Varnish is a web application accelerator platform, which caches content for quicker access. It’s sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and an Internet browser. When a site visitor loads a given web page, the content is requested by the browser, and then the web server processes this browser request and returns the required info. If Varnish is enabled for a given website, it will cache its pages at the very first visit and in case the user opens a cached page once more, the content will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the web server. The increased load speed is an end result of the substantially faster response speed that Varnish offers as compared to any web server software. Of course, this does not mean that the site visitors will continue seeing the very same content over and over again, as any change on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform keeps in its memory.

Varnish in Cloud Web Hosting

You can unlock Varnish’s full potential and optimize the speed of your sites irrespective of the cloud web hosting plan that you’ve picked and you can activate and set up the platform with a couple of mouse clicks through the user-friendly GUI offered by our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel. During the procedure, you will be able to choose two separate things – how many sites will employ the Varnish platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much content will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 megabytes and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can use more instances and less memory and vice versa. In case you’ve got a lot of content on a specific website and you draw numerous site visitors, more system memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use Varnish. Hepsia will provide you with simple one-click buttons for switching off or restarting any instance, for deleting the cache for each Internet site and for checking comprehensive system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our Linux semi-dedicated packages include Varnish by default, so you can take full advantage of the web application accelerator tool and accelerate the loading speed of any site that you host on our platform. You’ll get 64 megabytes of memory dedicated to Varnish at no additional charge and you will be able to add an instance with no more than a few clicks of the mouse via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated plans. In case you want more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be at your disposal right away. You can also order more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can choose whether lots of data will be cached for one website or whether the available memory will be used by several websites. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to reboot or to deactivate any instance, to view the system log for it or to clear the cached content using one-click buttons. To take full advantage of Varnish, you can assign a dedicated IP to the websites that will employ it.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

If you want a powerful website hosting solution and you acquire any of the Linux dedicated servers hosting packages that we offer, you’ll be able to use the Varnish caching platform to enhance the performance of your sites at no additional fee as long as the server is ordered with our next-generation Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its intuitive GUI will enable you to monitor system processes, to delete the cached files or to reboot any instance with one single click of the mouse. The minimum amount of memory that Varnish can employ to cache website content is 3 gigabytes, which is more than enough for a vast collection of large-scale Internet sites, so your dedicated server will be able to handle an enormous system load while your site visitors are enjoying a smooth browsing experience. Since your server will include a number of dedicated IPs, you will be able to use Varnish’s maximum capacity.