Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches content for quicker response times. It’s occasionally called a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and an Internet browser. When a site visitor loads a particular web page, the content is requested by the browser, and then the server processes this request and sends back the required content. If Varnish is activated for a certain site, it will cache its pages at the first visit and if the user visits a cached page again, the content will be delivered by the accelerator platform instead of the web server. The improved loading speed is an end result of the considerably 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 same content over and over again, as any update on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish caches in its memory.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with all our shared plans. You can add it to your account via the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared web hosting plans and you will get a rather intuitive graphical interface, which will give you complete control over the data caching platform. Using one-click quick-access buttons, you can restart or stop any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer work for a given site. You can also check an elaborate log or clear the cache for any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your web hosting package, you will be able to choose the maximum amount of memory that will be available to you for caching purposes and how many websites will use Varnish. You can always add more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for top performance, you can assign a dedicated IP address to the sites that will use Varnish. This will allow you to take full advantage of your websites and to have many pleased website visitors.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated plans offered by our company will allow you to use Varnish once your brand new semi-dedicated account has been activated, as the content caching platform is offered by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the second your account is enabled, so you can use this workload balancing software once you launch your site. If you need more memory, you can add 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 momentarily. You can also increase the number of the sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly bound to the amount of system memory that you use, which goes to say that you will have more versatility. The platform will seriously decrease the server load generated by your sites, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-opening pages. You will be able to manage Varnish with no effort through the Hepsia Control Panel using fast-access controls. You’ll be able to start/shut down any of the instances that you’ve got, to clear the cache associated with any of your websites or to view system log files.