Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches information for the sake of faster access. It’s occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and a browser. When a visitor accesses a given web page, its content is requested by the browser, and then the web server processes this browser request and delivers the required data. If Varnish is activated for a specific website, it will cache the pages at the first request and in case the visitor accesses a cached page again, the data will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the server. The increased load speed is an end result of the significantly faster response time that Varnish offers compared to any server software. Of course, this does not mean that the site visitors will keep being served the same content again and again, since any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform stores in its memory.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

In case you host your websites under a cloud hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to activate Varnish with a couple of clicks through your hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform is available as an upgrade with all our shared plans and you can select how many sites will use it and the maximum storage space 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 memory and the number of instances and they aren’t directly tied to each other, so you can decide if you want a lot of memory for one single large website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can unleash the full potential of the Varnish platform in case the sites use a dedicated IP. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can easily start/restart/remove an instance, clear the cached data independently for each site which uses Varnish or view an elaborate system log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated servers offered by us will permit you to employ Varnish as soon as your new account has been opened, since the platform is available by default. 64 MB of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the second your account is activated, so you can make use of this workload distribution software once your website has been launched. If you’re in need of more memory, you can get 32 MB at a time from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated server instantly. You can also increase the number of the sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not bound directly to the amount of memory that you use, which means that you will have more freedom. The Varnish caching platform will greatly reduce the server load that your sites generate, so your site visitors can enjoy fast-loading web pages. You’ll be able to manage Varnish with ease from your Control Panel using fast-access buttons. You will be able to start/delete any of the instances that you’ve got, to clear the cached data for any of your Internet sites or to view system log files.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated servers that are ordered with the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you’ll get with the dedicated machine. The Varnish platform can be set up and managed without efforts through the Hepsia Control Panel’s time and effort saving GUI and, with no more than one single click, you can view an exhaustive log, create or restart an instance, clear the cache for any Internet site and much, much more. Shortly after you configure Varnish for a certain domain or sub-domain, it will begin caching the webpages browsed by your visitors and once it has cached enough content, you will witness a substantially faster website performance in addition to a reduced load on your dedicated machine. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at 3 GB, you will be able to use the platform for workload distribution purposes even if you run many sites on your server.