Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches content for quicker response times. It is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and its users. When a website visitor opens a certain webpage, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server handles this request and returns the needed info. If Varnish is enabled for a given website, it will cache its pages at the first request and in case the user accesses a cached page once more, the data will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the server. The increased load speed is a result of the much faster response time that Varnish offers as compared with any server software. Of course, this does not mean that the visitors will continue being served the very same content again and again, as any update on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform stores in its memory.

Varnish in Website Hosting

If you host your Internet sites in a website hosting account with us, you will be able to add Varnish with a couple of mouse clicks from your Control Panel. The platform comes as an upgrade with all our packages and you can choose how many sites will use it and the total storage space that will be available for the cached data. The two features that can be upgraded in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the amount of memory and the number of instances and they aren’t directly linked to each other, so you can decide whether you need plenty of memory for one large-scale site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of Varnish if the sites use a dedicated IP. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can quickly start/reboot/stop an instance, clear the cached files individually for each website that uses Varnish or view an exhaustive log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated hosting offered by us will permit you to use Varnish once your brand-new semi-dedicated account has been created, as the data caching platform is available by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the second your account is activated, so you can take advantage of this load distribution software as soon as your website has been launched. If you are in need of more system memory, you can order 32 MB at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated server in an instant. You can also increase the number of the websites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not bound directly to the amount of memory that you use, which goes to say that you’ll enjoy more versatility. The Varnish platform will significantly lower the load on the machine that your websites generate, so your site visitors can enjoy fast-opening web pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish platform with ease through the Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access buttons. You’ll be able to start/discontinue any of the instances that you have, to clear the cache for any of your Internet sites or to see system log files.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll get the Varnish caching platform at no extra charge and you will exert full control over it via a truly user-friendly graphical interface – you will be able to start, to cancel or to restart an instance, to view an exhaustive log, to delete the cached content associated with any Internet site and much more. The Varnish platform will have several GB of system memory at its disposal, so even if you have resource-demanding Internet sites with plenty of visitors, you will notice the substantially better website load speeds and the less load on the dedicated machine. This will happen soon after you start using the Varnish platform, since it will need a certain amount of time to cache the content that people browse. You can make the most of the platform’s potential in case the Internet sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP, but since your dedicated server includes several IP addresses by default, you will not need to pay anything on top of the monthly fee for the machine itself.