Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches info for the sake of faster access. It’s occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and a web browser. When a site visitor loads a certain page, its content is requested by the web browser, and then the server processes this browser request and delivers the necessary data. If Varnish is enabled for a specific site, it will cache its pages at the first visit and if the visitor visits a cached page for a second time, the data will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the web server. The improved speed is an end result of the significantly faster response time that the Varnish platform offers compared to any server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the website visitors will continue seeing the same content over and over again, because any update on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform saves in its system memory.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

If you host your websites under a shared hosting account with us, you will be able to add Varnish with several clicks through your hosting Control Panel. The platform comes as an upgrade with all our hosting packages and you can select the number of the websites that will use it and the maximum amount of system memory that will be used for the cached content. The two features that can be upgraded in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the amount of memory and the number of instances and they aren’t directly linked to each other, so you can choose if you want lots of memory for one single large-scale website or less memory for several smaller ones. You can unleash the full potential of the Varnish caching platform in case the websites use a dedicated IP address. With the hosting Control Panel, you can swiftly start/restart/cancel an instance, clear the cached contents individually for each site which uses the Varnish platform or check a detailed log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated hosting offered by our company will permit you to employ Varnish as soon as your new semi-dedicated server account has been opened, as the caching platform is available by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the moment your account is activated, so you can take advantage of this workload distribution software once your site has been built. If you need more memory, you can add 32 megabytes at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated machine immediately. You can also increase the number of the websites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not bound directly to the amount of system memory that you use, which goes to say that you’ll enjoy more flexibility. The caching platform will substantially decrease the load on the semi-dedicated server that your sites cause, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-loading pages. You’ll be able to manage the Varnish platform without efforts from your Hepsia Control Panel using fast-access controls. You’ll be able to start/terminate any of the instances that you’ve got, to delete the cached files for any of your sites or to check system log files.

Varnish in VPS Web Hosting

You can take advantage of Varnish with any of our virtual private server plans at no extra charge, since the platform is pre-installed and is included by default. The only condition is that the Virtual Private Server must come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you’ll be able to activate Varnish for any of your websites with just a couple of clicks. Each plan includes a different amount of system memory for caching purposes, but you’ll get no less than several hundred MB, which is sufficient even for several busy websites. Shortly after you enable Varnish, it will start caching the content that your site visitors request, so you’ll notice the substantially better Internet site loading speeds and the decreased load on your Virtual Private Server very soon. Varnish will allow you to use a less expensive server, as you will not require that many resources to warrant the correct operation of your websites even if you run heavy-traffic Internet sites with plenty of visitors. Optimal results are accomplished if the sites which use the Varnish platform use also a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

You can employ Varnish in order to accelerate any site that is hosted on a dedicated server from our company if the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready to be used at no extra charge, but you will also exert total control over it via Hepsia’s simple-to-work-with interface. It will take just one single click of the mouse to start or disable an instance or to delete the cached files for any site that’s using the Varnish platform and if you are more tech-savvy, you can also view the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with no less than three gigabytes of memory for web content caching purposes, so even if you host an enormous number of sites on your machine and they all use the Varnish platform, the improvement in their performance will be visible. You will just need to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever webpages the website visitors access on their end. The platform performs best if the Internet sites use a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that our dedicated servers come with three free IP addresses, you will have all that you need.