Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches info for the sake of faster access. It is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and an Internet browser. When a site visitor accesses a given web page, its content is requested by the browser, and then the server handles this request and returns the necessary data. If Varnish is activated for a given website, it will cache the pages on the very first request and in case the user opens a cached page for a second time, the data will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the server. The increased speed is a result of the significantly faster response time that Varnish offers as compared with any server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the users will continue being served the exact same content again and again, because any change on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform saves in its system memory.

Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting

You can take advantage of Varnish’s full potential and increase your sites’ loading speed regardless of the cloud web hosting plan that you’ve chosen and you can activate and configure the platform with a couple of clicks of the mouse via the user-friendly interface offered by our avant-garde Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be able to choose two different things – how many websites will employ Varnish, in other words – the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can use more instances with less memory and the other way around. In case you’ve got lots of content on a particular Internet site and you receive a lot of visitors, more memory will give you a better result. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the Varnish platform. Hepsia will provide you with simple 1-click buttons for switching off or rebooting any instance, for erasing the cache for each site and for seeing in-depth system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated servers that we offer will allow you to employ Varnish as soon as your brand-new semi-dedicated server account has been set up, as the data caching platform is available by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the moment your account is enabled, so you can make use of this load distribution software as soon as your site has been taken online. If you’re in need of more memory, you can get 32 MB at a time from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated machine right away. You can also increase the number of the websites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly linked to the amount of memory that you use, which goes to say that you’ll have more flexibility. The Varnish caching platform will greatly decrease the load on the semi-dedicated machine that your websites generate, so your site visitors can enjoy fast-opening web pages. You’ll be able to manage Varnish without any effort through the Hepsia Control Panel using fast-access controls. You will be able to start/disable any of the instances that you’ve got, to delete the cached files associated with any of your Internet sites or to check system log files.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can use Varnish in order to enhance the speed of any website that is hosted on a dedicated server from our company if the Hepsia Control Panel is installed on the machine. Not only will you get the content caching platform ready for use at no extra charge, but you’ll also exert full control over it via Hepsia’s easy-to-work-with GUI. It will take only one mouse click to start or disable an instance or to delete the cached content associated with any website that is using the Varnish platform and if you’re more advanced, you can also view the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 GB of system memory for web content caching purposes, so even in case you run plenty of sites on your server and they all use the platform, the difference in their overall performance will be apparent. You will simply have to wait for a little while till Varnish caches whatever web pages the site visitors access on their end. The platform performs best if the Internet sites use a dedicated IP address, but considering the fact that our dedicated servers include 3 charge-free IPs, you’ll have everything you need.