Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches info for quicker response times. It is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and its users. When a site visitor loads a specific page, the content is requested by the browser, and then the server processes this request and delivers the necessary content. If Varnish is enabled for a particular website, it will cache the pages at the very first request and if the user visits a cached page once again, the information will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the web server. The boosted speed is a result of the substantially faster response speed that Varnish offers compared with any web server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the website visitors will keep being served the same content again and again, as any change on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish saves in its system memory.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

If you host your Internet sites under a cloud hosting account with us, you will be able to activate Varnish with a few clicks of the mouse through your Control Panel. The content caching platform comes as an upgrade with all our shared hosting packages and you can choose the number of the websites that will use it and the total amount of system memory that will be used for the cached data. The two features that can be upgraded in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the amount of memory and the number of instances and they are not directly tied to each other, so you can choose whether you need lots of memory for one single large-sized site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can unleash the full potential of the Varnish caching platform in case the websites use a dedicated IP address. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can easily start/restart/cancel an instance, delete the cached files independently for each site that uses Varnish or check an exhaustive log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated hosting plans include Varnish by default, so you can use the web application accelerator tool and optimize the load speed of any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You’ll get 64 MB of system memory exclusively for Varnish at no additional charge and you can create an instance with no more than a few clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated server plans. In case you want more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be at your disposal straight away. You can also order more instances as an upgrade, so you can decide if a lot of data will be cached for a single website or whether the memory will be used by different Internet sites. Hepsia will permit you to reboot or to remove any instance, to view the system log file associated with it or to clear the cached data using single-click controls. To take full advantage of Varnish, you can assign a dedicated IP address to the websites that will employ it.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated web hosting plans which are ordered with the in-house developed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is among the pre-installed software platforms that you will get with the dedicated machine. The Varnish platform can be set up and managed without effort through Hepsia’s easy-to-use GUI and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you can browse a comprehensive system log, create or restart an instance, clear the cached content associated with any website and much more. Soon after you activate the Varnish platform for a certain domain or sub-domain, it will begin caching the pages requested by your website visitors and once it has cached enough content, you will witness a tremendously faster site performance and a lowered load on your server. With Varnish-dedicated system memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you will be able to use the software platform for load balancing purposes even if you run an enormous number of websites on your server.