Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web accelerator that can accelerate the loading speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, based on the content itself. Every time a visitor opens any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor loads it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will open tremendously faster, since the Varnish platform can serve content many times faster than any server software. The end result will be a considerably faster loading site, which means a greatly improved visitor experience. When any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual site, the content that Varnish saves in its memory is updated as well, so the visitors will never end up seeing old content.

Varnish in Shared Website Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each of our shared website hosting. You can add it to your hosting account from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with all shared web hosting packages and you will get an amazingly easy-to-use interface, which will grant you complete control over the caching system. Using one-click quick-access controls, you can reboot or terminate any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer be activated for a certain website. You can also view an elaborate log or clear the cache associated with any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your web hosting package, you’ll be able to choose the maximum amount of system memory that will be available to you for caching purposes and how many websites will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for optimal performance, you can allocate a dedicated IP to the sites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to take full advantage of your websites and to have lots of pleased website visitors.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Varnish caching platform is included in the default set of services that you will receive if you decide to host your Internet sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can enable it for any of your Internet sites via our advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache content is 64 MB, but if you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this amount of memory from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the sites that can use this caching platform at the same time. Since these two features are not bound 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 MB and use all of it for a single web site. Varnish works best when you use a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will provide you with a simple means of restarting any instance. What’s more, you will be able to delete the cached data with just one click.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated servers that are ordered with the custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is among the pre-installed software platforms that you’ll get with the dedicated server. The Varnish platform can be set up and managed with ease from the Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-navigate GUI and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you can view a detailed log, add or restart an instance, clear the cache for any website and much more. Soon after you enable the Varnish platform for a particular domain or subdomain, it will begin caching the web pages browsed by the website visitors and once it has cached enough web content, you’ll perceive a substantially faster website performance and a reduced load on the dedicated server. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at three gigabytes, you will be able to use the software platform for load distribution purposes even if you host many websites on your dedicated server.