Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web application accelerator that can increase the speed of a website by up to 1000 percent, depending on its content. Anytime a visitor opens any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor accesses it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will load substantially faster, as the Varnish caching platform can deliver data many times faster than any web server software. The result will be a considerably faster loading website, which means a much-improved website browsing experience. If any of the cached webpages is updated on the live website, the info that Varnish caches in its memory is updated too, so the visitors will never see out-of-date content.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

If you host your Internet sites under a shared hosting account with us, you’ll be able to add Varnish with a few mouse clicks through your Control Panel. The data caching platform comes as an optional upgrade with all our web 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 content. The two upgradeable features in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the amount of system memory and the number of instances and they aren’t tied directly to each other, so you can decide if you need a lot of memory for a single large-size site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can use the full potential of Varnish in case the sites use a dedicated IP. Using the Control Panel, you can swiftly start/reboot/deactivate an instance, clear the cached content independently for each website that employs the Varnish platform or check an exhaustive log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we are offering will permit you to use Varnish once your brand-new account has been created, since the data caching platform is offered by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the moment your account is enabled, so you can use this workload distribution software once you launch your site. If you need more system memory, you can get 32 MB at a time from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated server in a flash. You can also increase the number of the websites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly linked to the amount of memory that you use, which suggests that you will have more freedom. The Varnish caching platform will significantly lower the load on the semi-dedicated server produced by your websites, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-loading pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish platform with ease through the Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access buttons. You will be able to start/shut down any of the instances that you’ve got, to delete the cached files associated with any of your websites or to check system logs.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll acquire Varnish at no additional fee and you will have total control over it through a really easy-to-navigate graphical interface – you will be able to start, to delete or to restart an instance, to view a detailed log, to delete the cached data for any website and much, much more. The Varnish platform will have several gigabytes of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you manage resource-demanding Internet sites with many visitors, you will notice the substantially better page loading speeds and the decreased load on the dedicated server. This will happen soon after you begin using Varnish, as it will need a certain amount of time to cache the content that users request. You can make the most of the platform’s potential if the sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP address, but since 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.