Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches content for the sake of quicker response times. It is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and its users. When a visitor loads a specific web page, its content is requested by the web browser, and then the web server handles this request and sends back the required information. If Varnish is activated for a given website, it will cache the pages at the very first visit and in case the visitor accesses a cached page for a second time, the content will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the web server. The increased speed is a result of the substantially faster response time that Varnish offers as compared with any web server software. Of course, this does not mean that the users will keep seeing the very same content again and again, as any change on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish caches in its system memory.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux shared hosting services. You can add it to your web hosting account via the Hepsia Control Panel, which is available with all shared web hosting packages and you will get a quite easy-to-work-with GUI, which will give you full control over the caching platform. Using one-click fast-access buttons, you can restart or delete any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer be activated for a specific website. You can also see an elaborate system log file or clear the cache associated with any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your shared web hosting plan, you will be able to choose the total amount of system memory that will be at your disposal for caching purposes and how many sites will use Varnish. You can always add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for best performance, you can get a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use Varnish. This will permit you to take full advantage of your websites and to have numerous happy site visitors.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The semi-dedicated hosting offered by our company will allow you to employ Varnish as soon as your brand new semi-dedicated account has been set up, since the platform comes by default. 64 MB of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the moment your account is enabled, so you can use this workload balancing software once your website has been taken online. In case you’re in need of more memory, you can add 32 MB at a time from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated machine immediately. 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 means that you will enjoy more freedom. The platform will enormously lower the load on the machine that your sites cause, so your site visitors can enjoy fast-loading pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish platform without any effort from your Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access buttons. You will be able to start/delete any of the instances that you’ve got, to clear the cache for any of your Internet sites or to see system logs.

Varnish in VPS Web Hosting

You can take full advantage of the workload balancing potential of Varnish with all our VPS web hosting if you select Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel. The Varnish caching platform is available by default and the memory that it will be able to utilize to cache the content of your websites is dependent on the given Virtual Private Server package that you’ve chosen, but even with the less powerful plans, you will have at least several hundred megabytes of memory at your disposal solely for data caching purposes. This amount is enough to optimize the overall performance of multiple Internet sites. It will take some time for you to observe the effects, since Varnish caches the content that visitors request, but soon thereafter you’ll notice the significantly decreased load on the VPS server and the accelerated site loading speed. Varnish will permit you to make use of a less powerful VPS plan for websites that would typically need a more costly hosting solution.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

When you want a powerful hosting solution and you obtain any of the dedicated hosting services that we’re offering, you can use the Varnish content caching platform to boost the work of your Internet sites at no additional charge as long as the dedicated server is ordered with our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its simple-to-work-with GUI will enable you to keep an eye on platform processes, to delete the cache or to restart any instance with one click. The minimal amount of system memory that the Varnish platform can employ to cache Internet site content is 3 gigabytes, which is quite enough for a vast selection of frequently visited websites, so your dedicated server will be able to cope with a huge load while your site visitors are enjoying a smooth web browsing experience. Since your machine will come with several different dedicated IP addresses, you will be able to make use of Varnish’s full capacity.