Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches data for the sake of quicker response times. It’s sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and an Internet browser. When a visitor loads a specific web page, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the web server processes this request and sends back the requested information. If Varnish is enabled for a certain site, it will cache its pages at the first request and in case the visitor accesses a cached page once more, the information will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the web server. The boosted speed is a result of the much faster response time that Varnish offers compared with any server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the website visitors will keep being served the same content again and again, as any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish stores in its memory.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

Our company offers Varnish as an optional upgrade with each and every Linux shared web hosting package and if you wish to use it, you can add it to your shared account using the Upgrades section in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two separate features that can be upgraded – the instances and the memory. The first one pertains to the number of the websites that you would like to employ Varnish for, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 32 MB, refers to the total amount of data that the platform can store at any given time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s time and effort saving graphical interface will enable you to disable or to restart any instance, to check in-depth system logs or to get rid of the platform’s cache with just a click. For optimal results, you can use a dedicated IP for the websites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your Internet site will load substantially faster, which means more happy users and prospective customers.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated packages that we offer will allow you to employ Varnish once your brand-new semi-dedicated server account has been activated, as the caching platform comes by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the moment your account is activated, so you can take advantage of this load distribution software once your site has been built. In case you’re in need of more memory, you can add 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated server straight away. 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 memory that you use, which goes to say that you will enjoy more flexibility. The Varnish platform will enormously lower the server load caused by your websites, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-loading web pages. You’ll be able to manage the Varnish caching platform with no effort through the Control Panel using fast-access controls. You’ll be able to start/remove any of the instances that you have, to clear the cache for any of your websites or to see system logs.