Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches information for the sake of quicker access. It’s occasionally referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and an Internet browser. When a site visitor accesses a particular page, the content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server handles this request and sends back the requested data. If Varnish is enabled for a specific website, it will cache its pages at the very first request and in case the visitor 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 speed that Varnish offers compared with any web server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the users will keep being served the very same content again and again, since any update on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish keeps in its system memory.

Varnish in Shared Website Hosting

Varnish is available as an optional upgrade with each of our shared website hosting. You can add it to your account from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared hosting plans and you will get a really user-friendly GUI, which will give you complete control over the data caching platform. Using 1-click quick-access buttons, you can reboot or delete any of the instances, in other words – Varnish will no longer work for a given website. You can also check an in-depth system log file or delete the cache associated with any of the websites. When you add Varnish to your hosting plan, you’ll be able to select the maximum amount of system memory that will be available to you for caching purposes and the number of the sites that will use Varnish. You can always get more memory in increments of 32 MB and, for best performance, you can allocate a dedicated IP address to the sites that will use Varnish. This will permit you to get the most out of your sites and to have numerous satisfied site users.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

All dedicated servers that are ordered with the custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is among the pre-installed platforms that you will get with the machine. The Varnish platform can be enabled and administered with ease through the Hepsia Control Panel’s user-friendly interface and, with no more than one mouse click, you can browse an elaborate system log, create or restart an instance, clear the cached data associated with any Internet site and much more. Shortly after you enable the Varnish platform for a particular domain or subdomain, it will start caching the webpages requested by the site visitors and as soon as it has cached enough web content, you’ll witness a significantly better site performance plus a decreased load on the dedicated server. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at three gigabytes, you will be able to use the software platform for load distribution purposes even if you run a vast number of sites on your dedicated machine.