Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches info for the sake of quicker access. It’s occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and its users. When a site visitor opens a particular web page, its content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the web server processes this browser request and sends back the required info. If Varnish is enabled for a particular website, it will cache its pages on the first request and if the visitor accesses a cached page for a second time, the content will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the server. The accelerated speed is a result of the substantially faster response speed that Varnish offers compared with any server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the users will continue seeing the same content over and over again, as any update on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish keeps in its system memory.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

Our company offers Varnish as an optional upgrade with each cloud hosting and if you would like to use it, you can add it to your shared website hosting account through the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two separate things that can be upgraded – the instances and the system memory. The first one pertains to the number of the Internet sites that you want to use Varnish for, whereas the second, which is available in increments of 32 megabytes, pertains to the maximum amount of data that the data caching platform can store at any particular time. Hepsia’s easy-to-use graphical interface will enable you to shut down or to restart any instance, to view comprehensive system logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just one mouse click. For maximum results, you can employ a dedicated IP for the sites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your site will load tremendously faster, meaning more satisfied site visitors and potential customers.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

Varnish is offered by default with all semi-dedicated servers offered by our company and you can use it for workload balancing purposes. It is 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 use it with any website that you host in your account. If you are in need of more than that, you can increase the memory quota. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 megabytes through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The same section will allow you to enable more instances too, if you want to use the Varnish caching platform with more sites. The two upgrades can be ordered separately – you can cache the content of a single resource-requiring website or run several Internet sites with the default memory allowance. You can get the most out of the Varnish caching platform if you have a dedicated IP address and you can get one with your semi-dedicated plan as well. Hepsia will grant you full control over the platform and, with no more than one single click, you’ll be able to delete the cached files, to view a log or to reboot an instance.