Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches content for the sake of quicker response times. It is sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and a web browser. When a visitor opens a specific page, its content is requested by the web browser, and then the web server handles this request and delivers the required info. If Varnish is activated for a given website, it will cache the pages on the very first request and if the visitor accesses a cached page once more, the content will be delivered by the caching platform instead of the web server. The accelerated load speed is a result of the much faster response time that the Varnish platform offers compared with any server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the site visitors will continue being served the very same content over and over again, as any modification on any of the pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform caches in its system memory.

Varnish in Shared Website Hosting

You can make use of Varnish’s full potential and optimize your websites’ speed irrespective of the shared website hosting package that you have picked and you can enable and configure the data caching platform with several clicks through the simple-to-use graphical interface offered by our innovative Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you will be able to choose two separate things – how many Internet sites will use the Varnish platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much data will be cached, in other words – the amount of system memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 MB and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can order more instances with less memory and vice versa. In case you’ve got a lot of content on a specific site and you gain numerous site visitors, more system memory will give you a better result. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish platform. Hepsia will offer you easy 1-click buttons for deleting or rebooting any instance, for deleting the cache for any site and for viewing in-depth system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated packages offered by our company will allow you to use Varnish as soon as your brand new account has been opened, as the platform is offered by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be allocated to Varnish the moment your account is activated, so you can take advantage of this load balancing software once your website has been published online. If you’re in need of more system memory, you can get 32 MB at a time from the Upgrades section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated machine right away. You can also increase the number of the websites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly tied to the amount of system memory that you use, which means that you will enjoy more flexibility. The caching platform will greatly lower the server load that your websites produce, so your visitors can enjoy fast-loading pages. You will be able to manage the Varnish caching platform without efforts through the Hepsia Control Panel using quick-access controls. You’ll be able to start/stop any of the instances that you’ve got, to delete the cached files associated with any of your Internet sites or to see system log files.