Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches data for quicker response times. It’s sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and a web browser. When a visitor loads a specific webpage, the content is requested by the browser, and then the server handles this request and sends back the needed info. If Varnish is activated for a specific site, it will cache its pages at the first visit and if the user opens 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 significantly faster response time that the Varnish platform offers as compared to any server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the website visitors will continue seeing the same content again and again, since any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish caches in its system memory.

Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting

You can make use of Varnish’s potential and optimize your websites’ loading speed regardless of the cloud web hosting package that you have selected and you can activate and set up the platform with a few clicks of the mouse through the easy-to-work-with GUI offered by our innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be able to choose two separate things – how many websites will employ Varnish, i.e. the number of instances, and how much info will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 megabytes and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can add more instances with less memory and the other way around. In case you have a lot of content on a certain website and you win a lot of site visitors, more memory will give you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use Varnish. Hepsia will provide you with simple 1-click controls for turning off or restarting any instance, for erasing the cache associated with any website and for checking comprehensive system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Varnish is a feature, which comes by default with all Linux semi-dedicated packages offered by our company and you can use it for workload balancing purposes. It is available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The content caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can use it with any website that you host in your semi-dedicated account. In case you need more, you can increase the memory allowance. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 MB through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The exact same Upgrades section will enable you to activate more instances too, if you want to use the Varnish caching platform with more websites. The two upgrades can be added independently – you can cache the content of one regularly visited Internet site or run a number of sites with the default memory. You can get the most out of the Varnish caching platform in case you have a dedicated IP and you can get one with your semi-dedicated server package as well. Hepsia will give you complete control over the caching platform and, with no more than one single mouse click, you will be able to clear the cached data, to see a log file or to restart an instance.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

You can use Varnish to accelerate the speed of any site that is hosted on a dedicated server with our company if the Hepsia Control Panel is pre-installed on the machine. Not only will you get the content caching platform ready for use at no extra fee, but you’ll also have total control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-use interface. It’ll take just one mouse click to start or deactivate an instance or to clear the cache associated with any Internet site that is using the Varnish platform and if you are more advanced, you can also browse the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 GB of virtual memory for caching purposes, so even if you run an enormous number of sites on your dedicated machine and they all use the Varnish caching platform, the difference in their performance will be detectable. You will just need to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever web pages the visitors access on their end. The platform works best when the sites use a dedicated IP address, but owing to the fact that our dedicated servers come with 3 charge-free IPs, you’ll have all that you need.