Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches data for quicker response times. It is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and a web browser. When a website visitor loads a given web page, the content is requested by the browser, and then the web server processes this request and returns the required info. If Varnish is activated for a given site, it will cache the pages at the first request and if the visitor accesses a cached page once again, the content will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the server. The improved loading speed is an end result of the substantially faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers as compared to any server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the visitors will continue being served the same content again and again, because any change on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform caches in its system memory.

Varnish in Website Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux website hosting packages. You can add it to your website hosting account through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is available with all shared web hosting packages and you will get a truly intuitive interface, which will grant you full control over the data caching system. Using 1-click quick-access buttons, you can restart or remove any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer work for a particular website. You can also view an elaborate log file or erase the cache for any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your shared web hosting plan, you’ll be able to select the total amount of memory that will be at your disposal for content caching purposes and the number of the sites that will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for top performance, you can get a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to take full advantage of your websites and to have plenty of pleased visitors.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Varnish content caching platform is included in the standard service set that you will acquire if you choose to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can activate it for any of your sites via our next-generation Hepsia Control Panel. The default system memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache content is 64 MB, but in case you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this amount of memory from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the sites that can use this caching platform at the same time. Since these two features aren’t tied to each other, you can use a couple of websites with the default memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for a single website. Varnish performs best when you assign a dedicated IP address to the sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with an easy means of restarting any instance. On top of that, you will be able to delete the cached content with just a click.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

All Linux dedicated servers hosting packages that are ordered with the in-house developed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel feature Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed software platforms that you’ll get with the dedicated server. The Varnish content caching platform can be set up and administered without any effort through the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-work-with interface and, with no more than one single click of the mouse, you can view an in-depth system log, create or reboot an instance, delete the cached data associated with any site and much, much more. Shortly after you configure Varnish for a particular domain or subdomain, it will start caching the webpages browsed by the website visitors and once it has cached enough content, you’ll observe a significantly faster website performance and a lowered load on the server. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at 3 GB, you will be able to use the platform for workload balancing purposes even if you run multiple Internet sites on the server.