Varnish is a data caching platform, which is occasionally referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a website accelerator tool that can boost the load speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, based on the content itself. Each time a visitor accesses any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server if the visitor opens it again. In this way, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will load tremendously faster, as Varnish can serve content many times faster than any server software. The end result is a substantially faster loading website, which means an immensely improved website browsing experience. If any of the cached webpages is updated on the live site, the data that Varnish caches in its memory is ‘refreshed’ as well, so the users will not end up seeing old content.

Varnish in Shared Hosting

Our company offers Varnish as an optional upgrade with each Linux shared hosting package and if you want to use it, you can add it to your web hosting account using the Upgrades menu in your Hepsia Control Panel. There’re two separate things that can be upgraded – the number of instances and the system memory. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that you’d like to use Varnish for and the second one, which comes in increments of 32 megabytes, shows the maximum amount of content that the content caching platform can store at any given time. Hepsia’s simple-to-work-with GUI will allow you to disable or to reboot any instance, to view in-depth logs or to delete the platform’s cache with just click of the mouse. For maximum results, you can employ a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the caching platform. With Varnish, your website will open tremendously faster, which means more pleased visitors and potential clients.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Varnish platform is part of the standard set of services that you will get in case you choose to host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can activate it for any of your Internet sites via our avant-garde Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default amount of memory that the Varnish caching platform can use to cache data is 64 megabytes, but if you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this amount of memory from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the websites that can use this caching platform simultaneously. Since these two things aren’t bound to each other, you can use a couple of sites with the default amount of memory or you can order more memory in increments of 32 megabytes and use all of it for a single Internet site. Varnish works best if you use a dedicated IP address for the sites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you a simple means of restarting any instance. Also, you’ll be able to clear the cached contents with only one click of the mouse.