Varnish is a web app accelerator platform, which caches information for quicker access. It’s sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and its users. When a visitor opens a given web page, its content is requested by the browser, and then the server processes this request and delivers the needed content. If Varnish is activated for a given website, it will cache the pages on the very first request and in case the user opens a cached page once more, the data will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the server. The increased loading speed is a result of the significantly faster response time that Varnish offers as compared with any server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the website visitors will keep being served the very same content over and over again, as any change on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform caches in its system memory.

Varnish in Web Hosting

You can use Varnish’s potential and improve your sites’ speed regardless of the web hosting package that you have selected and you can enable and set up the data caching platform with several mouse clicks via the simple-to-work-with interface offered by our next-generation Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be able to select two different things – how many sites will employ Varnish, in other words – the number of instances, and how much info will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory. The latter comes in increments of 32 MB and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can use more instances and less memory and vice versa. In case you have a lot of content on a given site and you draw numerous visitors, more memory will guarantee you a better result. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish caching platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with easy one-click controls for removing or rebooting any instance, for clearing the cache associated with any website and for checking exhaustive logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Varnish is a feature, which is offered by default with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we’re offering and you can use it for load balancing purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The Varnish caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached data storing purposes and you can use it with any website that you host in your semi-dedicated server account. In case you’re in need of more, you can increase the memory allowance. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 MB through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. The same Upgrades section will permit you to create more instances too, in case you would like to use the Varnish platform with multiple websites. The two things can be added separately – you can cache the content of one single resource-requiring Internet site or run several different websites with the default memory. You can take full advantage of Varnish if you have a dedicated IP address and you can order one with your semi-dedicated server plan as well. The Hepsia Control Panel will grant you complete control over the caching platform and, with no more than one single click, you will be able to clear the cached data, to check a log or to restart an instance.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

If you order a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you’ll obtain the Varnish data caching platform at no extra charge and you’ll exert complete control over it via an amazingly easy-to-navigate graphical interface – you will be able to start, to stop or to restart an instance, to see an elaborate log, to delete the cache associated with any website and much, much more. Varnish will have several GB of virtual memory at its disposal, so even if you have frequently visited sites with a vast number of visitors, you’ll notice the considerably faster web page load times and the less load. This will happen soon after you start using Varnish, since it will need some time to cache the website content that people browse. You can make the most of the platform’s capability if the websites that are using it use also a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that your server comes with a couple of IPs by default, you won’t have to pay anything on top of your monthly fee for the server itself.