Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web application accelerator tool that can boost the speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, depending on the content itself. Whenever a visitor accesses any page on a site that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor loads it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will open much faster, since Varnish can deliver data many times faster than any server software. The end result will be a substantially faster loading site, which leads to a much-improved website browsing experience. In case any of the cached web pages is updated on the live website, the data that Varnish saves in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the website visitors won’t see outdated info.

Varnish in Shared Website Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux shared website hosting and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your website hosting account using the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two different 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 and the second one, which comes in increments of 32 MB, pertains to the maximum amount of content that the content caching platform can cache at any given moment. The Hepsia Control Panel’s intuitive GUI will enable you to turn off or to reboot any instance, to view elaborate system logs or to clear the platform’s cache with just a click. For optimum results, you can use a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your site will load tremendously faster, which means more pleased users and potential customers.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer will permit you to use Varnish as soon as your new semi-dedicated server account has been created, as the platform is available by default. 64 MB of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the second your account is activated, so you can make use of this workload distribution software once your website has been taken online. If you are in need of more system memory, you can add 32 MB at a time from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated server right away. You can also increase the number of the sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not bound directly to the amount of system memory that you use, which suggests that you’ll have more freedom. The caching platform will immensely decrease the load on the semi-dedicated machine caused by your websites, so your site visitors can enjoy fast-loading web pages. You’ll be able to manage the Varnish platform with ease from your Control Panel using quick-access controls. You will be able to start/disable any of the instances that you have, to clear the cached data for any of your sites or to see system log files.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

All Linux dedicated hosting which are ordered with the in-house built Hepsia web hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed platforms that you will get with the server. The Varnish content caching platform can be configured and administered with ease via the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-navigate interface and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you can see an in-depth log, create or restart an instance, clear the cached data associated with any site and much, much more. Shortly after you configure the Varnish platform for a certain domain or sub-domain, it will begin caching the webpages browsed by the visitors and once it has cached enough web content, you will observe a substantially faster site performance in addition to a lowered load on your dedicated server. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at 3 GB, you’ll be able to use the software platform for workload distribution purposes even if you run plenty of Internet sites on your machine.