Varnish is a web app accelerator platform, which caches information for quicker access. It is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and a browser. When a visitor opens a specific page, its content is requested by the web browser, and then the web server handles this browser request and delivers the necessary data. If Varnish is activated for a specific site, it will cache the pages at the very first visit and if the user accesses a cached page again, the information will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the web server. The increased loading speed is an end result of the significantly faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers compared with any server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the website visitors will keep seeing the same content over and over again, since any modification on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform stores in its system memory.

Varnish in Shared Website Hosting

If you host your Internet sites in a shared website hosting account with our company, you will be able to add Varnish with several clicks of the mouse through your hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform is offered as an upgrade with all our shared packages and you can choose the number of the websites that will use it and the total amount of system memory that will be available for the cached content. The two features that can be upgraded in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the amount of system memory and the number of instances and they’re not directly tied to each other, so you can decide if you need lots of memory for one large-size site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can make use of the full potential of the Varnish caching platform in case the websites use a dedicated IP address. With the Control Panel, you can quickly start/restart/stop an instance, clear the cached contents independently for each website that employs Varnish or view an in-depth log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish is included by default with all semi-dedicated servers that we offer and you can use it for load balancing purposes. It is available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The Varnish content caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can use it with any website that you host in the semi-dedicated server account. If you are in need of more than that, you can increase the system memory quota. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 megabytes in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The same section will allow you to create more instances as well, if you would like to use the Varnish platform with multiple Internet sites. The two upgrades can be added separately – you can cache the content of a single traffic-consuming website or run a number of sites with the default memory allocation. You can get the most out of Varnish if you have a dedicated IP address and you can get one with your semi-dedicated server package as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you complete control over the caching platform and, with no more than one single click of the mouse, you’ll be able to delete the cached data, to check a system log file or to restart an instance.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can employ Varnish to boost the speed of any site that is hosted on a dedicated server from our company when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the platform ready to be used at no extra fee, but you’ll also have full control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-use graphical interface. It’ll take just one mouse click to start or discontinue an instance or to clear the cache associated with any Internet site that is using Varnish and if you’re more practiced, you can also check the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 gigabytes of system memory for site content caching purposes, so even if you host an enormous number of websites on your machine and they all use the platform, the improvement in their performance will be observable. You’ll only need to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever web pages the site visitors open on their end. The Varnish platform performs best when the Internet sites use a dedicated IP address, but due to the fact that our servers include three cost-free IP addresses, you’ll have all that you need.