Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches data for the sake of quicker response times. It is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and a browser. When a visitor accesses a certain web page, its content is requested by the browser, and then the server processes this browser request and delivers the requested information. If Varnish is activated for a certain site, it will cache its pages on the first visit and in case the user accesses a cached page once more, the data will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the server. The increased loading speed is a result of the considerably faster response time that the Varnish platform offers as compared with any server software. Of course, this does not mean that the site visitors will continue seeing the very same content again and again, as any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform caches in its memory.

Varnish in Web Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each of our web hosting. You can add it to your web hosting account via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with all shared packages and you’ll get a really simple-to-use interface, which will give you full control over the content caching platform. Using one-click fast-access buttons, you can reboot or delete any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer be enabled for a specific website. You can also check an exhaustive system log file or clear the cache for any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your web hosting plan, you’ll be able to select the maximum amount of memory that will be at your disposal for data caching purposes and the number of the websites that will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for top performance, you can set a dedicated IP for the sites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to get the most out of your Internet sites and to have lots of pleased visitors.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated servers include Varnish by default, so you can take advantage of the accelerator and optimize the speed of any site that you host on our platform. You’ll get 64 megabytes of system memory particularly for Varnish at no extra cost and you will be able to create an instance with no more than a few mouse clicks from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated server packages. If you need more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 MB in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be available to you immediately. You can also add more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can decide whether plenty of content will be cached for one website or if the memory will be used by different Internet sites. Hepsia will enable you to reboot or to stop any instance, to see the system log associated with it or to delete the cached data using one-click controls. To take full advantage of the Varnish accelerator, you can allocate a dedicated IP address to the websites which will employ it.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated servers which are ordered with the in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you will get with the server. The Varnish caching platform can be enabled and managed with no effort through the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with graphical interface and, with no more than one click, you can browse a comprehensive system log, create or restart an instance, delete the cached content associated with any website and much more. Soon after you enable Varnish for a certain domain or subdomain, it will start caching the webpages requested by your website visitors and as soon as it has cached enough web content, you will witness a tremendously faster website performance as well as a decreased load on your dedicated server. With Varnish-dedicated system memory starting at 3 GB, you will be able to use the software platform for workload distribution purposes even if you host lots of Internet sites on the dedicated machine.