Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches info for quicker response times. It is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and a browser. When a website visitor loads a specific page, its content is requested by the browser, and then the web server processes this request and returns the needed info. If Varnish is enabled for a website, it will cache its pages on the very first visit and in case the visitor accesses a cached page once again, the info will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the web server. The improved speed is an end result of the significantly faster response time that Varnish offers compared to any web server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the users will keep seeing the same content again and 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 Cloud Hosting

In case you host your sites in a cloud hosting account with us, you will be able to activate Varnish with a few clicks of the mouse through your Control Panel. The data caching platform is available as an upgrade with all our packages and you can choose 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 directly linked to each other, so you can choose if you need plenty of memory for a single large-sized website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can unleash the full potential of Varnish if the sites use a dedicated IP. Using the Control Panel, you can quickly start/restart/discontinue an instance, delete the cached content independently for each website that uses Varnish or view a detailed system log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated hosting plans offered by us will permit you to employ Varnish as soon as your brand-new semi-dedicated account has been created, as the platform comes by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the second your account is activated, so you can make use of this load balancing software once your website has been launched. If you’re in need of more system memory, you can get 32 megabytes at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia Control Panel and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated machine straight away. You can also increase the number of the sites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly tied to the amount of memory that you use, which suggests that you will have more versatility. The Varnish caching platform will seriously decrease the load on the machine that your websites generate, so your visitors can enjoy fast-loading web pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish platform with ease from the Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access buttons. You will be able to start/disable any of the instances that you’ve got, to clear the cached data for any of your Internet sites or to check system logs.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

When you want a powerful hosting solution and you purchase one of the dedicated web hosting plans offered by us, you can use the Varnish content caching platform to enhance the overall performance of your Internet sites at no additional fee on the condition that the dedicated server is ordered with our next-generation Hepsia Control Panel. Its easy-to-navigate interface will enable you to monitor system processes, to delete the cached files or to reboot any instance with one single mouse click. The minimal amount of system memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache Internet site content is three gigabytes, which is more than enough for a large collection of traffic-consuming sites, so your server will be able to cope with a massive system load while your Internet site visitors are enjoying a seamless web browsing experience. As your machine will include several dedicated IP addresses, you will be able to use Varnish’s maximum potential.