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

Varnish in Shared Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux shared hosting. You can add it to your hosting account through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is available with all shared hosting packages and you will get a rather easy-to-use GUI, which will give you complete control over the content caching system. Using 1-click fast-access controls, you can restart or disable any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be enabled for a specific website. You can also see an elaborate log file or delete the cache associated with any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your web hosting package, you will be able to select the total amount of system memory that will be at your disposal for data caching purposes and the number of the websites that will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for optimum performance, you can allocate a dedicated IP address to the websites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to get the most out of your sites and to have plenty of pleased website users.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Varnish is offered as standard with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting offered by our company and you can use it for workload balancing purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The Varnish caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can use it with any Internet site that you host in the semi-dedicated server account. If you are in need of more than that, you can increase the memory allocation. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 MB in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The very same Upgrades section will allow you to add more instances as well, if you want to use Varnish with more websites. The two things can be ordered independently – you can cache the content of one single regularly visited website or run several sites with the default memory. You can take full advantage of the Varnish caching platform if you’ve got a dedicated IP and you can order one with your semi-dedicated plan as well. Hepsia will give you full control over the caching platform and, with no more than one single click of the mouse, you will be able to clear the cached content, to see a system log file or to reboot an instance.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll get the Varnish platform at no extra charge and you will exert complete control over it via a pretty user-friendly GUI – you’ll be able to start, to delete or to reboot an instance, to view an exhaustive system log, to clear the cached data for any Internet site and much, much more. The Varnish platform will have several GB of memory at its disposal, so even if you own large-size Internet sites with numerous visitors, you’ll notice the substantially better site loading speeds and the lowered server load. This will become a fact soon after you begin using the Varnish platform, since it will require a certain amount of time to cache the content that visitors access. You can take full advantage of the platform’s capability in case the sites that are using it also use a dedicated IP address, but considering the fact that your dedicated server includes a couple of IPs by default, you will not have to pay anything on top of your monthly charge for the machine itself.