Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches data for the sake of faster access. It’s sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and an Internet browser. When a site visitor loads a given web page, the content is requested by the browser, and then the web server processes this request and delivers the requested info. If Varnish is enabled for a specific website, it will cache its pages at the very first request and if the visitor visits a cached page once more, the content will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the server. The improved load speed is a result of the much faster response time that the Varnish platform offers compared to any web server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the website visitors will keep being served the exact same content again and again, as any modification on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform keeps in its system memory.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every shared web hosting and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your web hosting account using the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There’re two different things that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one depends on the number of the Internet sites that you would like to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 32 megabytes, refers to the maximum amount of data that the platform can cache at any given time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with interface will allow you to delete or to restart any instance, to view exhaustive system logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just one click. For best results, you can employ a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your website will load tremendously faster, meaning more happy users and prospective clients.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated servers come with Varnish by default, so you can take advantage of the website accelerator and optimize the load speed of any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You will get 64 MB of memory particularly for the Varnish accelerator at no additional fee and you will be able to enable an instance with no more than a few mouse clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated packages. If you want more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be available to you momentarily. You can also order more instances as an upgrade, so you can decide whether lots of content will be cached for a single website or if the memory will be used by different Internet sites. Hepsia will permit you to restart or to shut down any instance, to check the system log file for it or to delete the cached content using 1-click controls. To take full advantage of the Varnish accelerator, you can allocate a dedicated IP to the sites that will employ it.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can employ Varnish to improve the load speed of any website that is hosted on a dedicated server with us when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready to be used at no extra charge, but you will also have full control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with GUI. It will take only one click of the mouse to start or remove an instance or to delete the cached files for any Internet site that is using Varnish and if you’re more knowledgeable, you can also see the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 gigabytes of memory for website content caching purposes, so even if you run multiple sites on your dedicated server and they all use the caching platform, the improvement in their overall performance will be obvious. You will only need to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever web pages the visitors browse on their end. The Varnish platform works best when the websites use a dedicated IP address, but considering the fact that our dedicated servers come with 3 free-of-cost IPs, you’ll have all that you need.