Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web app accelerator that can increase the load speed of a site by up to 1000%, based on the content itself. Each time a visitor opens any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor opens it again. In this way, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will open significantly faster, since the Varnish platform can serve content many times faster than any web server software. The result is a much faster loading site, which leads to a much-improved website browsing experience. When any of the cached webpages is updated on the live website, the information that Varnish caches in its memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the visitors won’t see out-of-date data.

Varnish in Hosting

In case you host your sites in a hosting account with our company, you will be able to add Varnish with a few clicks via your hosting Control Panel. The caching platform is available as an upgrade with all our hosting packages and you can select the number of the sites that will use it and the total amount of system memory that will be used for the cached data. The two features that can be upgraded in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the amount of system memory and the number of instances and they’re not directly linked to each other, so you can choose if you want a lot of memory for one large-size website or less memory for several smaller ones. You can take advantage of the full potential of the Varnish platform in case the sites use a dedicated IP address. Using the Control Panel, you can swiftly start/reboot/remove an instance, clear the cached contents individually for each site which uses Varnish or view a comprehensive system log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we’re offering will permit you to use Varnish as soon as your brand-new semi-dedicated account has been created, since the caching platform comes by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the second your account is activated, so you can use this load balancing software as soon as your website has been published to the web. In case you need more system memory, you can order 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated machine straight away. You can also increase the number of the websites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not linked directly to the amount of memory that you use, which means that you will have more flexibility. The caching platform will enormously lower the load on the machine that your websites produce, so your site visitors can enjoy fast-opening web pages. You will be able to manage Varnish without effort via the Hepsia Control Panel using fast-access controls. You’ll be able to start/deactivate any of the instances that you have, to delete the cached files associated with any of your Internet sites or to check system logs.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

In case you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll get the Varnish content caching platform at no extra cost and you will have total control over it through a very easy-to-use GUI – you will be able to start, to delete or to reboot an instance, to check an in-depth log, to delete the cached files associated with any Internet site and much, much more. The Varnish platform will have several GB of memory at its disposal, so even if you have traffic-intensive Internet sites with an immense number of visitors, you will notice the tremendously better web page load speeds and the lowered load on your dedicated server. This will become a fact shortly after you start using Varnish, as it will need some time to cache the web pages that users browse. You can make the most of the platform’s potential in case the sites that are using it use also a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that your dedicated server comes with a few IP addresses by default, you will not have to pay anything on top of the monthly charge for the machine itself.