Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches information for quicker response times. It is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and a web browser. When a site visitor opens a particular page, its content is requested by the browser, and then the server handles this browser request and returns the requested info. If Varnish is enabled for a website, it will cache the pages at the very first visit and if the user opens a cached page for a second time, the data will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the server. The increased load speed is an end result of the considerably faster response time that the Varnish platform offers as compared with any web server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the visitors will continue seeing the same content again and again, as any change on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that the Varnish platform saves in its system memory.

Varnish in Web Hosting

Varnish is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every web hosting plan and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your account through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two different things that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that you want to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which comes in increments of 32 MB, shows the maximum amount of data that the platform can cache at any given moment. The Hepsia Control Panel’s user-friendly interface will allow you to discontinue or to restart any instance, to see exhaustive system logs or to erase 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 website will open much faster, meaning more happy website visitors and prospective customers.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish comes by default with all semi-dedicated hosting plans offered by our company and you can use it for load balancing purposes. It’s available in your Hepsia Control Panel. The Varnish caching platform comes with 64 MB of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can employ it with any Internet site that you host in your account. If you are in need of more, you can increase the memory quota. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 MB in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The exact same Upgrades section will permit you to add more instances as well, in case you want to use the Varnish platform with more sites. The two upgrades can be added independently – you can cache the content of one resource-requiring site or run several Internet sites with the default memory allowance. You can get the most out of the Varnish caching platform if you use a dedicated IP and you can get one with your semi-dedicated plan as well. Hepsia will give you complete control over the caching platform and, with no more than one click of the mouse, you will be able to clear the cached data, to see a system log file or to reboot an instance.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated web hosting plans that are ordered with the custom Hepsia hosting Control Panel include Varnish, which is among the pre-installed software platforms that you’ll get with the dedicated server. The Varnish data caching platform can be set up and administered effortlessly via the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-navigate GUI and, with no more than one mouse click, you can view an in-depth system log, create or reboot an instance, delete the cache associated with any website and much, much more. Soon after you configure Varnish for a particular domain or subdomain, it will begin caching the web pages browsed by the site visitors and as soon as it has cached enough web content, you will witness a tremendously better site performance plus a lowered load on your server. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at three gigabytes, you will be able to use the platform for load distribution purposes even if you run plenty of sites on your machine.