Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a web application accelerator tool that can increase the load speed of a website by up to one thousand percent, based on its content. Every 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 server and the web page will open much faster, since the Varnish caching platform can serve data many times faster than any server software. The result is a considerably faster loading website, which leads to an enormously improved browsing experience. When any of the cached web pages is updated on the live site, the content that Varnish stores in its system memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the website visitors will not end up seeing out-of-date info.

Varnish in Shared Web Hosting

In case you host your websites under a shared web hosting account with our company, you’ll be able to activate Varnish with a few clicks via your hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform is offered as an optional upgrade with all our hosting plans and you can select the number of the websites that will use it and the total storage space that will be used for the cached data. The two upgradeable features in the Control Panel’s Upgrades section are the number of instances and the amount of system memory and they aren’t directly linked to each other, so you can choose whether you want lots of memory for a single large-size website or less memory for several smaller ones. You can use the full potential of the Varnish caching platform in case the sites use a dedicated IP. With the Control Panel, you can swiftly start/reboot/terminate an instance, delete the cached content individually for each site that employs Varnish or check a comprehensive system log.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages include Varnish by default, so you can take advantage of the web accelerator and accelerate the load speed of any website that you host on our platform. You’ll get 64 MB of system memory dedicated to Varnish at no additional cost and you will be able to create an instance with no more than a few clicks of the mouse through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated server plans. In case you want more memory, the latter is available in increments of 32 megabytes in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel and it will be available to you immediately. You can also order more instances as an upgrade, so you can choose whether a lot of data will be cached for a single site or if the available memory will be utilized by multiple websites. Hepsia will allow you to restart or to cancel any instance, to view the system log file associated with it or to delete the cached data using 1-click controls. To take full advantage of the Varnish accelerator, you can get a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that will use it.