Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches info for quicker access. It’s sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and a browser. When a visitor loads a given web page, the content is requested by the web browser, and then the server processes this request and delivers the required data. If Varnish is activated for a given website, it will cache the pages on the first request and in case the user accesses a cached page for a second time, the data will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the server. The increased loading speed is an end result of the much faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers compared with any server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the site visitors will keep being served the same content over and over again, as any change on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish keeps in its system memory.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each shared hosting plan and if you want to use it, you can add it to your hosting account via the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. There’re two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the websites that you want to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which is offered in increments of 32 megabytes, pertains to the total amount of content that the content caching platform can cache at any given moment. Hepsia’s easy-to-use graphical interface will permit you to disable or to restart any instance, to view elaborate system logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just a click. For maximum results, you can employ a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your website will open significantly faster, which means more satisfied site users and potential customers.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated hosting plans come with Varnish by default, so you can take advantage of the accelerator and speed up any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You will get 64 megabytes of system memory exclusively for Varnish at no additional fee and you’ll be able to activate an instance with no more than a couple of mouse clicks via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated server packages. If you want more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 MB through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be at your disposal straight away. You can also add more instances as an upgrade, so you can decide if plenty of content will be cached for a single site or if the available memory will be used by different Internet sites. Hepsia will permit you to reboot or to disable any instance, to check the system log for it or to clear the cached content using single-click controls. To get the most out of Varnish, you can allocate a dedicated IP address to the websites which will employ it.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you need the most powerful hosting solution and you get any of the dedicated web hosting plans that we are offering, you will be able to use the Varnish platform to enhance the work of your websites at no additional fee as long as the dedicated server is ordered with our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its simple-to-navigate GUI will allow you to keep track of system processes, to delete the cache or to reboot any instance with one click. The minimal amount of system memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache site content is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough for a vast selection of traffic-consuming Internet sites, so your server will be able to cope with a colossal load while your site visitors are enjoying a smooth browsing experience. Since your dedicated machine will come with a number of dedicated IP addresses, you’ll be able to make use of Varnish’s full capacity.