Varnish is a website accelerator platform, which caches info for the sake of faster access. It is sometimes referred to as an HTTP reverse proxy as well and it works between a web server and its users. When a visitor opens a particular page, the content is requested by the web browser, and then the server processes this request and delivers the necessary content. If Varnish is enabled for a specific website, it will cache its pages on the first request and if the visitor visits a cached page once more, the content will be delivered by the caching platform and not by the web server. The accelerated loading speed is an end result of the substantially faster response speed that the Varnish platform offers compared to any web server software. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the website visitors will continue being served the exact same content again and again, as any modification on any of the web pages is reflected in the content that Varnish saves in its system memory.

Varnish in Shared Website Hosting

You can unlock Varnish’s full potential and optimize the speed of your sites irrespective of the shared website hosting package that you have selected and you can add and set up the data caching platform with a couple of clicks of the mouse through the simple-to-use interface offered by our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel. In the meantime, you’ll be able to choose two separate things – how many websites will employ the Varnish platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, in other words – the amount of memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes and is not linked to the number of instances, so you can order more instances and less memory and vice versa. In case you’ve got a lot of content on a specific site and you win lots of website visitors, more memory will guarantee you a better result. You may also consider using a dedicated IP address for the websites that will use the Varnish caching platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with simple 1-click buttons for shutting down or restarting any instance, for erasing the cache for any website and for viewing exhaustive system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Varnish is included as standard with all semi-dedicated packages that we’re offering and you can use it for workload distribution purposes. It is available in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The data caching platform comes with 64 megabytes of system memory for cached content storing purposes and you can use it with any Internet site that you host in the account. In case you are in need of more than that, you can increase the system memory quota. The memory itself is available in increments of 32 MB through the Upgrades section of the Control Panel. The exact same section will allow you to enable more instances too, if you wish to use the Varnish platform with more Internet sites. The two upgrades can be ordered independently – you can cache the content of one resource-heavy website or run several Internet sites with the default memory allocation. You can take full advantage of the Varnish platform in case you have a dedicated IP and you can get one with your semi-dedicated plan as well. Hepsia will grant you full control over the platform and, with no more than one single mouse click, you’ll be able to delete the cache, to view a system log file or to restart an instance.

Varnish in VPS

We provide Varnish with all of the Hepsia-managed VPS, so in case you buy a server with this web hosting Control Panel, you will be able to make full use of the data caching platform at no additional cost. The Varnish platform can utilize different amounts of memory for caching purposes based on the very VPS package that you’ve selected on the order form, but in any case, this amount will not be less than several hundred MB. This is quite enough to boost the overall performance of several different popular sites, so the faster web page loading speeds and the reduced load on the machine will be perceivable. The effect may not be apparent momentarily, as Varnish will need some time to cache the site content that users request, but soon after you activate it, you’ll observe its full potential. This platform will allow you to use a lower-end VPS server and to pay less money to get the very same performance you’d get with a higher-end machine without Varnish.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

You can use Varnish in order to boost the speed of any site that’s hosted on a dedicated server from us when the Hepsia Control Panel is pre-installed on the machine. Not only will you get the platform ready for use at no extra cost, but you will also exert total control over it via the Hepsia Control Panel’s easy-to-work-with GUI. It’ll take only one single click to start or terminate an instance or to delete the cached files associated with any website that is using the Varnish platform and if you’re more practiced, you can also browse the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with no less than 3 gigabytes of memory for website content caching purposes, so even if you run multiple sites on your dedicated server and they all use the platform, the difference in their performance will be apparent. You will just have to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever content the visitors open on their end. The Varnish platform works best when the Internet sites use a dedicated IP, but due to the fact that our dedicated servers include three charge-free IPs, you’ll have everything you need.