Varnish is a web app accelerator platform, which caches info for the sake of faster access. It is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and its users. When a visitor opens a certain web page, its content is requested by the browser, and then the web server handles this request and delivers the requested content. If Varnish is enabled for a site, it will cache the pages on the first request and if the user opens a cached page once again, the content will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the server. The increased load speed is a result of the much faster response time that the Varnish platform offers compared to any server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the site visitors will continue being served the exact same content again and again, as any modification on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform caches in its memory.

Varnish in Hosting

You can take advantage of Varnish’s full potential and accelerate the load speed of your sites regardless of the hosting package that you have picked and you can activate and set up the platform with several clicks of the mouse from the easy-to-use GUI offered by our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you will be able to choose two separate things – how many Internet sites will use Varnish, i.e. the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can add more instances with less memory and vice versa. In case you have lots of content on a certain website and you get numerous visitors, more memory will guarantee you a better result. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you easy one-click buttons for deleting or restarting any instance, for clearing the cache for each website and for seeing comprehensive system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated servers offered by us will allow you to employ Varnish once your brand new semi-dedicated server account has been opened, as the caching platform comes by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the moment your account is activated, so you can make use of this workload distribution software once your site has been published to the web. In case you need more system memory, you can add 32 megabytes at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated machine immediately. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that employ 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 will have more versatility. The Varnish caching platform will noticeably decrease the server load produced by your websites, so your visitors can enjoy fast-opening pages. You will be able to manage Varnish with ease through your Control Panel using fast-access buttons. You’ll be able to start/discontinue any of the instances that you have, to delete the cached content associated with any of your Internet sites or to see system logs.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can use Varnish in order to increase the loading speed of any website that is hosted on a dedicated server with our company when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed on the machine. Not only will you get the caching platform ready for use at no additional cost, but you will also exert full control over it via Hepsia’s simple-to-work-with graphical interface. It will take just one single click to start or remove an instance or to clear the cached files associated with any website that is using the Varnish platform and in case you are more sophisticated, you can also check the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 gigabytes of system memory for web content caching purposes, so even if you host a huge number of Internet sites on your machine and they all use the caching platform, the improvement in their performance will be visible. You will just need to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever pages the website visitors open on their end. The platform performs best if the Internet sites use a dedicated IP, but since our servers include three free IPs, you will have all that you need.