Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web application accelerator tool that can boost the loading speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, based on the content itself. Whenever a visitor opens any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if the visitor opens it again. Thus, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will load tremendously faster, as the Varnish platform can deliver information many times faster than any server software. The end result will be a significantly faster loading website, which means an enormously improved website browsing experience. If any of the cached web pages is updated on the actual site, the information that Varnish saves in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the site visitors will never end up seeing outdated data.

Varnish in Website Hosting

You can make use of Varnish’s full potential and accelerate your websites irrespective of the website hosting package that you have chosen and you can activate and configure the content caching platform with a few mouse clicks through the simple-to-work-with graphical interface offered by our innovative Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be able to select two different things – how many Internet sites will use Varnish, in other words – the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 MB and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can use more instances with less memory and the other way around. In case you have lots of content on a certain Internet site and you draw numerous visitors, more memory will guarantee you better results. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish caching platform. Hepsia will provide you with simple 1-click buttons for stopping or rebooting any instance, for deleting the cache associated with any site and for checking exhaustive logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated servers offered by our company will permit you to employ Varnish once your brand-new semi-dedicated account has been set up, since the data caching platform comes by default. 64 MB of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the moment your account is activated, so you can use this load distribution software as soon as your site has been launched. If you are in need of more system memory, you can add 32 megabytes at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it will be assigned to your semi-dedicated server immediately. You can also increase the number of the websites that use Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly linked to the amount of system memory that you use, which goes to say that you’ll enjoy more versatility. The caching platform will significantly reduce the load that your websites cause, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-opening pages. You’ll be able to manage the Varnish caching platform without effort via your Control Panel using fast-access controls. You’ll be able to start/shut down any of the instances that you’ve got, to delete the cache for any of your sites or to check system logs.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated servers that are ordered with the tailor-made Hepsia web hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is among the pre-installed software platforms that you’ll get with the dedicated server. The Varnish data caching platform can be enabled and managed without effort from Hepsia’s simple-to-work-with GUI and, with no more than one single mouse click, you can view an in-depth log, add or reboot an instance, delete the cached data associated with any website and much, much more. Soon after you enable the Varnish platform for a particular domain or subdomain, it will begin caching the pages requested by your visitors and once it has cached enough content, you will observe a significantly better website performance as well as a reduced load on your dedicated server. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you’ll be able to use the platform for workload distribution purposes even if you host an enormous number of Internet sites on the server.