Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It is a website accelerator tool that can increase the load speed of a site by up to 1000%, based on the content itself. Anytime a visitor opens any page on a site 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 web browser request from the visitor is not processed by the web server and the page will load substantially faster, as the Varnish platform can deliver content many times faster than any server software. The end result is a significantly faster loading site, which means an improved browsing experience. In case any of the cached webpages is updated on the live site, the information that Varnish keeps in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the site visitors won’t see outdated content.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

Varnish comes as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux shared web hosting packages. You can add it to your account via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all shared hosting packages and you’ll get a really user-friendly graphical interface, which will give you complete control over the content caching platform. Using one-click fast-access controls, you can reboot or cancel any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer be activated for a specific Internet site. You can also check a detailed log file or clear the cache associated with any of the Internet sites. When you add Varnish to your hosting plan, you will be able to choose the maximum amount of system memory that will be at your disposal for content caching purposes and how many sites will use Varnish. You can always order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for top performance, you can assign a dedicated IP address to the websites that will use Varnish. This will permit you to get the most out of your websites and to have lots of gratified site users.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Varnish platform is part of the standard set of services that you’ll get if you choose to host your sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can activate it for any of your Internet sites through our avant-garde Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default amount of system memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache content is 64 megabytes, but if you decide that you need more, you can upgrade this memory from the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the sites that can use this caching platform simultaneously. Since these two features aren’t linked to each other, you can use a few Internet sites with the default amount of memory or you can add more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for a single web site. The Varnish platform performs best if you assign a dedicated IP address to the Internet sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you an easy way of restarting any instance. In addition, you’ll be able to delete the cached data with just one single mouse click.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

You can use Varnish in order to accelerate the load speed of any site that’s hosted on a dedicated server from us if the Hepsia Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the content caching platform ready to be used at no extra cost, but you’ll also have total control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-use interface. It’ll take just one click of the mouse to start or disable an instance or to delete the cache for any site that’s using Varnish and in case you’re more knowledgeable, you can also check the platform’s system logs. Varnish comes with no less than three gigabytes of system memory for website content caching purposes, so even if you host many Internet sites on your machine and they all use the caching platform, the improvement in their performance will be visible. You will just have to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever pages the visitors access on their end. The Varnish platform performs best when the websites use a dedicated IP address, but owing to the fact that our servers come with three free-of-charge IP addresses, you’ll have all that you need.