Varnish is a web app accelerator platform, which caches information for faster access. It is occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and a web browser. When a site visitor opens a given webpage, the content is requested by the browser, and then the server processes this request and returns the needed information. If Varnish is enabled for a certain website, it will cache the pages at the first request and in case the user accesses a cached page once more, the information will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the server. The improved speed is an end result of the much faster response speed that Varnish offers compared with any server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the users will keep being served the same content again and again, since any change on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish caches in its memory.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

If you host your Internet sites in a shared web hosting account with our company, you will be able to add Varnish with several clicks of the mouse through your Control Panel. The caching platform comes as an optional upgrade with all our shared plans and you can choose how many sites will use it and the maximum storage space 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’re not directly tied to each other, so you can choose if you want lots of memory for one large-sized website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of Varnish in case the sites use a dedicated IP address. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can swiftly start/reboot/shut down an instance, clear the cached data individually for each website that uses the Varnish platform or view an elaborate system log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer will permit you to employ Varnish once your brand new account has been created, as the platform is offered by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the moment your account is activated, so you can take advantage of this load distribution software as soon as your website has been built. In case you are in need of more system memory, you can order 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated machine in an instant. You can also increase the number of the websites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly tied to the amount of memory that you use, which suggests that you will enjoy more versatility. The platform will noticeably lower the load on the semi-dedicated machine that your websites cause, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-opening web pages. You will be able to manage Varnish without any effort from your Control Panel using fast-access buttons. You will be able to start/shut down any of the instances that you’ve got, to delete the cached content associated with any of your websites or to view system logs.

Varnish in VPS Web Hosting

You can use the workload balancing capabilities of Varnish with all our Linux VPS web hosting when you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The Varnish content caching platform comes by default and the memory that it’ll be able to utilize to cache your website content is dependent on the particular VPS package that you have chosen, but even with the less powerful packages, you’ll have at least several hundred MB of system memory at your disposal solely for data caching purposes. This amount is enough to boost the overall performance of multiple Internet sites. It’ll take some time for you to notice the effects, as the Varnish platform caches the content that visitors access, but soon thereafter you will notice the substantially lowered load on your server and the improved Internet site browsing speed. The Varnish platform will permit you to use a lower-end plan for sites which would normally require a more costly hosting solution.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

You can use Varnish to improve the speed of any website that’s hosted on a dedicated server from our company if the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed on the machine. Not only will you get the caching platform ready to be used at no extra cost, but you’ll also exert complete control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s intuitive GUI. It will take just one click to start or delete an instance or to delete the cached files associated with any Internet site that is using Varnish and in case you’re more proficient, you can also see the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with no less than three gigabytes of virtual memory for caching purposes, so even in case you run lots of Internet sites on your dedicated machine and they all use the platform, the improvement in their performance will be obvious. You will simply need to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever content the site visitors browse on their end. The Varnish platform performs best when the sites use a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that our servers include three free IPs, you’ll have all that you need.