Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches information for faster response times. It’s sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and an Internet browser. When a visitor accesses a certain webpage, its content is requested by the browser, and then the web server processes this request and returns the needed information. If Varnish is activated for a website, it will cache the pages on the first request and if the user accesses a cached page for a second time, the data will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the web server. The improved speed is a result of the considerably faster response time that the Varnish platform offers compared with any web server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the users will continue seeing the exact same content over and over again, since any update on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform stores in its system memory.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

If you host your websites under a shared hosting account with our company, you will be able to activate Varnish with a couple of mouse clicks through your hosting Control Panel. The caching platform is offered as an upgrade with all our hosting plans and you can select how many websites will use it and the total storage space that will be available for the cached content. The two upgradeable features in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the number of instances and the amount of system memory and they aren’t tied directly to each other, so you can choose if you need lots of memory for a single large-sized website or less memory for several smaller ones. You can use the full potential of the Varnish platform if the websites use a dedicated IP. Using the Control Panel, you can quickly start/reboot/stop an instance, clear the cached contents individually for each site which uses the Varnish platform or see a comprehensive log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Varnish is offered as standard with all semi-dedicated hosting offered by us and you can use it for load balancing purposes. It is available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The content caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can use it with any website that you host in your account. If you are in need of more than that, you can increase the system memory allocation. The memory itself is offered in increments of 32 megabytes in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The exact same section will allow you to activate more instances too, in case you would like to use the Varnish platform with multiple sites. The two upgrades can be ordered separately – you can cache the content of a single busy website or run a number of sites with the default memory quota. 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. Hepsia will grant you full control over the platform and, with no more than one single click of the mouse, you’ll be able to delete the cache, to see a system log file or to restart an instance.

Varnish in VPS Web Hosting

You can take full advantage of the workload balancing capabilities of Varnish with all our VPS web hosting packages if you select Hepsia as your web hosting Control Panel. The Varnish data caching platform comes by default and the system memory that it’ll be able to utilize to cache your website content is dependent on the specific Virtual Private Server package that you’ve selected, but even with the lower-end packages, you will have at least several hundred MB of system memory at your disposal exclusively for content caching purposes. This amount is enough to enhance the work of multiple websites. It will take a little time for you to notice the effects, as Varnish caches the content that visitors request, but soon thereafter you will notice the significantly less load on the server and the increased Internet site load speed. The Varnish caching platform will allow you to use a less powerful Virtual Private Server plan for Internet sites that would usually require a more pricey web hosting solution.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

When you need a powerful website hosting solution and you obtain one of the dedicated servers hosting packages offered by our company, you’ll be able to use the Varnish caching platform to boost the performance of your websites at no extra fee on the condition that the server is ordered with our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Its simple-to-work-with interface will enable you to keep track of platform processes, to clear the cached files or to reboot any instance with one click. The minimal amount of system memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache content is 3 GB, which is more than enough for an immense collection of traffic-intensive Internet sites, so your dedicated server will be able to handle a huge load while your site visitors are having a seamless browsing experience. Since your dedicated server will include several different dedicated IPs, you’ll be able to use Varnish’s maximum potential.