Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a website accelerator that can accelerate the load speed of a website by up to one thousand percent, depending on the content itself. Anytime 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. Thus, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will open much faster, since the Varnish platform can deliver information many times faster than any server software. The result will be a significantly faster loading website, which leads to a greatly improved browsing experience. In case any of the cached pages is updated on the actual website, the data that Varnish keeps in its memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the website visitors will never see out-of-date content.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with all our Linux shared hosting. You can add it to your website hosting account from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is offered with all shared hosting plans and you’ll get an amazingly intuitive interface, which will grant you complete control over the content caching platform. Using one-click quick-access controls, you can reboot or shut down any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer work for a given site. You can also see a comprehensive log file or erase the cache associated with any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your shared hosting package, you’ll be able to select the maximum amount of memory that will be available to you for caching purposes and the number of the sites that will use Varnish. You can always add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for top performance, you can assign a dedicated IP address to the sites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to get the most out of your Internet sites and to have a lot of satisfied visitors.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Varnish caching platform is an essential part of the default set of services that you will receive when you choose to host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can configure it for any of your sites through our next-gen Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default amount of system memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache content is 64 MB, but in case you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this memory from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, i.e. the number of the Internet sites that can use this platform simultaneously. As these two features are not tied to each other, you can use several websites with the default memory or you can order more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for one single site. The Varnish platform works best if you allocate a dedicated IP address to the websites that utilize its power. Hepsia will provide you with an easy means of restarting any instance. Furthermore, you will be able to clear the cached contents with just one single click.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers Hosting

You can use Varnish to improve the load speed of any website that’s hosted on a dedicated server from our company when the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed on the machine. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready to be used at no additional charge, but you’ll also have total control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s intuitive graphical interface. It’ll take only one single mouse click to start or shut down an instance or to delete the cached content for any site that’s using the Varnish platform and in case you are more practiced, you can also browse the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 GB of virtual memory for content caching purposes, so even in case you host plenty of websites on your dedicated server and they all use the Varnish platform, the difference in their overall performance will be obvious. You will only have to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever web pages the visitors browse on their end. The Varnish platform works best if the Internet sites use a dedicated IP address, but considering the fact that our servers include three free IP addresses, you’ll have everything you need.