Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches info for quicker response times. It is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy too and it interacts between a web server and a browser. When a site visitor accesses a particular webpage, the content is requested by the browser, and then the web server handles this browser request and delivers the needed content. If Varnish is enabled for a website, it will cache the pages on the very first visit and in case the visitor opens a cached page once again, the data will be delivered by the accelerator platform and not by the server. The increased loading speed is an end result of the considerably faster response time that Varnish offers compared to any web server software. At the same time, this doesn’t mean that the website visitors will continue being served the same content again and again, because any update on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish keeps in its system memory.

Varnish in Web Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each of our Linux web hosting. You can add it to your website hosting account from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared hosting packages and you will get a rather easy-to-work-with interface, which will give you full control over the content caching system. Using one-click quick-access controls, you can reboot or deactivate any of the instances, i.e. Varnish will no longer work for a specific site. You can also check a detailed system log file or delete the cache for any of the sites. When you add Varnish to your shared hosting plan, you will be able to select the total amount of system memory that will be at your disposal for data caching purposes and the number of the websites that will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and, for best performance, you can get a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use Varnish. This will enable you to take full advantage of your sites and to have many happy website visitors.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

All dedicated hosting that are ordered with the custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed platforms that you will get with the server. The Varnish data caching platform can be enabled and administered with no effort through Hepsia’s intuitive graphical interface and, with no more than one single click of the mouse, you can browse an elaborate log, create or restart an instance, clear the cached content associated with any Internet site and much more. Soon after you activate the Varnish platform for a particular domain or sub-domain, it will begin caching the web pages loaded by your website visitors and as soon as it has cached enough web content, you’ll perceive a tremendously faster site performance as well as a decreased load on the dedicated machine. With Varnish-dedicated virtual memory starting at 3 GB, you will be able to use the software platform for workload balancing purposes even if you host many websites on the machine.