Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches data for quicker access. It’s occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and a web browser. When a site visitor loads a given web page, the content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server handles this browser request and returns the requested data. If Varnish is enabled for a certain site, it will cache its pages at the first request and if the user opens a cached page for a second time, the information will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the web server. The boosted load speed is an end result of the considerably faster response speed that Varnish offers compared to any web server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the users will keep seeing the same content over and over again, as any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform caches in its memory.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

You can take advantage of Varnish’s potential and accelerate your websites irrespective of the shared hosting plan that you’ve picked and you can add and set up the content caching platform with several clicks of the mouse through the simple-to-work-with interface offered by our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the procedure, you will be able to select two separate things – how many Internet sites will use the Varnish caching platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much info will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 MB and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can add more instances with less memory and the other way around. In case you’ve got plenty of content on a given site and you receive numerous site visitors, more memory will give you a better result. You may also consider using a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish caching platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with simple 1-click controls for deleting or rebooting any instance, for erasing the cache for each website and for checking elaborate system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish is offered by default with all semi-dedicated servers offered by us and you can use it for workload distribution purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The content caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can employ it with any site that you host in the semi-dedicated account. In case you’re in need of more, you can increase the system memory allowance. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 megabytes in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The very same Upgrades section will allow you to create more instances too, if you’d like to use Varnish with more sites. The two things can be added independently – you can cache the content of one traffic-hungry site or use several sites with the default memory allowance. You can take full advantage of the Varnish platform if you’ve got a dedicated IP and you can get one with your semi-dedicated server plan as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you total control over the platform and, with no more than one single click, you will be able to clear the cached content, to check a system log or to reboot an instance.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

When you need a more powerful web hosting solution and you purchase any of the dedicated servers that we offer, you will be able to use the Varnish caching platform to optimize the work of your websites at no extra cost on the condition that the dedicated machine is ordered with our innovative Hepsia Control Panel. Its easy-to-use interface will enable you to keep track of system processes, to clear the cached content or to reboot any instance with one mouse click. The smallest amount of memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache site content is three gigabytes, which is more than enough for a huge number of traffic-intensive websites, so your server will be able to cope with a substantial load while your site visitors are enjoying a seamless web browsing experience. Since your dedicated server will include several dedicated IP addresses, you will be able to make use of Varnish’s maximum potential.