Varnish is a web app accelerator platform, which caches data for faster access. It is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and its users. When a visitor accesses a given page, its content is requested by the web browser, and then the web server processes this request and sends back the requested info. If Varnish is enabled for a certain site, it will cache the pages on the first visit and in case the user opens a cached page for a second time, the information will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the server. The improved loading speed is a result of the substantially faster response time that Varnish offers compared with any web server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the website visitors will keep being served the exact same content over and over again, as any change on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish stores in its system memory.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

If you host your sites under a cloud hosting account with our company, you will be able to add Varnish with a couple of clicks from your hosting Control Panel. The platform comes as an optional upgrade with all our shared hosting packages and you can select how many sites will use it and the total amount of system memory that will be used for the cached data. The two upgradeable features in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the number of instances and the amount of memory and they are not linked directly to each other, so you can decide whether you want a lot of memory for one large site or less memory for several smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of the Varnish platform if the sites use a dedicated IP. With the hosting Control Panel, you can effortlessly start/reboot/delete an instance, delete the cached content individually for each site that employs the Varnish platform or check a comprehensive system log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Varnish is a feature, which is offered as standard with all Linux semi-dedicated packages that we are offering and you can use it for load balancing purposes. It is available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can employ it with any website that you host in the account. If you are in need of more, you can increase the system memory allocation. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 megabytes through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The same section will permit you to enable more instances as well, if you wish to use the Varnish caching platform with multiple Internet sites. The two upgrades can be ordered independently – you can cache the content of one frequently visited site or use a number of Internet sites with the default memory quota. You can take full advantage of the Varnish platform if you’ve got a dedicated IP and you can order one with your semi-dedicated plan as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you total control over the platform and, with no more than one mouse click, you’ll be able to clear the cached data, to check a system log or to restart an instance.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

When you need a powerful website hosting solution and you obtain one of the Linux dedicated servers hosting packages offered by our company, you can use the Varnish platform to enhance the performance of your Internet sites at no additional charge on the condition that the dedicated server is ordered with our next-generation Hepsia Control Panel. Its user-friendly graphical interface will allow you to keep an eye on system processes, to delete the cached data or to reboot any instance with one mouse click. The smallest amount of system memory that the caching platform can use to cache site content is 3 gigabytes, which is more than enough for a huge number of large-size sites, so your server will be able to cope with a substantial load while your site visitors are enjoying a smooth web browsing experience. Since your dedicated server will come with a number of dedicated IP addresses, you’ll be able to make use of Varnish’s full capacity.