Varnish is a web app accelerator platform, which caches info for faster response times. 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 particular webpage, the content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the web server processes this request and delivers the needed info. If Varnish is activated for a site, it will cache the pages on the first request and if the user visits a cached page again, the information will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the server. The improved speed is an end result of the significantly faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers compared with any web server software. Of course, this does not mean that the users will keep being served the same content again and again, since any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish caches in its system memory.

Varnish in Shared Website Hosting

You can unlock Varnish’s potential and accelerate your websites’ loading speed irrespective of the shared website hosting package that you have selected and you can activate and configure the content caching platform with a few clicks of the mouse using the easy-to-work-with graphical interface offered by our innovative Hepsia Control Panel. During the procedure, you’ll be able to choose two different things – how many Internet sites will use the Varnish platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much data will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 MB and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can use more instances and less memory and vice versa. If you have a lot of content on a given website and you draw plenty of website visitors, more memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the Varnish platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with simple one-click buttons for shutting down or restarting any instance, for erasing the cache associated with each Internet site and for seeing exhaustive system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated hosting plans that we are offering will permit you to employ Varnish once your brand new account has been set up, as the content caching platform is offered by default. 64 MB of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the second your account is enabled, so you can make use of this load distribution software once your website has been taken online. If you need more memory, you can add 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated machine straight away. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not linked directly to the amount of system memory that you use, which means that you will enjoy more freedom. The Varnish platform will considerably decrease the load on the semi-dedicated machine that your sites produce, so your visitors can enjoy fast-loading pages. You’ll be able to manage Varnish with ease through the Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access buttons. You’ll be able to start/shut down any of the instances that you’ve got, to delete the cache associated with any of your Internet sites or to see system logs.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated web hosting plans which are ordered with the in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed platforms that you’ll get with the server. The Varnish platform can be set up and managed with no effort from the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-navigate GUI and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you can check a detailed system log, create or restart an instance, clear the cache for any site and much more. Shortly after you enable the Varnish platform for a particular domain or subdomain, it will begin caching the web pages loaded by the website visitors and as soon as it has cached enough content, you will observe a tremendously better site performance plus a lowered load on your server. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the platform for workload distribution purposes even if you run an enormous number of sites on the server.