Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches data for the sake of quicker access. It’s occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and its users. When a website visitor loads a certain page, its content is requested by the web browser, and then the server handles this request and sends back the necessary info. If Varnish is enabled for a certain website, it will cache the pages at the first request and if the user accesses a cached page once again, the content will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the web server. The increased speed is a result of the much faster response speed that Varnish offers as compared with any web server software. At the same time, this does not mean that the users will continue seeing the exact same content again and again, since any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish caches in its system memory.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

Our company offers Varnish as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux shared web hosting service and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your account using the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two separate features that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the memory. The first one refers to the number of the sites that you wish to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 32 MB, pertains to the total amount of data that the platform can store at any particular time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s intuitive graphical interface will allow you to switch off or to restart any instance, to check exhaustive system logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just a click. For best results, you can use a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your site will open much faster, which means more happy visitors and potential clients.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated servers that we are offering will allow you to use Varnish as soon as your new account has been opened, since the data caching platform is available by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the moment your account is activated, so you can take advantage of this workload distribution software once your site has been launched online. In case you need more memory, you can order 32 megabytes at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated machine in an instant. You can also increase the number of the websites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not linked directly to the amount of system memory that you use, which means that you will have more freedom. The Varnish platform will considerably reduce the load on the semi-dedicated server that your websites generate, so your visitors can enjoy fast-opening web pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish platform effortlessly via the Hepsia Control Panel using fast-access controls. You will be able to start/remove any of the instances that you’ve got, to clear the cached content associated with any of your Internet sites or to see system logs.

Varnish in VPS Servers

You can take advantage of Varnish with each of our VPS server packages at no additional fee, as the caching platform is pre-installed and is offered by default. The sole requirement is that the virtual server must come with the Hepsia Control Panel, through which you will be able to set up Varnish for any of your websites with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. Each Virtual Private Server plan comes with a different amount of system memory for caching purposes, but you’ll get minimum several hundred MB, which is quite enough even for multiple resource-absorbing websites. Shortly after you enable the Varnish platform, it’ll begin caching the content that your site visitors access, so you’ll notice the much better web page loading times and the reduced load on your virtual machine in no time. Varnish will permit you to use a less expensive VPS, since you won’t need that much power to sustain the correct operation of your sites even if you’ve got traffic-intensive Internet sites with a lot of visitors. Best results are accomplished if the Internet sites that use the Varnish platform use also a dedicated IP.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated servers that are ordered with the in-house developed Hepsia website hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you’ll get with the dedicated server. The Varnish platform can be enabled and managed without efforts from the Hepsia Control Panel’s user-friendly interface and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you can browse an elaborate system log, add or restart an instance, delete the cache for any Internet site and much, much more. Soon after you set up the Varnish platform for a certain domain or subdomain, it will start caching the pages requested by your visitors and once it has cached enough content, you’ll observe a significantly better website performance as well as a decreased server load. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you will be able to use the software platform for workload distribution purposes even if you run a huge number of sites on your dedicated machine.