Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a website accelerator that can increase the loading speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, depending on the content itself. Every time a visitor accesses any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server in case the visitor accesses it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will open substantially faster, as Varnish can deliver information many times faster than any server software. The end result will be a significantly faster loading website, which leads to a greatly improved website browsing experience. If any of the cached web pages is updated on the live website, the information that Varnish caches in its memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the website visitors will not end up seeing out-of-date data.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

Our company offers Varnish as an optional upgrade with each Linux shared web hosting package and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your shared hosting account using the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. There’re two different things that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the websites that you would like to use Varnish for and the second one, which is available in increments of 32 MB, refers to the maximum amount of data that the data caching platform can store at any particular moment. Hepsia’s intuitive graphical interface will permit you to delete or to restart any instance, to check detailed logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just a click. For best results, you can use a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your site will open substantially faster, meaning more happy users and prospective clients.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Varnish is included in the basic set of services that you’ll acquire when you choose to host your websites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can activate it for any of your Internet sites through our next-generation Hepsia Control Panel. The default amount of system memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache content is 64 megabytes, but in case you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this amount from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the websites that can use this caching platform at the same time. Since these two things aren’t tied to each other, you can use a couple of Internet sites with the default memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for one single Internet site. The Varnish caching platform works best when you get a dedicated IP address for the sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you an easy way of rebooting any instance. In addition, you will be able to clear the cached files with only a click.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

You can employ Varnish to optimize the load speed of any website that is hosted on a dedicated server from us if the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is pre-installed on the machine. Not only will you get the platform ready to be used at no additional charge, but you will also have complete control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s user-friendly graphical interface. It’ll take just one click to start or shut down an instance or to clear the cached data associated with any Internet site that’s using Varnish and in case you are more tech-savvy, you can also browse the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than three gigabytes of virtual memory for data caching purposes, so even in case you host many sites on your dedicated server and they all use the Varnish platform, the difference in their performance will be evident. You’ll simply have to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever content the visitors browse on their end. The platform works best when the websites use a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that our servers include three free IP addresses, you’ll have all that you need.