Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches content for the sake of quicker response times. It is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and an Internet browser. When a visitor loads a particular page, the content is requested by the web browser, and then the server processes this request and returns the required information. If Varnish is enabled for a particular website, it will cache the pages on the very first visit and in case the user opens a cached page again, the content will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the web server. The boosted loading speed is a result of the substantially faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers as compared to any server software. Of course, this does not mean that the website visitors will keep seeing the same content over and over again, because any change on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish stores in its memory.

Varnish in Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each of our hosting plans. You can add it to your hosting account from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is available with all shared plans and you will get an amazingly simple-to-work-with GUI, which will grant you full control over the caching system. Using 1-click quick-access buttons, you can restart or discontinue any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer work for a specific site. You can also check a detailed log or clear the cache for any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your shared hosting plan, you will be able to choose the total amount of memory that will be available to you for data caching purposes and how many websites will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for top performance, you can get a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to take full advantage of your websites and to have many happy site visitors.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated plans that we’re offering will allow you to use Varnish as soon as your brand-new semi-dedicated account has been created, as the caching platform is offered by default. 64 MB of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the moment your account is enabled, so you can take advantage of this workload distribution software once your website has been launched. In case you’re in need of more system memory, you can order 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated machine instantly. You can also increase the number of the websites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly bound to the amount of system memory that you use, which goes to say that you will have more flexibility. The platform will considerably decrease the server load caused by your websites, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-loading web pages. You will be able to manage Varnish with no effort through the Control Panel using quick-access controls. You will be able to start/deactivate any of the instances that you have, to clear the cached content for any of your Internet sites or to view system log files.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can use Varnish in order to increase the loading speed of any site that is hosted on a dedicated server with our company when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the caching platform ready to be used at no additional charge, but you will also exert complete control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-navigate graphical interface. It’ll take just one click to start or deactivate an instance or to delete the cache associated with any website that is using Varnish and if you are more practiced, you can also see the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 GB of system memory for web content caching purposes, so even in case you run plenty of Internet sites on your dedicated machine and they all use the Varnish platform, the difference in their performance will be perceivable. You will only have to wait for a little while until Varnish caches whatever content the website visitors load on their end. The Varnish platform works best if the websites use a dedicated IP address, but considering the fact that our dedicated servers come with 3 free IP addresses, you will have everything you need.