Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches content for quicker response times. It’s occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and an Internet browser. When a site visitor loads a particular web page, the content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the web server handles this browser request and delivers the required info. If Varnish is enabled for a particular website, it will cache the pages at the very first visit and if the user accesses a cached page again, the content will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the web server. The improved load speed is an end result of the substantially faster response speed that Varnish offers as compared to any web server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the visitors will keep seeing the same content again and again, since any update on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform saves in its system memory.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

In case you host your sites in a shared hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to activate Varnish with a couple of mouse clicks via your hosting Control Panel. The content caching platform is offered as an upgrade with all our packages and you can select how many websites will use it and the maximum amount of system memory that will be available for the cached data. The two upgradeable features in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the amount of system memory and the number of instances and they are not directly tied to each other, so you can decide whether you want lots of memory for one large-scale site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can take advantage of the full potential of the Varnish caching platform in case the websites use a dedicated IP. With the Control Panel, you can quickly start/restart/terminate an instance, delete the cached content individually for each website which employs Varnish or view an in-depth log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Varnish is included as standard with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer and you can use it for workload balancing purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can employ it with any site that you host in the semi-dedicated server account. In case you are in need of more than that, you can increase the system memory quota. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 megabytes through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The exact same Upgrades section will allow you to add more instances as well, in case you would like to use Varnish with more Internet sites. The two upgrades can be added independently – you can cache the content of one single traffic-heavy Internet site or run several different Internet sites with the default memory quota. You can get the most out of Varnish in case you’ve got a dedicated IP and you can order one with your semi-dedicated server package as well. Hepsia will give you total control over the platform and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you’ll be able to clear the cached contents, to see a log or to reboot an instance.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

When you need a powerful web hosting solution and you purchase any of the Linux dedicated hosting offered by us, you will be able to use the Varnish platform to enhance the overall performance of your sites at no extra fee as long as the server is ordered with our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel. Its easy-to-navigate GUI will enable you to monitor system processes, to delete the cached data or to reboot any instance with one click. The minimal amount of memory that Varnish can employ to cache content is 3 gigabytes, which is more than enough for a large number of large-sized websites, so your server will be able to handle an immense system load while your visitors are having a seamless browsing experience. Since your server will come with several dedicated IP addresses, you’ll be able to use Varnish’s full potential.