Varnish is a content caching platform, which is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web app accelerator that can accelerate the speed of a website by up to one thousand percent, based on its content. Every time a visitor opens 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 opens it again. Thus, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will load substantially faster, since the Varnish platform can deliver content many times faster than any server software. The result will be a considerably faster loading site, which means an immensely improved website browsing experience. When any of the cached web pages is updated on the live website, the info that Varnish keeps in its system memory is updated too, so the users won’t end up seeing out-of-date information.

Varnish in Cloud Hosting

We offer Varnish as an optional upgrade with each cloud hosting and if you’d like to use it, you can add it to your shared account via the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. There are two different things that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the websites that you want to use Varnish for and the second one, which is available in increments of 32 MB, indicates the total amount of content that the content caching platform can cache at any given time. The Hepsia Control Panel’s intuitive GUI will permit you to deactivate or to restart any instance, to view exhaustive system logs or to erase the platform’s cache with just one click. For maximum results, you can use a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the platform. With Varnish, your site will load tremendously faster, which means more satisfied website visitors and prospective customers.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

All our semi-dedicated servers come with Varnish by default, so you can make use of the web accelerator and increase the loading speed of any site that you host on our platform. You’ll get 64 MB of system memory dedicated to the Varnish accelerator at no additional cost and you’ll be able to add an instance with no more than a few mouse clicks through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated packages. If you want more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be available to you immediately. You can also add more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can choose whether lots of content will be cached for a single website or if the memory will be utilized by multiple sites. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to reboot or to disable any instance, to view the system log associated with it or to clear the cached files using one-click buttons. To get the most out of the Varnish accelerator, you can allocate a dedicated IP to the Internet sites that will employ it.