Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches data for faster access. It is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and a browser. When a site visitor accesses a certain page, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the web server processes this request and delivers the necessary content. If Varnish is activated for a certain site, it will cache the pages at the first request and in case the user visits a cached page once more, the information will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the server. The boosted loading speed is a result of the much faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers compared to any web server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the visitors will keep being served the exact same content over and over again, as any update on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform stores in its system memory.

Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting

You can make use of Varnish’s full potential and boost the loading speed of your sites irrespective of the cloud website hosting plan that you have selected and you can activate and configure the data caching platform with a few clicks using the easy-to-work-with GUI offered by our avant-garde Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you will be able to select two separate things – how many Internet sites will employ the Varnish caching platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much info will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 MB and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can add more instances and less memory and the other way around. If you’ve got a lot of content on a given Internet site and you win lots of site visitors, more system memory will guarantee 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 easy one-click buttons for discontinuing or rebooting any instance, for erasing the cache associated with any Internet site and for seeing exhaustive system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated servers come with Varnish by default, so you can take full advantage of the web app accelerator and increase the load speed of any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You’ll get 64 megabytes of memory exclusively for the Varnish accelerator at no extra cost and you will be able to create an instance with no more than a few clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated packages. In case you want more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be at your disposal momentarily. You can also add more instances as an upgrade, so you can choose whether plenty of data will be cached for a single site or if the memory will be used by multiple websites. Hepsia will permit you to restart or to remove any instance, to see the system log file for it or to clear the cached data using single-click buttons. To take full advantage of the Varnish accelerator, you can allocate a dedicated IP address to the sites which will employ it.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated servers that are ordered with the custom-built Hepsia website hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you’ll get with the dedicated server. The Varnish content caching platform can be enabled and administered with no effort through Hepsia’s simple-to-navigate GUI and, with no more than one single click, you can view an in-depth system log, add or reboot an instance, delete the cached data associated with any website and much, much more. Soon after you set up the Varnish platform for a certain domain or sub-domain, it will begin caching the webpages requested by the site visitors and once it has cached enough web content, you will observe a substantially better website performance as well as a decreased load on your dedicated machine. With Varnish-dedicated system memory starting at three gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the software platform for load distribution purposes even if you run a large number of sites on your machine.