Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches content for quicker access. It’s sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and its users. When a site visitor accesses a specific webpage, its content is requested by the web browser, and then the web server processes this request and sends back the needed information. If Varnish is activated for a given website, it will cache its pages on the very first request and in case the user opens a cached page for a second time, the content will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the web server. The increased load speed is an end result of the much faster response speed that Varnish offers as compared to any web server software. Of course, this does not mean that the website visitors will keep seeing the very same content over and over again, as any update on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish stores in its system memory.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

In case you host your websites under a shared web hosting account with our company, you will be able to activate Varnish with a couple of clicks from your Control Panel. The content caching platform comes as an upgrade with all our hosting plans and you can choose the number of the websites that will use it and the maximum storage space that will be used for the cached data. The two upgradeable features in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the number of instances and the amount of system memory and they’re not tied directly to each other, so you can decide whether you need plenty of memory for one large-sized website or less memory for several smaller ones. You can take advantage of the full potential of the Varnish platform if the websites use a dedicated IP address. With the Control Panel, you can effortlessly start/restart/deactivate an instance, delete the cached data independently for each site that uses the Varnish platform or view an in-depth log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated packages that we’re offering will permit you to employ Varnish once your brand new semi-dedicated server account has been opened, since the caching platform is available by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the second your account is activated, so you can make use of this workload balancing software as soon as your site has been launched. In case you are in need of more system memory, you can add 32 MB at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated machine instantly. You can also increase the number of the websites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly tied to the amount of memory that you use, which goes to say that you’ll have more flexibility. The Varnish platform will substantially reduce the load on the semi-dedicated machine generated by your websites, so your visitors can enjoy fast-loading web pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish caching platform with no effort through your Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access controls. You’ll be able to start/terminate any of the instances that you have, to clear the cached files associated with any of your websites or to check system logs.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

All Linux dedicated servers hosting packages which are ordered with the custom-built Hepsia web hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed software platforms that you’ll get with the dedicated server. The Varnish data caching platform can be configured and administered with ease through Hepsia’s easy-to-navigate interface and, with no more than one single click, you can see an exhaustive log, add or reboot an instance, clear the cached data for any Internet site and much, much more. Soon after you enable the Varnish platform for a particular domain or sub-domain, it will begin caching the pages browsed by your visitors and once it has cached enough web content, you will perceive a considerably better site performance and a reduced load on the machine. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the software platform for workload distribution purposes even if you run lots of sites on the dedicated server.