Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web application accelerator tool that can increase the speed of a website by up to 1000 percent, depending on its content. Anytime a visitor accesses any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server in case the visitor accesses it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not handled by the server and the web page will load tremendously faster, since Varnish can deliver content many times faster than any server software. The result will be a much faster loading page, which leads to an enormously improved visitor experience. If any of the cached webpages is updated on the live Internet site, the content that Varnish stores in its memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the website visitors will never see old information.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

In case you host your Internet sites under a cloud hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to activate Varnish with several clicks of the mouse from your Control Panel. The content caching platform comes as an optional upgrade with all our shared hosting packages and you can choose how many websites will use it and the maximum amount of system memory that will be available for the cached data. The two upgradeable features in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the number of instances and the amount of system memory and they’re not linked directly to each other, so you can choose whether you want plenty of memory for a single large-size website or less memory for multiple smaller ones. You can use the full potential of the Varnish platform if the sites use a dedicated IP. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can quickly start/restart/cancel an instance, delete the cached contents independently for each website that employs Varnish or see a comprehensive log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The semi-dedicated hosting plans that we’re offering will allow you to employ Varnish once your brand-new semi-dedicated account is active, since the data caching platform comes by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the moment your account is activated, so you can take advantage of this load balancing software once your site has been published to the web. If you need more memory, you can get 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated machine right away. You can also increase the number of the Internet sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly linked to the amount of memory that you use, which means that you’ll have more freedom. The platform will noticeably decrease the server load produced by your websites, so your site visitors can enjoy fast-opening web pages. You’ll be able to manage the Varnish platform without efforts through your Control Panel using quick-access buttons. You will be able to start/deactivate any of the instances that you’ve got, to clear the cached data for any of your Internet sites or to see system logs.