Varnish is a web app accelerator platform, which caches information for quicker response times. It’s sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and a browser. When a visitor accesses a certain webpage, the content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server handles this browser request and delivers the needed content. If Varnish is activated for a particular site, it will cache its pages at the very first request and in case the visitor opens a cached page for a second time, the content will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the web server. The boosted speed is a result of the much faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers compared with any server software. Of course, this does not mean that the users will continue seeing the exact same content again and again, since any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish keeps in its memory.

Varnish in Web Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux web hosting. You can add it to your website hosting account from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with all shared packages and you’ll get a rather simple-to-use interface, which will grant you complete control over the content caching system. Using one-click quick-access buttons, you can reboot or remove any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer work for a specific website. You can also check a detailed system log file or clear the cache associated with any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your shared hosting plan, you’ll be able to select the maximum amount of system memory that will be available to you 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 address for the websites that will use Varnish. This will permit you to get the most out of your websites and to have a lot of pleased site users.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting come with Varnish by default, so you can make full use of the web application accelerator and improve the loading speed of any website that you host on our platform. You will get 64 MB of memory particularly for the Varnish accelerator at no additional cost and you will be able to add an instance with no more than a couple of clicks of the mouse through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated packages. If you need more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 MB through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be available to you momentarily. You can also order more instances as an upgrade, so you can choose whether plenty of data will be cached for one website or if the memory will be utilized by different Internet sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to reboot or to remove any instance, to see the system log for it or to delete the cached data using 1-click controls. To take full advantage of the Varnish accelerator, you can assign a dedicated IP to the Internet sites which will employ it.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

All Linux dedicated web hosting which are ordered with the in-house built Hepsia web hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you’ll get with the dedicated machine. The Varnish data caching platform can be configured and administered without effort from the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with interface and, with no more than one single click of the mouse, you can view a comprehensive system log, create or restart an instance, clear the cached content for any site and much, much more. Soon after you activate Varnish for a particular domain or sub-domain, it will start caching the webpages loaded by your visitors and once it has cached enough content, you’ll witness a significantly faster site performance and a decreased load on the server. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the platform for workload distribution purposes even if you host an enormous number of sites on your machine.