Varnish is a web app accelerator platform, which caches content for the sake of quicker access. It is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and a web browser. When a website visitor opens a certain web page, the content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server handles this browser request and delivers the needed data. If Varnish is enabled for a certain website, it will cache the pages at the very first visit and if the user opens a cached page for a second time, the content will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the web server. The improved load speed is an end 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 visitors will keep being served the very same content over and over again, as any update on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform keeps in its memory.

Varnish in Website Hosting

You can use Varnish’s potential and accelerate your websites’ speed regardless of the website hosting package that you have chosen and you can activate and configure the platform with a couple of mouse clicks using the simple-to-use GUI offered by our advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the procedure, you will be able to select two different things – how many Internet sites will employ Varnish, i.e. the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can add more instances with less memory and the other way around. If you have lots of content on a particular Internet site and you win lots of website visitors, more memory will guarantee you a better result. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with easy 1-click buttons for shutting down or restarting any instance, for clearing the cache associated with any site and for checking detailed logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Varnish platform is part of the default set of services that you will get in case you choose to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can set it up for any of your Internet sites through our innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default memory that Varnish can use to cache content is 64 megabytes, but in case you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this amount of memory from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the sites that can use this platform at the same time. As these two things are not tied to each other, you can use several Internet sites with the default amount of memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for one single Internet site. The Varnish caching platform works best when you get a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will give you an easy means of restarting any instance. In addition, you will be able to delete the cached data with only one click of the mouse.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

If you want the most powerful hosting solution and you purchase one of the dedicated servers that we’re offering, you’ll be able to use the Varnish platform to improve the overall performance of your Internet sites at no extra cost on the condition that the server is ordered with our avant-garde Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its simple-to-navigate GUI will permit you to keep track of system processes, to clear the cached content or to reboot any instance with one single click. The minimal amount of system memory that the caching platform can employ to cache website content is 3 GB, which is quite enough for an immense selection of resource-hungry websites, so your server will be able to cope with a tremendous system load while your site visitors are enjoying a smooth browsing experience. As your server will include a number of dedicated IPs, you will be able to use Varnish’s full capacity.