Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches content for the sake of quicker response times. It is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and its users. When a website visitor opens a particular webpage, the content is requested by the web browser, and then the web server handles this request and returns the required info. If Varnish is activated for a site, it will cache the pages on the first visit and if the user visits a cached page once more, the information will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the server. The boosted speed is a result of the substantially faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers as compared with any server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the users will continue seeing the exact same content again and again, as any change on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform caches in its memory.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

You can make use of Varnish’s full potential and enhance the speed of your websites irrespective of the shared hosting package that you have picked and you can enable and set up the data caching platform with a few mouse clicks via the user-friendly interface offered by our next-generation Hepsia Control Panel. During the procedure, you’ll be able to choose two separate things – how many Internet sites will use the Varnish platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much data will be cached, i.e. 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 add more instances with less memory and vice versa. If you’ve got a lot of content on a particular site and you receive a lot of visitors, more memory will guarantee you a better result. You may also consider using a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with simple 1-click buttons for discontinuing or restarting any instance, for deleting the cache for any website and for checking comprehensive system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting come with Varnish by default, so you can take advantage of the web application accelerator tool and optimize the load speed of any site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You will get 64 megabytes of memory dedicated to Varnish at no additional cost and you can activate an instance with no more than a couple of mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated server plans. If you need more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 MB in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be at your disposal instantaneously. You can also order more instances as an upgrade, so you can decide whether lots of data will be cached for a single site or if the memory will be used by different websites. Hepsia will permit you to restart or to deactivate any instance, to view the system log file for it or to delete the cached content using 1-click controls. To get the most out of Varnish, you can allocate a dedicated IP address to the Internet sites that will employ it.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, you’ll get Varnish at no additional fee and you will exert complete control over it through a truly simple-to-use graphical interface – you will be able to start, to deactivate or to reboot an instance, to browse an in-depth system log, to clear the cached files associated with any website and much more. The Varnish platform will have several GB of memory at its disposal, so even if you own resource-hungry sites with multiple visitors, you’ll notice the significantly better website load times and the lowered server load. This will happen shortly after you start using the Varnish platform, since it will require some time to cache the content that users open. You can make the most of the platform’s capacity if the websites that are using it also use a dedicated IP address, but since your server includes several IPs by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of your monthly fee for the machine itself.