Varnish is a web accelerator platform, which caches info for quicker access. It’s sometimes called a caching HTTP reverse proxy as well and it interacts between a web server and an Internet browser. When a website visitor loads a certain page, the content is requested by the Internet browser, and then the server processes this request and delivers the necessary data. If Varnish is activated for a given site, it will cache the pages at the very first visit and in case the user visits a cached page once again, the info will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the server. The boosted loading speed is a result of the considerably faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers as compared with any server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the visitors will keep being served the very same content over and over again, because any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish keeps in its memory.

Varnish in Website Hosting

In case you host your websites in a website hosting account with us, you will be able to add Varnish with a few mouse clicks via your hosting Control Panel. The platform is offered as an upgrade with all our hosting plans and you can select how many sites will use it and the maximum storage space that will be available for the cached content. The two upgradeable features in the Upgrades section of the Control Panel are the amount of system memory and the number of instances and they are not directly tied to each other, so you can choose if you want lots of memory for one large-sized website or less memory for several smaller ones. You can make use of the full potential of Varnish if the websites use a dedicated IP address. Using the hosting Control Panel, you can swiftly start/reboot/shut down an instance, delete the cached content independently for each website which uses the Varnish platform or check an in-depth log file.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer will allow you to use Varnish as soon as your brand new account has been created, since the data caching platform comes by default. 64 megabytes of system memory will be assigned to Varnish the moment your account is enabled, so you can make use of this workload balancing software as soon as you launch your website. In case you’re in need of more memory, you can add 32 megabytes at a time from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be allocated to your semi-dedicated machine straight away. You can also increase the number of the sites that employ Varnish, or the so-called ‘instances’, which are not directly bound to the amount of memory that you use, which means that you will enjoy more versatility. The caching platform will noticeably lower the load on the semi-dedicated server caused by your sites, so your website visitors can enjoy fast-loading web pages. You’ll be able to manage the Varnish caching platform without efforts through the Hepsia Control Panel using fast-access buttons. You will be able to start/cancel any of the instances that you have, to delete the cached files associated with any of your websites or to view system logs.

Varnish in VPS Hosting

We provide Varnish with all of the Hepsia-managed VPS hosting packages, so if you get a server with this Control Panel, you will be able to make use of the data caching platform at no extra charge. Varnish can use different amounts of memory for caching purposes based on the very plan that you have chosen at signup, but in any case, this amount won’t be less than several hundred megabytes. This is more than enough to improve the performance of several large-scale websites, so the faster web page loading speeds and the decreased load on your VPS will be perceivable. The effect may not be obvious right away, since the Varnish platform will need some time to cache the website content that visitors request, but soon after you activate it, you’ll witness its full capacity. This caching platform will permit you to use a less powerful server and to pay less cash to get the exact same performance you’d get with a higher-end machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting

You can use Varnish in order to boost the load speed of any site that is hosted on a dedicated server with us if the Hepsia Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the data caching platform ready for use at no additional fee, but you will also have complete control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s user-friendly interface. It will take only one mouse click to start or cancel an instance or to clear the cached data associated with any site that is using the Varnish platform and in case you are more tech-savvy, you can also browse the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 GB of system memory for website content caching purposes, so even if you run a vast number of Internet sites on your machine and they all use the Varnish platform, the improvement in their overall performance will be perceivable. You’ll only need to wait for a little while until Varnish caches whatever webpages the site visitors access on their end. The platform works best when the Internet sites use a dedicated IP, but owing to the fact that our servers come with three cost-free IPs, you’ll have everything you need.