Varnish is a web app accelerator platform, which caches info for the sake of faster response times. It’s occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and its users. When a visitor opens a specific webpage, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the web server handles this browser request and sends back the necessary data. If Varnish is enabled for a certain site, it will cache its pages at the first visit and if the visitor accesses a cached page again, the information will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the server. The increased speed is an end result of the substantially faster response speed that Varnish offers as compared to any web server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the website visitors will keep seeing the same content again and again, as any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish keeps in its system memory.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

If you host your sites under a shared hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to add Varnish with several mouse clicks through your hosting Control Panel. The caching platform is available as an optional upgrade with all our hosting packages and you can choose how many sites will use it and the total storage space that will be used for the cached data. The two upgradeable features in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the number of instances and the amount of system memory and they’re not tied directly to each other, so you can choose if you need plenty of memory for a single large-scale site or less memory for several smaller ones. You can unlock the full potential of the Varnish platform in case the sites use a dedicated IP. Using the Control Panel, you can effortlessly start/reboot/cancel an instance, clear the cached files independently for each website which uses the Varnish platform or view an elaborate log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Varnish is a feature, which is offered by default with all Linux semi-dedicated packages that we offer and you can use it for load balancing purposes. It is available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The Varnish caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can use it with any Internet site that you host in your semi-dedicated server account. If you are in need of more than that, you can increase the system memory allowance. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 megabytes in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The exact same Upgrades section will permit you to create more instances as well, if you’d like to use the Varnish platform with multiple websites. The two things can be ordered independently – you can cache the content of one single popular website or run a number of Internet sites with the default memory allowance. You can take full advantage of the Varnish platform in case you have a dedicated IP address and you can get one with your semi-dedicated package as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will grant you total control over the caching platform and, with no more than one click, you’ll be able to clear the cached data, to view a system log file or to reboot an instance.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

All Linux dedicated servers hosting packages which are ordered with the custom-built Hepsia hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is among the pre-installed software platforms that you’ll get with the dedicated machine. The Varnish caching platform can be set up and administered without efforts via Hepsia’s easy-to-work-with graphical interface and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you can see an in-depth system log, create or reboot an instance, delete the cached content associated with any Internet site and much more. Soon after you configure Varnish for a specific domain or subdomain, it will start caching the webpages requested by the site visitors and once it has cached enough web content, you will observe a tremendously faster site performance as well as a lowered load on the machine. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at three gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the platform for workload distribution purposes even if you host plenty of Internet sites on the dedicated machine.