Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches content for faster response times. It’s sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and a web browser. When a visitor opens a certain web page, its content is requested by the web browser, and then the server handles this browser request and delivers the necessary data. If Varnish is enabled for a specific website, it will cache the pages on the first visit and in case the user accesses a cached page again, the data will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the server. The boosted load speed is a result of the much faster response speed that Varnish offers compared with any web server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the site visitors will keep seeing the same content over and over again, since any update on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish keeps in its system memory.

Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting

You can take advantage of Varnish’s potential and increase the loading speed of your websites regardless of the cloud website hosting package that you’ve picked and you can activate and configure the data caching platform with a couple of mouse clicks from the simple-to-use GUI offered by our next-gen Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be able to choose two different things – how many Internet sites will use the Varnish platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much info will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 MB and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can order more instances with less memory and the other way around. If you have plenty of content on a particular site and you draw plenty of website visitors, more system memory will give you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish platform. Hepsia will provide you with easy one-click controls for shutting down or restarting any instance, for erasing the cache for any website and for viewing exhaustive system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish is a feature, which comes by default with all semi-dedicated hosting plans that we’re offering and you can use it for load distribution purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can use it with any Internet site that you host in your semi-dedicated server account. In case you’re in need of more than that, you can increase the memory quota. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 megabytes in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The exact same Upgrades section will allow you to activate more instances too, in case you would like to use the Varnish platform with multiple Internet sites. The two things can be ordered independently – you can cache the content of one single busy Internet site or use several sites with the default memory allocation. You can get the most out of the Varnish caching platform if you use a dedicated IP and you can order one with your semi-dedicated server plan as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will grant you complete control over the caching platform and, with no more than one click, you’ll be able to clear the cached data, to view a log or to restart an instance.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you want the most powerful web hosting solution and you acquire any of the dedicated web hosting plans offered by our company, you will be able to use Varnish to enhance the overall performance of your sites at no extra fee as long as the server is ordered with our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel. Its easy-to-navigate GUI will enable you to keep an eye on platform processes, to delete the cached files or to restart any instance with one mouse click. The minimal amount of memory that Varnish can employ to cache site content is 3 GB, which is more than enough for a vast collection of high-demand sites, so your dedicated server will be able to cope with an enormous load while your Internet site visitors are enjoying a seamless web browsing experience. Since your dedicated machine will come with a number of dedicated IPs, you’ll be able to use Varnish’s full potential.