Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches information for quicker response times. It’s sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and a web browser. When a visitor loads a specific webpage, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server processes this request and delivers the requested content. If Varnish is enabled for a specific site, it will cache its pages on the very first visit and in case the user visits a cached page for a second time, the content will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the web server. The increased speed is an end result of the significantly faster response time that Varnish offers compared with any server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the site visitors will continue seeing the very same content over and over again, because any change on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish caches in its system memory.

Varnish in Web Hosting

Our company offers Varnish as an optional upgrade with each and every web hosting and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your web hosting account using the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. There’re two separate things that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one pertains to the number of the websites that you want to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 32 MB, pertains to the total amount of content that the platform can cache at any given moment. The Hepsia Control Panel’s simple-to-work-with GUI will enable you to shut down or to reboot any instance, to see in-depth system logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For optimum results, you can use a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will open much faster, meaning more happy visitors and potential customers.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated servers come with Varnish by default, so you can make use of the web app accelerator tool and improve the speed of any website that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You will get 64 megabytes of system memory dedicated to Varnish at no additional cost and you can create an instance with no more than a few clicks of the mouse through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated server plans. In case you need more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 MB in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be at your disposal right away. You can also order more instances as an upgrade, so you can choose if a lot of data will be cached for one website or whether the available memory will be utilized by several websites. The Hepsia Control Panel will enable you to reboot or to delete any instance, to check the system log file associated with it or to clear the cached data using one-click buttons. To get the most out of Varnish, you can set a dedicated IP for the Internet sites which will use it.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can employ Varnish to boost the speed of any site that’s hosted on a dedicated server from us if the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the platform ready for use at no additional cost, but you will also exert full control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-use graphical interface. It’ll take just one single click to start or shut down an instance or to clear the cached content for any website that is using the Varnish platform and in case you are more proficient, you can also see the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 GB of system memory for content caching purposes, so even if you run a lot of websites on your dedicated server and they all use the platform, the difference in their overall performance will be obvious. You’ll only need to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever webpages the visitors open on their end. The Varnish platform performs best when the websites use a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that our dedicated servers include three charge-free IP addresses, you’ll have all that you need.