Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches info for quicker access. It’s sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and a browser. When a visitor opens a given webpage, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the web server handles this browser request and delivers the necessary data. If Varnish is activated for a site, it will cache the pages on the very first request and in case the visitor visits a cached page once more, the content will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the server. The increased loading speed is a result of the substantially faster response time that Varnish offers compared to any web server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the website visitors will continue being served the same content again and again, since any update on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform stores in its system memory.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

In case you host your websites under a cloud hosting account with us, you will be able to activate Varnish with a few mouse clicks via your Control Panel. The content caching platform is available as an optional upgrade with all our plans and you can choose how many websites will use it and the total storage space that will be available for the cached content. The two upgradeable features in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the number of instances and the amount of system memory and they aren’t tied directly to each other, so you can decide if you want a lot of memory for a single large site or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can use the full potential of Varnish in case the sites use a dedicated IP. With the Control Panel, you can swiftly start/reboot/delete an instance, delete the cached data individually for each site that employs the Varnish platform or view a detailed log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated plans include Varnish by default, so you can use the website accelerator tool and speed up any site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You will get 64 megabytes of memory dedicated to the Varnish accelerator at no additional cost and you will be able to create an instance with no more than a few mouse clicks via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated server packages. In case you want more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be at your disposal straight away. You can also order more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can decide if plenty of data will be cached for a single website or if the available memory will be utilized by several websites. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to reboot or to discontinue any instance, to see the system log file for it or to clear the cached content using 1-click controls. To take full advantage of the Varnish accelerator, you can get a dedicated IP address for the sites which will use it.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated web hosting plans which are ordered with the in-house developed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel feature Varnish, which is among the pre-installed software platforms that you’ll get with the dedicated server. The Varnish caching platform can be activated and administered effortlessly through Hepsia’s easy-to-work-with GUI and, with no more than one single click, you can browse a detailed system log, add or restart an instance, delete the cached files associated with any Internet site and much more. Soon after you activate the Varnish platform for a given domain or sub-domain, it will start caching the pages requested by your visitors and as soon as it has cached enough content, you will observe a tremendously better site performance in addition to a reduced load on the server. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at three gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the software platform for workload balancing purposes even if you host a huge number of websites on the machine.