Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches data for the sake of faster access. It’s occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and its users. When a visitor opens a specific web page, its content is requested by the web browser, and then the web server handles this request and delivers the requested data. If Varnish is activated for a website, it will cache the pages at the first request and in case the user visits a cached page for a second time, the data will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the server. The increased load speed is an end result of the substantially faster response time that Varnish offers compared to any web server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the site visitors will keep being served the exact same content again and again, as any update on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish caches in its memory.

Varnish in Web Hosting

We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux web hosting package and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your shared website hosting account using the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the sites that you want to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 32 MB, pertains to the total amount of data that the data caching platform can store at any given moment. The Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-use graphical interface will permit you to deactivate or to reboot any instance, to view exhaustive system logs or to clear the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For best results, you can employ a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your site will open substantially faster, which means more pleased users and prospective clients.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Varnish data caching platform is an essential part of the standard set of services that you will obtain if you decide to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can enable it for any of your Internet sites via our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel. The default memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache content is 64 megabytes, but in case you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this amount from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the sites that can use this platform simultaneously. As these two features are not bound to each other, you can use several websites with the default memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for one single site. Varnish performs best if you set a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with an easy means of rebooting any instance. Also, you will be able to clear the cached data with just one single click of the mouse.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

If you want the most powerful web hosting solution and you buy any of the Linux dedicated servers hosting packages offered by us, you will be able to use the Varnish content caching platform to boost the performance of your sites at no extra cost as long as the dedicated server is ordered with our next-generation Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its simple-to-navigate graphical interface will allow you to keep track of system processes, to clear the cache or to restart any instance with one single click. The minimal amount of memory that the Varnish platform can employ to cache site content is 3 GB, which is quite enough for a large number of resource-hungry sites, so your server will be able to handle a substantial load while your website visitors are having a smooth browsing experience. Since your dedicated machine will include several dedicated IPs, you’ll be able to make use of Varnish’s maximum capacity.