Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches info for the sake of faster response times. It’s sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and an Internet browser. When a visitor accesses a specific page, the content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the web server processes this request and delivers the requested content. If Varnish is activated for a specific site, it will cache the pages on the first visit and if the visitor opens a cached page for a second time, the information will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the web server. The increased load speed is a result of the significantly faster response time that the Varnish platform offers compared with any server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the users will keep being served the exact same content over and over again, because any change on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish keeps in its system memory.

Varnish in Shared Website Hosting

You can use Varnish’s full potential and accelerate your websites’ speed regardless of the shared website hosting package that you’ve chosen and you can activate and set up the content caching platform with a few clicks of the mouse through the simple-to-use graphical interface offered by our innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you will be able to choose two separate things – how many Internet sites will employ the Varnish caching platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory. The latter is available in increments of 32 MB and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can order more instances with less memory and vice versa. In case you have plenty of content on a particular site and you receive plenty of website visitors, more system memory will give you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the Varnish caching platform. Hepsia will provide you with simple one-click buttons for cancelling or rebooting any instance, for clearing the cache associated with each website and for viewing detailed logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages offered by our company will allow you to employ Varnish once your new account has been set up, as the platform is offered by default. 64 MB of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the second your account is activated, so you can take advantage of this workload balancing software once you launch your website. In case you’re in need of more system memory, you can order 32 megabytes at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated machine in an instant. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly bound to the amount of memory that you use, which means that you will have more freedom. The Varnish platform will significantly reduce the load generated by your websites, so your visitors can enjoy fast-loading pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish caching platform without efforts from your Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access controls. You’ll be able to start/remove any of the instances that you have, to clear the cached files for any of your Internet sites or to check system logs.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

If you need a powerful web hosting solution and you order one of the Linux dedicated servers hosting packages offered by us, you will be able to use Varnish to enhance the performance of your websites at no extra cost as long as the server is ordered with our next-generation Hepsia Control Panel. Its user-friendly graphical interface will allow you to keep track of system processes, to delete the cached contents or to restart any instance with one single mouse click. The minimum amount of system memory that the Varnish caching platform can employ to cache website content is 3 GB, which is more than enough for a vast number of traffic-intensive websites, so your dedicated server will be able to deal with a gigantic load while your website visitors are having a smooth web browsing experience. As your machine will include a number of dedicated IPs, you’ll be able to use Varnish’s maximum potential.