ll be able to use the Varnish platform to optimize the work of your websites at no additional charge on the condition that the dedicated machine is ordered with our next-generation Hepsia Control Panel. Its simple-to-work-with graphical interface will allow you to keep track of platform processes, to clear the cached files or to reboot any instance with one click of the mouse. The minimum amount of memory that the Varnish caching platform can employ to cache Internet site content is 3 GB, which is more than enough for a large number of busy sites, so your server will be able to handle a tremendous load while your Internet site visitors are enjoying a seamless web browsing experience. Since your dedicated machine will include a number of dedicated IP addresses, you will be able to make use of Varnish’s full potential.