Varnish is a web app accelerator platform, which caches info for the sake of faster response times. It’s occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and a web browser. When a website visitor loads a given web page, its content is requested by the web browser, and then the server processes this request and delivers the needed information. If Varnish is enabled for a particular site, it will cache its pages at the very first visit and if the visitor opens a cached page once more, the data will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the server. The improved speed is an end result of the substantially faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers as compared to any server software. Of course, this does not mean that the users will continue being served the exact same content again and again, because any update on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish caches in its system memory.

Varnish in Hosting

You can unleash Varnish’s full potential and enhance the loading speed of your websites regardless of the hosting package that you have picked and you can activate and configure the content caching platform with a couple of mouse clicks via the easy-to-work-with interface offered by our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be able to choose two separate things – how many sites will employ Varnish, i.e. the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 MB and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can order more instances with less memory and vice versa. If you have a lot of content on a particular Internet site and you gain a lot of visitors, more memory will give you better results. You may also consider using a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish platform. Hepsia will offer you easy 1-click buttons for disabling or rebooting any instance, for clearing the cache associated with any website and for seeing detailed system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Varnish caching platform is included in the standard set of services that you will obtain when you decide to host your Internet sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can set it up for any of your Internet sites through our avant-garde Hepsia Control Panel. The default memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache data is 64 megabytes, but in case you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this memory from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the sites that can use this platform at the same time. Since these two features aren’t tied to each other, you can use several Internet sites with the default memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for a single website. The Varnish caching platform performs best if you set a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will give you an easy way of rebooting any instance. Furthermore, you will be able to delete the cached contents with just one click.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

All Linux dedicated servers hosting packages which are ordered with the custom Hepsia web hosting Control Panel feature Varnish, which is among the pre-installed software platforms that you’ll get with the server. The Varnish caching platform can be enabled and managed effortlessly from the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with graphical interface and, with no more than one single mouse click, you can check an exhaustive system log, create or restart an instance, delete the cached data associated with any website and much more. Shortly after you activate the Varnish platform for a certain domain or sub-domain, it will start caching the web pages loaded by your site visitors and as soon as it has cached enough web content, you’ll perceive a substantially better website performance and a decreased load on the server. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you will be able to use the platform for workload distribution purposes even if you run plenty of websites on the dedicated machine.