Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches information for the sake of faster response times. It’s sometimes referred to as a caching HTTP reverse proxy too and it works between a web server and a browser. When a visitor accesses a specific web page, the content is requested by the web browser, and then the web server processes this browser request and sends back the requested data. If Varnish is enabled for a given website, it will cache its pages on the very first visit and if the user accesses a cached page once more, the content will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the server. The increased speed is an end result of the substantially faster response time that the Varnish platform offers compared to any server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the users will continue seeing the very same content over and over again, since any update on any of the pages is reflected in the content that Varnish keeps in its system memory.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Varnish content caching platform is an essential part of the basic service set that you will obtain if you decide to host your sites under a semi-dedicated server account. You can activate it for any of your websites via our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel. The default memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache content 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, i.e. the number of the Internet sites that can use this platform at the same time. As these two things aren’t tied to each other, you can use several Internet sites with the default amount of memory or you can get more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for a single site. Varnish performs best if you set a dedicated IP address for the websites that utilize its power. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with an easy way of restarting any instance. What’s more, you will be able to delete the cached content with just one click.

Varnish in Dedicated Servers

You can use Varnish to increase the loading speed of any website that is hosted on a dedicated server with us if the Hepsia hosting Control Panel is installed on it. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready to be used at no extra fee, but you’ll also have full control over it through the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-navigate GUI. It’ll take just a click to start or cancel an instance or to clear the cache for any site that is using Varnish and if you’re more proficient, you can also check the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 gigabytes of memory for data caching purposes, so even if you host many websites on your dedicated server and they all use the Varnish caching platform, the improvement in their performance will be obvious. You will just have to wait for a while till Varnish caches whatever content the visitors browse on their end. The platform performs best when the sites use a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that our servers come with 3 charge-free IP addresses, you’ll have everything you need.