Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches content for quicker response times. It is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and its users. When a website visitor accesses a given web page, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the web server processes this browser request and returns the necessary info. If Varnish is activated for a specific site, it will cache the pages at the first request and in case the visitor visits a cached page again, the information will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the web server. The increased loading speed is a result of the substantially faster response time that the Varnish platform offers compared with any server software. Of course, this does not mean that the site visitors will keep seeing the very same content over and over again, because any update on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish keeps in its memory.

Varnish in Hosting

We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux hosting and if you want to use it, you can add it to your shared web hosting account through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two different features that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one depends on the number of the websites that you’d like to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 32 MB, refers to the total amount of data that the data caching platform can cache at any particular moment. Hepsia’s user-friendly interface will enable you to delete or to restart any instance, to check detailed system logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just one click. For maximum results, you can use a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your site will load considerably faster, meaning more happy website users and potential customers.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we are offering will permit you to employ Varnish once your brand new semi-dedicated server account has been created, since the caching platform is available by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the second your account is activated, so you can use this load balancing software once your website has been taken online. If you are in need of more memory, you can get 32 megabytes at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated server straight away. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not bound directly to the amount of system memory that you use, which means that you will have more freedom. The caching platform will immensely decrease the load on the machine caused by your websites, so your visitors can enjoy fast-opening pages. You will be able to manage Varnish without effort via your Control Panel using fast-access controls. You’ll be able to start/remove any of the instances that you have, to delete the cache associated with any of your websites or to check system log files.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll acquire the Varnish content caching platform at no additional fee and you’ll exert complete control over it through a truly easy-to-use graphical interface – you will be able to start, to deactivate or to reboot an instance, to browse an in-depth log, to delete the cache associated with any website and much, much more. The Varnish platform will have several gigabytes of memory at its disposal, so even if you’ve got resource-demanding websites with a large number of visitors, you will notice the much better web page loading speeds and the reduced load on your dedicated server. This will happen soon after you begin using Varnish, as it will need some time to cache the site content that users open. You can take full advantage of the platform’s capability in case the sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP address, but due to the fact that your dedicated server comes with a few IPs by default, you will not need to pay anything on top of your monthly charge for the server itself.